What is Advanced Practice Registered Technologist (Radiation Therapy) (“APRT(T)”) Certification?
The APRT(T) certification process provides a standardized means to recognize and certify radiation therapists working at an advanced level in Canada. This 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
- Ensures that only those candidates who can provide firm evidence of meeting the defined competency criteria can be designated an APRT(T)
- Provides a rigorous process that bestows value and credibility on the title and gives it significance and benefit for the practitioner, the employer, and the patient
Why become an APRT(T)?
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 establishes an agreed standard for advanced practice that is recognized across the country.
How does the APRT(T) Certification process work?
APRT(T) Certification is a three-phase competency-based assessment process consisting of:
- Phase I: Portfolio Submission
- Phase II: Patient Case Submission
- Phase III: Competency-Based Oral Exam
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.
A full listing of certification process materials is available at APRT(T) Certification Handbooks and Guides.
Who can apply to become an APRT(T)?
- Certification to practice as a radiation therapist in Canada
- Five (5) years (10,000 hours) of full-time equivalent employment experience in the practice of radiation therapy provided in the form of a CV or resume upon submission
- Master’s degree, or substantial evidence of equivalence*
- Current membership with the CAMRT for the duration of the certification process
* Evidence of appropriate educational preparation (deemed equivalent to a Master’s level education) is acceptable. The assessment of equivalence will be carried out by the CAMRT upon review of eligibility.
Once a potential candidate declares interest, his or her eligibility will be assessed based on the information provided in their Declaration of Interest form and attached documents. The CAMRT will render a decision within approximately four (4) weeks of the submission of the Declaration of Interest form.Submit Declaration of Interest
The CAMRT will be accepting all declarations of interest, however, the CAMRT reserves the right to cap numbers of candidates entering into the certification process within each calendar period. Should an individual wish to proceed with the APRT(T) process after reviewing eligibility, he/she is ultimately responsible for his/her own application, and assumes full responsibility in the event of any unsuccessful attempt(s) at certification.
For more information on the application process and timelines, please review the APRT(T) certification handbook.
For questions please contact CAMRT at email@example.com.
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