About the ARRT Exam

The national certification examination for radiography is a standardized test administered by the American Registry of Radiologic Technologists (ARRT) and includes 220 multiple-choice questions; 200 questions are scored, 20 questions are unidentified pilot questions. The time allotted for the test is 3 1/2 hours; passing score is 75 percent.

Beginning January 2000, the ARRT discontinued paper and pencil testing and began to use computer-based testing (CBT) for the administration of its radiography examinations.

ARRT examinations are administered via computer. Candidates are presented with multiple-choice questions on a computer screen and directed to select an answer using either the keyboard or a mouse. The process allows candidates to review or change any answers to any questions prior to submitting the completed examination for scoring.

A tutorial is offered at the beginning of each examination that allows the candidate to answer several practice questions. This ensures that the candidate is thoroughly familiar with the process.

For more information about the exam, please visit the ARRT website.