Radiological Technologist

OCCUPATION INFORMATION YOU NEED TO KNOW:

 

Who is the licensing body responsible for Radiological Technologists in Alberta?

In Alberta, you must be registered with the Alberta College of Medical Diagnostic and Therapeutic Technologists (ACMDTT). Only registered members may call themselves a Radiological Technologists.

What are the licensure requirements for internationally educated Radiological Technologists?

For complete information on the registration requirements, visit the International Applicants page on the Alberta College of Medical Diagnostic and Therapeutic Technologists’ page. 

Internationally educated Radiological Technologists must 

1. Apply to ACMDTT and submit the required fees. 

    Note: Ensure that you have met the ACMDTT English Language Proficiency requirements. If not determined by ACMDTT to be substantially equivalent to Canadian training, complete the requirements as assessed by ACMDTT. 

2. Apply for General Registration and submit the appropriate fee. 

3. Receive your registration to practice in Alberta. 

A Flow Chart outlining the registration process is available on the ACMDTT website.

What are the educational requirements for Radiological Technologists in Alberta?

Note: Licensing bodies compare international education and experience to Canadian and Alberta standards. 

In Alberta, two post-secondary institutions offer two-year diploma programs in medical radiologic technology: the Northern Alberta Institute of Technology (NAIT) in Edmonton and SAIT Polytechnic in Calgary.

What supports are available to support internationally educated health professionals to integrate into the Canadian labour force?

Directions for Immigrants, Clear Communication for Health Professionals 

Developed for health care professionals, Clear Communication for Health Professionals is a facilitated study group that focuses on the essence of effective communication in a health care setting. Participants will learn more about Canadian workplace culture, developing effective listening skills and other techniques designed to help you succeed in the workplace. Please visit the Job Success Groups tab on the Study Groups page.

What training programs or services are available for internationally educated Radiological Technologists?

NAIT Medical Radiological Technology Bridging Program 

The NAIT MRT Bridging Program helps internationally educated technologists gain the knowledge and skills expected of radiographers in Canada. Applicants must be assessed by the ACMDTT Registration Committee before they will be accepted in this program.

What information resources are available for Radiological Technologists in Alberta?

Alberta College of Medical Diagnostic and Therapeutic Technologists (ACMDTT) 




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