Types of Membership


Practising Memberships and Licensing

The eligible Medical Radiation Technologist (MRT) is a graduate of an accredited Canadian educational program, and has successfully passed the Canadian Association of Medical Radiation Technologists (CAMRT) National Certification Exam. Graduates of a non-Canadian educational program in medical radiation technology must make application to the SAMRT as an Internationally Educated MRT (IEMRT) prior to applying for a licence to practice in Saskatchewan. For more information on the IEMRT application process, click here.

In order to be eligible for a full practice licence, an individual must have worked a minimum of 1200 MRT practice hours in one’s primary discipline in the previous five (5) years, or have graduated from a CMA-approved educational program within the preceding three (3) years, or be transferring with a full practice licence from another regulatory jurisdiction.

In order to be eligible for a full practice licence in a second discipline, an individual must have worked a minimum of 300 MRT practice hours in the previous five (5) years, or have graduated from a CMA-approved educational program within the preceding three (3) years, or be transferring with a full practice licence from another regulatory jurisdiction.

All members who practise are required to be insured against liability for professional negligence in an amount that is at least $1,000,000 per incident and $5,000,000 per year. For more information on professional liability insurance, click here.

Initial Licensing
A licence to practice is granted for a one-year term ending December 31 each year and is subject to an annual review by the Registrar. The deadline for renewal is November 30 of each year. Current SAMRT professional fees can be viewed here.

First time licence applicants of any class will be charged a non-refundable $100.00 registration fee which must accompany the initial application.

Upon initial application, the following documents must be sent to the SAMRT Office in order to proceed with the application process:

  1. A criminal record check performed in the past three months.

  2. Proof of successful completion of an accredited educational program in medical radiation technology (diploma or degree).

  3. Documentation demonstrating that the applicant has successfully completed the national examination in medical radiation technology administered by the Canadian Association of Medical Radiation Technologists.

  4. Verification of Professional Liability Insurance (PLI) per the SAMRT Regulatory Bylaws.  For more information on PLI click here.

In the case of an applicant who is transferring from another regulated province in Canada (Alberta, Ontario, Quebec, Nova Scotia, New Brunswick), only the following documents are required:

  1. A letter of standing from your current licensing body. Contact your current licensing body to request this.

  2. A criminal record check performed in the past three months.

  3. Verification of Professional Liability Insurance (PLI) per the SAMRT Regulatory Bylaws.  For more information on PLI click here.

In the case of an applicant whose first language is not English, evidence is required that the applicant meets the requirements for proficiency in English as recognized by the SAMRT Council.  See Language Fluency Requirements

Candidates will be advised of their licence status following a due diligence investigation by the Registrar. Successful candidates will be invoiced the annual licence fee if approved. Upon full payment of the required fee, the candidate will be added to the roster of active practicing MRTs and a licence card issued. An online MRT application can be completed by clicking here.

Licence Renewal
Licence renewal applications and fees are due and payable by November 30 each year, after which, a late filing fee of $100.00 will be required prior to granting a licence. If payment isn't received by December 31 of that licence year, the individual will be removed from the SAMRT roster and must apply for reinstatement and may need to pay a reinstatement fee.

Click here to view the 2016 Renewal FAQ

Click here to request the SAMRT change your name as it appears in the SAMRT roster

Restricted Licence
A restricted licence in a discipline may be issued for up to a four-month period renewable for a maximum of up to one year to a person who has written, or is eligible to write, the CAMRT National Certification Exam, but who has not received the results of the examination. Individuals working under a restricted licence must work under direct supervision of a full practicing member of the SAMRT in the same discipline. For the SAMRT definition of Direct Supervision click here. For more information or access to the restricted licence application form, contact the SAMRT Office at info@samrt.org or 306 525 9678.

PLI - members who choose to get their PLI from the CAMRT must have a temporary practice membership.  Student membership with the CAMRT does not include PLI.  Registering for the CAMRT exam and getting a CAMRT number does not mean one has PLI.  For more information on PLI, click here to view the PLI FAQ or contact the SAMRT office at info@samrt.org or 306 525 9678.

Upon initial application, the following documents must be sent to the SAMRT Office in order to proceed with the application process:

  1. A criminal record check performed in the past three months.

  2. Proof of successful completion of an accredited educational program in medical radiation technology.

  3. Documentation demonstrating that the applicant is registered to write the CAMRT exam at the earliest available opportunity. 

  4. Verification of Professional Liability Insurance (PLI) per the SAMRT Regulatory Bylaws.  For more information on PLI click here.

Non practising Memberships

SAMRT extends membership to non practicing individuals with an interest in the profession of  Medical Radiation Technology. These include students, non practising MRTs and others associated with the profession.

Student Membership
To cultivate a collegial spirit and to gain practical knowledge of their chosen profession of Radiation Technologists, students of accredited educational institutes are encouraged to participate as student members. The fee at the time of application is $100.00. Being a student member allows you to avoid paying the initial application fee when applying to be a full practice member, attend conferences at the student rate, and receive newsletters and journals.  An online student application can be completed by clicking here.

Non Practising MRT
MRTs that are no longer practicing may maintain their membership with the SAMRT. These candidates typically meet all other criteria for licensing. The minimum CE credits and accumulated minimum hours of practise are required. Non Practicing MRTs are not licensed to practice. Late filing fees apply if not paid by November 30 of that year.

Associate Member
Individuals with a continuing interest in the profession that have received certification in the basic diagnostic x-ray and laboratory procedures from an accredited training school may apply for an Associate Membership. Current annual membership fees may be viewed here. To inquire about Associate Membership, click here.

 
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