The Advanced Practice Registered Technologist (Therapy) (“APRT(T)”) Certification process provides a standardized means to recognize and certify radiation therapists working to the defined advanced level in Canada. The certification process assesses a candidate’s ability to carry out the role of an advanced practice radiation therapist based on defined competencies from a nationally-validated APRT(T) Competency Profile. The rigour of the process ensures that only those candidates who can provide firm evidence of meeting the defined competency criteria can be designated an APRT(T). This rigour bestows value and credibility on the title and gives it significance and benefit for the practitioner, the employer, and the patient.
For the individual radiation therapist, formal certification demonstrates a recognized level of educational and career accomplishment built through years of study and experience. The consistent standard associated with certification allows national recognition for APRT(T)s.
For the profession of radiation therapy, formal certification is important as it establishes an agreed standard for advanced practice that is recognized across the country.
APRT(T) Certification is a three-phase competency-based assessment process consisting of:
- Phase 1: Portfolio submission
- Phase 2: Patient case submission
- Phase 3: Competency-based oral examination (structured cases and portfolio defence)
Each phase of assessment follows upon successful completion of the previous phase and is designed to allow candidates to effectively demonstrate their competencies and experience. The process as a whole allows the candidate and the assessors to evaluate candidate competency against the requirements defined in the APRT(T) Competency Profile.
For a description of the process, see APRT(T) Certification Handbook.
A full listing of certification process materials is available at APRT(T) Certification Handbooks and Guides.
To submit your Declaration of Interest, please see Declaration of Interest.