Internationally Educated Medical Radiation Technologists (IEMRTs)
Thank you for your interest in working in the province of Saskatchewan as a Medical Radiation Technologist (MRT) in one of the four disciplines: Medical Radiological Technology, Nuclear Medicine Technology, Magnetic Resonance Technology, and Medical Radiation Therapy.
In order to register as an MRT in Saskatchewan, an applicant who has graduated from an educational program outside of Canada must:
- show that the medical radiation technology program is the equivalent of a program from an accredited school in Canada, which requires that the program be a minimum of two years in length with both academic and clinical components;
- be proficient in English;
- provide evidence of good character by answering the self-disclosure questions on the IEMRT application form; and
- successfully complete the MRT exam administered by the Canadian Association of Medical Radiation Technologists (CAMRT).
You must take the following steps to become registered:
- Apply to the Saskatchewan Association of Medical Radiation Technologists (SAMRT) to determine whether you are eligible to have your credentials assessed:
- Complete and submit the IEMRT Application Form online.
- Pay the non-refundable application fee of $100.00 online (credit card only).
- Submit a current criminal record check (done within the last 90 days) to the SAMRT Office. Applications will not be processed until the criminal record check has been received.
- If the SAMRT Registrar advises you that you are eligible to do so (you will be considered eligible if you have an acceptable criminal record check), apply to the Canadian Association of Medical Radiation Technologists (CAMRT) to have your credentials assessed and to determine whether you are eligible to write the national certification exam. For more information on the CAMRT assessment process, click here.
- If the CAMRT advises you that you are eligible to do so, apply to CAMRT to write the national certification exam. A CAMRT exam application form is available by clicking here .
- If you successfully complete the national certification exam, apply to SAMRT for membership and licensure. Pre-registered IEMRTs can apply online for full practising or restricted practice as explained below.
The length of time from initial application to SAMRT (step 1) to eligibility to write the national certification exam (step 3) is a minimum of six months to one year, but may be longer.
In order to work in Saskatchewan, you must also obtain a licence in addition to registering.
A full practising licence is available to you after you successfully complete the national exam, BUT ONLY IF you either graduated from a medical radiation technology program within the three years prior to your licence application at step 4 OR have at least 1200 hours of work experience in the discipline in which you want to work within the five years prior to your licence application at step 4. Pre-registered IEMRTs can apply online for a full practising licence by clicking here.
While a restricted licence may be available to permit you to work in Saskatchewan while you apply to complete the national exam, it is only valid for four months and can only be renewed for a maximum of one year. Pre-registered IEMRTs can apply for a restricted licence by clicking here.
NOTE that both SAMRT and CAMRT have time limits that you must comply with:
- In order to be fully licensed in Saskatchewan once you have completed the national exam, you must have either graduated from a medical radiation technology program within the three years prior to your licence application at step 4 OR have at least 1200 hours of work experience in the discipline in which you want to work within the five years prior to your licence application at step 4.
- CAMRT requires that you apply to write the national exam (step 3) within five years of the date on which you graduated from your education program or on which you last worked as an MRT.
These time limits mean that even though CAMRT may allow you to write the exam, you would not be eligible for a licence from SAMRT if your date of graduation is more than three years earlier than, or if you have not worked at least 1200 hours in the five years prior to, the date of your application for a licence to SAMRT at step 4.
If you have any further questions, please contact Chelsea Wilker, SAMRT Executive Director/Registrar, firstname.lastname@example.org