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Frequently Asked Questions

What is CERT?

What organization approves CERT lessons for ARRT Category A credit?

What makes CERT unique compared to other CE products for radiologic technologists?

How do I enroll in CERT?

What does a CERT enrollment include?

How much does a CERT enrollment cost?

Can I become a member of the ARRS? 

How many CE credits can I earn with a CERT enrollment?

How will I know the enrollment has been processed?

Is there a CERT refund policy?

How do I access/login to CERT lessons?

What do I do if I cannot remember my Login and Password?

How will I know when a new CERT lesson is available?

Can I start the required reading and then come back to it later?

How many questions do I need to answer correctly to pass the post-test for each lesson?

Can I start the post-test and then come back to it later?

How will I know if I passed the post-test?

What if I do not pass the post-test the first time?

What are the computer system requirements for using CERT?

I am not able to open the CERT PDF article.  What can I do?

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I am having trouble printing the CERT PDF article. What can I do?

How long will I have access to CERT lessons after my enrollment starts?

Will I have access to CERT after my enrollment expires?

How do I receive my certificate?

How do I contact CERT if I have questions?

How can I provide comments or feedback regarding CERT lessons?

Isn’t the American Roentgen Ray Society (ARRS) for radiologists?

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Q. What is CERT?
A.  CERT is online Continuing Education for Radiologic Technologists, which provides American Registry of Radiologic Technologists (ARRT) Category A credit via monthly lessons.  Lessons focus on topic areas needed most by technologists including CT, mammography and MRI and provide 1 ARRT Category A credit each.  The mission of CERT is to provide continuing education for radiologic technologists through focused content recognized worldwide for its quality and timeliness.

Q. What organization approves CERT lessons for ARRT Category A credit?
A. The American Roentgen Ray Society (ARRS) has been approved by the ARRT Board of Trustees as a Recognized Continuing Education Evaluation Mechanism (RCEEM). RCEEMs are the organizations approved by the ARRT to grant credit to radiologic technologists. 

Q. What makes CERT unique compared to other CE products for radiologic technologists?
A.  CERT lessons are clinically focused and practical with content selected from the ARRS’ premier American Journal of Roentgenology (AJR). This online CE product utilizes peer-reviewed materials from a highly respected radiologic journal allowing technologists to enrich their skills as part of the radiologic team.

Q. How do I enroll in CERT?
A.  There are three easy ways to enroll in CERT:

American Roentgen Ray Society
Attn: CERT
44211 Slatestone Court
Leesburg, VA 20176-5109

 

Q. What does a CERT enrollment include?
A. A CERT enrollment provides online access to new lessons monthly each worth one ARRT Category A credit. In a 1-year period you will have access to 12 new lessons. Each online lesson will provide required reading, a post-test, evaluation, and the opportunity to print a CE certificate.

Q. How much does it cost to enroll in CERT?
A.  A 1-year CERT enrollment costs $100.

Q. How many CE credits can I earn with a CERT enrollment?
A. CERT enrollment will earn a minimum of 12 ARRT Category A CE credits with a 1-year CERT enrollment. Some states may have CE requirements beyond those of the ARRT. Please check with your state to determine your specific CE requirements.

Q. How will I know when my enrollment has been processed?
A. When you enroll, you will receive an e-mail confirmation including instructions on how to access CERT online once the order and payment has been received and processed. Please allow 2-3 weeks for processing. You will receive an e-mail from cert@arrs.org or straylor@arrs.org with instructions to access CERT online once your account has been activated. Please be sure your e-mail SPAM filtering system is set-up to receive messages from e-mail accounts that end with @arrs.org or @arrs.org. If after 3 weeks, you have not received an e-mail confirmation, please first confirm the message was not blocked by your e-mail SPAM filter, then follow up with the ARRS at cert@arrs.org about your CERT enrollment. Once you enrollment has been processed you will receive a monthly e-mail announcing the newest CERT lesson available.

Q. Is there a CERT refund policy?
A. Refunds will be issued within 10 business days of purchase provided none of the CERT lessons have been completed.

Q. How do I access/login to CERT lessons?
A. To access CERT lessons, go to http://www.arrs.org/education/cert/ and click on Login on the top left-hand side of the page. Enter the Login and Password provided in the email confirmation you received upon completion of processing.

Your CERT/ARRS Login will be the first initial of your first name and the first initial of your last name with your six-digit ID number. Your Password is your six-digit ID number. Please be sure to capitalize your initials when entering your Login. For example, Jane Smith with an ID number of 123456 would login with:

Login: JS123456
Password: 123456

Once you have logged in, select the lesson you wish to access.

Q. What do I do if I cannot remember my Login and Password?
A. If you do not know your six-digit CERT/ARRS ID number, you may:
            1. Email cert@arrs.org to request the information.
            2. Call 866-940-2777 or 703-729-3353 to request the information.
            3. Click here to retrieve your password.

Q. How will I know when a new CERT lesson is available?
A. All those enrolled in CERT will receive an email notification each month when a new CERT lesson has become available.

Q. Can I start the required reading and then come back to it later?
A. Yes, you may start the reading and then come back to it later; however all reading must be completed prior to taking the post-test.

Q. How many questions do I need to answer correctly to pass the post-test for each lesson?
A. A score of 75% or better must be obtained to pass the post-test and obtain ARRT Category A credit.  This is a requirement of the ARRT.

Q. Can I start the post-test and then come back to it later?
A. Once you have started the post-test you must complete it.  You will not be able to stop in the middle of the test and come back to it later.

Q. How will I know if I passed the post-test?
A. You will receive a message indicating you have passed the post-test as well as provide the number of questions and the percentage answered correctly.

Q. What if I do not pass the post-test the first time?
A. Each post-test may be taken up to three times as long as your CERT enrollment is current and the lesson is still available for credit.

Q. What are the computer system requirements for using CERT?
A. Computer systems must meet the following system requirements to access CERT:

PC System Requirements

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Q. I am not able to open the CERT PDF article.  What can I do?
A. Try the following to fix the problem:

Q. The text of the CERT PDF article is too small for me to read online. What can I do?
A. If you would like to read CERT PDF articles online, increase the view size to 125%.  Another option would be print the document and read it offline.

Q. I am having trouble printing the CERT PDF article. What can I do?
A. Try the following to fix the problem:

Q. How long will I have access to CERT lessons after my enrollment starts?
A. During a 1-year enrollment, you will have access to a minimum of 12 CERT lessons. If a CERT lesson is active, you will have access to it during your enrollment. CERT lessons are approved for ARRT Category A credit for a period of 2 years.  

Q. Will I have access to CERT after my enrollment expires?
A. Only active ARRS radiologic technologist members and current CERT enrollrs have access to CERT. Once your enrollment period ends, you will no longer have access to any CERT lessons including the required readings, post-test and certificates.

Q. How do I receive my certificate?
A. After successfully completing the post-test and evaluation, you will be able to print your certificate as long as your CERT enrollment is current.

Q. How do I contact CERT if I have questions?
A. Email cert@arrs.org or phone 866-940-2777 or 703-729-3353.

Q. How can I provide comments or feedback regarding CERT lessons?
A. A comments and feedback section is available with each CERT lesson evaluation. In addition, comments and feedback may be emailed to cert@arrs.org.

Q. Isn’t the American Roentgen Ray Society (ARRS) for radiologists?
A. The ARRS’ mission is to be the educational resource for the radiology team.  While the majority of ARRS members are radiologists, there are also radiologic technologist members, physicist members, along with other members of the radiology team.  The ARRS understands the growing role radiologic technologists play in today’s radiologic workplace. Many examinations and procedures are team based with technologists and radiologists working together. The ARRS, and in particular the AJR, has a reputation for providing timely and practical information that is useful to everyone in radiology.

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