The CAMRT entry-to-practice certification exam is a competency-based exam. Emphasis is placed on the application of knowledge in the practice environment and exam questions are asked from this perspective. To assist candidates to prepare for this challenging test, the CAMRT provides the following resources:
Please note beginning with the January 2016 exams, there is a change in the number of questions to 185 multiple choice questions. Exam writing time is 4 hours.
The current blueprint is developed from the competency profile. The exam blueprint provides an outline of the certification exam. It describes exam structure, question type and indicates the number of questions on the exam as per the modules of the competency profile.
Exam blueprints – beginning with the May 2018 certification exams
The exam blueprints beginning with the May 2018 certification exams have been created in significantly different format.
Not all competencies in a profile are tested on an exam. The blueprints beginning with May 2018 exams list only the competencies from the profiles that will be tested on the exams and provide a percentage weighing of questions for each specific area.
An interactive online module has been developed as a new tool to tell exam candidates more about competency-based testing. The module provides the following information.
- Becoming certified to practice in Canada
- Competency-based education and testing
- The value of competency-based learning as a model that meets the needs of the workplace
- Sample exam questions that compare knowledge-based and competency-based questions
- The development and scoring of national certification exams
- Tips and strategies for writing the exam
- An evaluation of the module
The 100-question practice exams for each discipline are developed by the CAMRT as an exam preparation tool to assist candidates who intend to write the national certification exam in the disciplines of Nuclear Medicine, Radiation Therapy, Radiological Technology and Magnetic Resonance. Unlimited access to the practice exam is included in the exam registration fee.
Please note that the practice exams are optimized for desktops only.
The purpose of this module is to provide information about practice in medical radiation technology in a Canadian healthcare environment. The module discusses regulation, professional practice, patient and MRT safety, diversity, the importance of effective communication and the value of CAMRT membership.