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EverLearn Radiology CE Courses Approved!

EverLearn is super excited to have six Radiology CE courses available for purchase. Take a moment and head over to the EverLearn store and check them out. Combined, the six courses total 14.5 EverLearn radiology CE credits.  And yes, all these EverLearn courses are accepted by the American Registry of Radiologic Technologists (ARRT) and approved for CE credit by the American Society of Radiologic Technologists (ASRT) and State of Florida. So, if you are in need of X-Ray and radiology CE Credits this year, please consider giving EverLearn radiology CE courses a try! All courses offer a “Content Review” button so learners can easily navigate to relevant content during post-test. If you have any questions about our X-Ray and Radiology CE courses, please feel free to send us a message via our website contact form or call us at 888.978.5280.  You can also check out our video demos as well. Read on for a brief recap of a few of the available courses.

Small Bowel Diseases and Diagnostic Imaging Options:  This radiology CE course is approved for 1 CE credit. It is a text based course, similar to an article, and also contains some images. The goal of the course is to familiarize technologists with imaging options to aid in diagnosing small bowel diseases.

On the Edge with Deep Vein Thrombosis & Pulmonary Embolism: This radiology CE course will throughly inform the learner all about deep vein thrombosis (DVT) and pulmonary embolism (PE). It is approved for 2 radiology CE credits. It is mostly a text based course with images, but there is a short video demo and an audio interview with a CT technologist. Causes, symptoms, risks, and complications of deep vein thrombosis and pulmonary embolism will be discussed.

Thoughts and Understandings About Pancreatic Cancer: This radiology CE course is approved for 2.5 CE credits. The course covers the anatomy and physiology of the pancreas and how pancreatic cancer impacts the structure and function of the pancreas. The course will also cover different diagnostic imaging options and will discuss symptoms, signs, risk factors, and treatment for pancreatic cancer.

Introduction to Computed Tomography: This course is approved for 2.5 CE credits and is a video based course but also includes a text transcript for those that would prefer to read instead of watch. This is an introductory course and is great for a technologist that is new to CT. The course will cover the history of CT, advantages and risks of CT, image production, contrast media (both oral and IV), and cross sectional CT images with some associated pathologies.

That is just a brief introduction.  Head over to the EverLearn Store to see all the radiology CE courses that are offered!

Happy Imaging!


ARRT Continuing Education and License Renewal

ARRT Continuing Education (CE) Requirements Explained for RTs

For renewal of a R.T.s certification and registration, the American Registry of Radiologic Technologists (ARRT) requires R.T.s to report, at minimum, 24 Category A or A+ radiology CE credits at the end of their CE biennium. This requirement became mandatory in 1995 and continues today and assists in ensuring the health care community and public that a R.T. professional is qualified to practice in the profession. All Registered Radiologic Technologists are required to comply with the ARRT continuing education requirements for obtaining radiology CE credits.

What is a R.T.'s Biennium?

An R.T.'s biennium is a two-year time span that coincides with a technologist's birth month. The biennium begins on the first day of an R.T.'s birth month, extending two years, and ends the last day of the month prior to the R.T.'s birth month. The ARRT continuing education requirements make it mandatory that a technologist complete 24 Category A or A+ radiology CE credits in this two-year time frame for certification and registration renewal.

Biennium Example for ARRT Radiology Continuing Education (CE) Credit Requirements

As an example, let's say a new R.T. has a November birthday. This particular person passes the ARRT national registry exam in May of 2016 and obtains initial certification and registration. This newly registered and certified R.T.'s biennium will start on the November 1, 2016 (The R.T.'s next birth month) and continue for two years, ending on October 31, 2018. Between November 1, 2016 and October 31, 2018 this technologist must obtain 24 Category A or A+ radiology CE credits to be eligible for renewal of certification and registration.

If you are looking for your biennium period, it should be printed on your ARRT credential card. Your biennium dates will also appear on your application for renewal of registration and certification. It is important to note that CE credits CAN NOT be carried over from one biennium period to another biennium period per ARRT continuing education guidelines.

How to Renew Your ARRT License

To renew your ARRT license you should be able to do that online. Just head over to the ARRT website.

Click the "LOGIN" icon in the upper right hand corner of the page. If you have login in credentials, then login and you can report your CE and renew online.

If you don't have a login, just click the "REGISTER" link from this page and register with their site to have an online login. Once you do that you should be able to renew online. If you need to contact the ARRT, their phone # is 651-687-0048.

How Does an R.T. Report and Document their Radiology CE Credits to the ARRT?

During the renewal process, a technologist will complete the ARRT's Application for Renewal of Certification and Registration. Every other year, at the end of a technologist's biennium, he or she will be required to document continuing education (CE) on the renewal application CE Report Form by listing the radiology CE credits and activities he or she has completed. The actual CE certificates, proving and documenting that CE credit was completed, should not be submitted with the renewal form. The only time you will be required to submit proof of CE credit via a certificate is if the ARRT selects you for a CE audit.

What Options Does an R.T. Have to Satisfy CE Requirements?

Currently, there are three options a technologist has in fulfilling his or her ARRT continuing education requirements.

Option 1: Earn 24 continuing education (CE) credits that meet the ARRT's criteria and guidelines.

• The 24 CE credits need to be Category A or A+ and must be evaluated by a Recognized Continuing Education Evaluation Mechanism (RCEEM). All EverLearn courses are Category A and evaluated by the American Society of Radiologic Technologists (ASRT), which is a recognized RCEEM with the ARRT.

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• R.T.s should choose CE topics that are relevant to their practice area. The CE credits do not have to be specific to radiography but must be applicable to radiography or patient care as it relates to radiography.

• Radiology CE credits earned via home study, Internet activities, lectures, and directed reading courses cannot be repeated in the same biennium.

• Applications facility training qualifies as Category A CE credit, but effective January 1, 2011 the ARRT has capped those credits at 8.0 per biennium.

Option 2: Earn certification and registration in a primary discipline not previously certified and registered in. It is important to note though, that this option will no longer provide CE credit for technologists with a CE biennium starting on or after January 1, 2018. Examples of primary certifications or registrations that the ARRT has deemed acceptable for CE credit include Radiography through the ARRT, Nuclear Medicine Technology through the ARRT or NMTCB, Radiation Therapy through the ARRT, Sonography through the ARRT, Magnetic Resonance Imaging through the ARRT, Dosimetry through MDCB, and Diagnostic Medical Sonography , Vascular Technology, or Diagnostic Cardiac Sonography through the ARDMS. Visit the ARRT website to learn more about primary and post-primary certifications and registrations.

Option 3: Earn a post-primary certification and registration not previously held. Again, it is important to note that this option will no longer provide CE credit for technologists with a CE biennium starting on or after January 1, 2018. Examples of post-primary certifications or registrations that the ARRT has deemed acceptable for CE credit include Mammography through the ARRT, Computed Tomography through the ARRT, Magnetic Resonance Imaging through the ARRT, Quality Management through the ARRT, Vascular Sonography through the ARRT, Bone Densitometry through the ARRT, Vascular-Interventional Radiography through the ARRT, Cardiac-Interventional Radiography through the ARRT, Breast Sonography through the ARRT, Radiologist Assistant through the ARRT, Nuclear Cardiology through NMTCB, Positron Emission Tomography through NMTCB, Certified Radiology Administrator sponsored by the AHRA, and the Cardiovascular Credentialing International certification earned on or after January 1, 2016. Visit the ARRT website to learn more about primary and post-primary certifications and registrations.

Will the ARRT Accept Radiology CE Credits Approved in My State?

There are certain states that have laws requiring R.T.s to earn CE credit to uphold a state license in order to practice in the radiography profession. Currently (January 2016), the ARRT accepts CE credits from the following states: Florida, Illinois, Iowa, Kentucky, Massachusetts, New Mexico, Oregon, and Texas.

Well, this post covers a lot of what you need to know about ARRT continuing education and R.T. license renewal. Be sure to head over to the ARRT's website for further review of their continuing education (CE) requirements and download a PDF copy for your review.

Happy Imaging!
Lindsay


Free Radiology CE Credits Online from EverLearn

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Are you seeking free radiology CE credits online? Are you looking for online CE courses that are convenient, flexible, and affordable? If so, you are in the right place. EverLearn is offering you 1 free CE credit so you can discover just how easy it is to earn your CE credits with us. But, we don't want you to take our word for it. We want you to give one of our courses a try.

So, sign up today and receive your coupon code for the course Small Bowel Diseases and Diagnostic Imaging Options.

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Once signed up, you will receive your coupon code via email. When you have your coupon code in hand, navigate over to the course page and add Small Bowel Diseases and Diagnostic Imaging Options to the shopping cart, and then proceed to checkout. Enter your coupon code during checkout and the course will be absolutely free for you to try! And best yet, there is no obligation to buy more courses. We just want to provide you with the opportunity to experience an EverLearn course risk free.

With the EverLearn online learning platform you will be provided with immediate access to your course and free radiology CE credits online. If you are nervous about the post-test, don't be. With EverLearn's "Content Review" button, you can easily navigate relevant content during the post-test to assist you in answering the test questions. If you would like to view step-by-step instructions on how to apply the coupon code during checkout and how the "Content Review" button works, watch the video below

All EverLearn courses are accepted by the American Registry of Radiologic Technologists (ARRT) and have been approved for Category A continuing education credit by the American Society of Radiologic Technologists (ASRT). So you can rest assured knowing that your EverLearn CE credits will be accepted by the ARRT for your ARRT national license renewal.

The EverLearn Promise

At EverLearn, our commitment to you is two fold – delivering high quality and convenient online continuing education courses at affordable prices. That's why all our online radiology CE courses are only $5 per credit. And, in addition to that, we provide you with the EverLearn Promise and stand behind every course with a satisfaction guarantee. If at anytime you are displeased with any of our online radiology CE courses, please reach out to us immediately via our online contact form or via phone 888-978-5280. We will address your concerns and work towards a resolution. If we are unable to achieve a resolution, we will gladly refund you the cost of your radiology CE course provided that CE credit has not been granted. So, what are you waiting for? Sign up for your free radiology CE credits online today and experience an EverLearn course for yourself.

Happy Imaging.

Lindsay
Founder, EverLearn