Barriers to EmploymentStudent must apply and successfully complete the American Registry of Radiologic Technology Certification Exam.

Individuals who have been convicted of serious crimes, who must register as sex offenders, or have committed other violent crimes, may not have the moral character to practice in the healthcare professions. This evaluation of character is important to the safety and welfare of the patient. The American Registry of Radiologic Technologists (ARRT) requires that all misdemeanor and felony convictions be reported to them (This includes misdemeanor and felony convictions including charges resulting in pleas of guilty, nolo contendere (no contest), withheld adjudications, suspended sentences, or military court-martial).

An individual who has been involved in a criminal proceeding or who has been charged with or convicted of a crime may file a request for pre-application review with the ARRT in order to obtain a ruling on the impact of the situation on their eligibility for certification and registration. A pre-application form can be obtained from the ARRT web site ( - Ethics section) or by calling them at (651) 687-0048.