What are Continuing Qualification Requirements (CQR)

Are you confused about Continuing Qualification Requirements (CQR)?

You are not alone! CQR was started by the ARRT to ensure technologists continue to be highly skilled to provide the best possible care for patients. Here are the five key things you need to know about CQR.

Here are some facts to help you:

  1. CQR applies to any credentials that you’ve earned after January 1, 2011, or if you are an R.R.A.
  2. You’ll complete CQR every ten years for each eligible discipline and you’ll have three years to complete the process. The ARRT will notify you when your renewal window opens.
  3. You are required to take a Structured Self-Assessment (SSA). This is not a test—and you can’t fail it. It will simply help you identify any gaps in knowledge related to your credentials. Based on your results the ARRT may assign continuing education hours over several different categories.
  4. You can use most of the prescribed CQR CE for your biennium CE requirement.
  5. In most cases, there is no cost for CQR.
  6. You need to be aware of how SSA is completed. Although this is not a test, you will be monitored while you complete your assessment. You’ll have options for taking your SSA at either a Pearson VUE professional center or online at home with a remote proctor monitoring you through a webcam. The ARRT will provide information on this through their website.

If you are assigned hours to complete, you’ll need to find courses that include the type of hours and number of credits you need. The type of hours assigned will be in the category of patient care, safety, image production, or procedures. It is very common for you to need multiple courses to get the variety and number of hours assigned to you. A complete list of Get Your CEU courses, the ARRT category coding, and hours are listed under the Structured Education/CQR link at the top of the home page.

If you need help, reach out to me and I will help you find the courses you need. We at Get Your CEU are proud of the personalized customer service we provide.

Cheryl Harrison

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