Radiation Therapist

OCCUPATION INFORMATION YOU NEED TO KNOW:

 

Who is the licensing body responsible for Radiation Therapists 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 Radiation Therapists.

What are the registration and licensure requirements for internationally educated Radiation Therapists?

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

Internationally educated Radiation Therapists must 

1. Apply to ACMDTT and submit the required fees. 

Note: Ensure that you have met the ACMDTT English Language Proficiency requirements. 

2. If not determined by ACMDTT to be substantially equivalent to Canadian training, complete the requirements as assessed by ACMDTT. 

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

4. 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 Radiation Therapists in Alberta?

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

The University of Alberta offers a specialized Bachelor of Science in Radiation Therapy for radiation therapists.

What are the accepted English language proficiency tests and where can I be tested?

Applicants who have not received their training in English must successfully achieve the required passing score on one of the ACMDTT approved English Language Proficiency tests. This includes TOEFL, IELTS, or MELA. To learn more about where to take an English language proficiency test in Alberta, visit English Language Proficiency Tests and Locations.

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 information resources are available for Radiation Therapists in Alberta?

Alberta College of Medical Diagnostic and Therapeutic Technologists (ACMDTT) 




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