All successful candidates receive a CAMRT certificate.
Upon successful completion of the certification requirements, candidates earn the right of appending the appropriate discipline-specific professional designation to their name:
- Registered Technologist, Magnetic Resonance, (RTMR)
- Registered Technologist, Nuclear Medicine, (RTNM)
- Registered Radiation Therapist, (RTT)
- Registered Technologist, Radiological Technology, (RTR)
Technologists with a CAMRT professional designation may apply to their Provincial Member Association for membership, thereby automatically becoming members of the CAMRT. Membership is renewable annually through Provincial Organizations upon payment of fees.
Technologists with a CAMRT professional designation and residing outside of Canadian provincial jurisdictions may apply directly to CAMRT. Membership is renewable annually upon payment of fees.
The Exam Performance Profile of those who have failed the exam will be available online on their personal exam results page. The breakdown per module will give the unsuccessful candidate an indication of areas of weakness. This information is provided to allow the candidate an opportunity for remedial preparation to rewrite the exam.
Candidates must write the examination in the discipline of the educational program they have completed.
Eligible candidates are permitted a maximum of four attempts* to successfully complete the certification examination (one initial write and three rewrites) within a five-year time period.
- For graduates of a program offered in Canada in one of the disciplines of medical radiation technology which has been accredited by Accreditation Canada, the candidate must complete the four attempts to pass the certification examination within five years of successful completion of the program, or by a date determined by a regulatory body.
- For graduates of a program offered outside Canada in medical radiation technology (internationally educated medical radiation technologists, IEMRTs), the candidate must complete the four attempts to pass the certification examination within five years of the date of last practice in medical radiation technology, or first certification exam write, or by a date determined by a regulatory body.
If a candidate is unable to successfully complete the certification examination within four attempts and the established timeframe, they must then complete a program in one of the disciplines of medical radiation technology which has been accredited by Accreditation Canada.
* Candidates who access both or either the CAMRT or Quebec (OTIMROEPMQ) certification exam have a combined total of four (4) attempts.
Candidates are strongly encouraged to withdraw prior to the exam or transfer to the next exam sitting if, prior to the exam, they have a personal circumstance that may affect their performance on exam day (including but not limited to: bereavement, family emergency or chronic health condition).
Appeal submissions deadline
- The reasons for the appeal must be documented in writing and received by the Manager of Certification at the CAMRT office no later than fifteen (15) working days following the receipt of their exam results.
- A fee of $250.00 will apply and must be received with the written request and supporting documentation.
- The request will be reviewed by an Appeal Committee. The committee will consist of the Director of Education, a member of the Education Advisory Council, the Chair of an Exam Validation Committee, and the Manager of Certification. In the event the candidate is known to a member of the Appeal Committee, another individual with similar qualifications will be appointed for that particular appeal review. The Appeal Committee may request additional information before rendering a decision.
- The decision of the Appeal Committee will depend on the circumstances of each individual. It will be sent to the candidate within twenty (20) working days following the Appeal Committee meeting. The decision of the appeal committee will be final.