American Registry of Magnetic Resonance Imaging Technologists (ARMRIT)

Magnetic Resonance Imaging Technologist


Credential: Magnetic Resonance Imaging Technologist  In-Demand resource  GI Bill resource CA Eligible
Credentialing Agency: American Registry of Magnetic Resonance Imaging Technologists (ARMRIT)

Renewal Period: 3 years

The American Registry of Magnetic Resonance Imaging Technologists (ARMRIT), Magnetic Resonance Imaging (MRI) Technologist certification recognizes individuals who are qualified as specialists and who promote high standards of patient care and safety in the diagnostic medical imaging modality of Magnetic Resonance Imaging (MRI) technology including: interventional MRI, cardiovascular MRI, functional MRI, and MRI breast imaging. Candidates must meet ARMRIT's minimum formal education and/or clinical experience eligibility requirements to qualify for the MRI Technologist certification exam. Candidates must pass a written exam.

More information can be found on the certifying agency's website.

Magnetic Resonance Imaging Technologist

MINIMUM REQUIREMENTS

Attainability:    medium

Eligibility Requirements (View Details)

  • Credential Prerequisite
  • Experience: 6240 hours
  • Education: High School Diploma/GED
  • Training
  • Membership
  • Other
  • Fee

Note: This credential may have multiple options for a Service member to meet eligibility requirements. Requirements listed here are based on the minimum degree required. To view other options, see the Eligibility tab.

Exam Requirements (View Details)

  • Exam
  • Written Exam
  • Oral Exam
  • Practical Exam
  • Performance Assessment

RECERTIFICATION SUMMARY

Renewal Period: 3 years

  • Continuing Education
  • Exam
  • Continuing Education OR Exam
  • Fee
  • Other

AGENCY CONTACT INFORMATION

American Registry of Magnetic Resonance Imaging Technologists (ARMRIT)

2444 NW 8th Street
Delray Beach, FL  33445

Phone: (561) 450-6880

Fax: (561) 265-5045
Email: armrit@msn.com

Option 1:

Candidate must have completed an American Registry of Magnetic Resonance Imagining Technologists (ARMRIT) approved Certification or Degree program that includes at least 1,000 hours of documented MRI Clinical training.

Option 2:

Candidate must be a graduate of a Magnetic Resonance Imaging (MRI) Registered Apprenticeship Program with a minimum of 2,000 hours of documented MRI Clinical Training from an approved Registered Apprenticeship program.

Option 3:

Candidate must have completed a Non-ARMRIT approved Certification of Degree program of at least one year of Allied Health Education that includes at least 2,000 hours of documented MRI Clinical training and is licensed by the State.

Option 4:

Candidate from another medical imaging modality or allied health field must have at least 1,700 hours of documented MRI Clinical experience such as:

  • Cardio Vascular Technologist (CVT)
  • EEG Technologists
  • Electro-Physiology and Evoked Potential Technologists
  • Emergency Medical Technician (EMT)
  • Foreign Medical Graduate
  • Medical Assistants with Diploma and/or Certification
  • Nuclear Medicine Technologists certified by the NMTCB or ARRT
  • Nurses (RN, LPN, LVN)
  • Physical Therapist (PT)
  • Physical Therapy Technician/Assistant (PT)
  • Physicians (MD, DO, DC, DPM)
  • Physician Assistants (PA)
  • Radiographers certified by the ARRT, LRT, CRT or State license
  • Surgical Technician with National Certification
  • Ultrasonographers certified by the ARDMS or CCI

Option 5:

Candidate with on-the-job training must prove four years or 6,240 hours of documented full-time MRI Clinical experience or possess a Associated Degree and 2,000 hours of full-time MRI Clinical experience.

The Magnetic Resonance Imaging Technologist credential has the following other requirements:

  • Candidate must adhere to the Code of Ethics set forth by the ARMRIT Board of Directors.
  • Candidates must stay active in the MRI profession.

Written Exam

  • MR Physics
    • Basic, Intermediate and Advanced Physics
    • Tissue Characteristics
    • Electromagnetism
  • Clinical Applications
    • Pulse Sequences
    • Image Parameters
    • Spatial Localization
    • Image Quality
    • Enhancement Agents
    • Types of MR Magnets
    • Coils and Peripheral Equipment
  • Section III
    • Bioeffects, Safety, and Patient Care
    • MR Cross-sectional Anatomy

Exam Preparation Resources

There are a number of resources available to help you prepare for the Magnetic Resonance Imaging Technologist examination:

An additional resource is O'Reilly Learning Safari Books Online, a searchable digital library that provides online access to thousands of books, training videos and conference sessions. See the Educational Resources section on the Related Sites page here on COOL to learn how to get free access.

RECERTIFICATION

Magnetic Resonance Imaging Technologist

Renewal Period: 3 years

The Magnetic Resonance Imaging Technologist credential has the following recertification information:

  • The Magnetic Resonance Imaging (MRI) Technologist certification is renewed every three years. Certification holders must submit evidence of eight Continuing Medical Education (CME) credits per year for a total of twenty-four CME credits in MRI Technology as awarded by the AHRA, ACCME, AMA, ASRT or other qualified CME granting organization. CME credits must be derived from topics related to Magnetic Resonance Imaging technology and/or MRI Patient Care and Safety. A recertification fee is required. 

    Additional information can be found in the MRI Examination Candidate Handbook on the ARMRIT website.

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Early Career

1-3 years experience; Enlisted E1 through E4

Mid Career

4-10 years experience; Enlisted E5 through E6

Late Career

10+ years experience; Enlisted E7 through E9

Early Career

1-3 years experience; Enlisted “A” School through E5

Mid Career

4-10 years experience; Enlisted E6 through E7

Late Career

10+ years experience; Enlisted E8 through E9

Early Career

1-6 years experience; Officer O1 through O2

Mid Career

6-12 years experience; Officer O3 through O5

Late Career

12+ years experience; Officer O6 and Above

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Low

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Medium

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High

Highly attainable: minimum education requirement = HS or less and/or minimum experience = 2 years or less experience and no additional requirements.

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