Emergency Registration for the COVID-19 Pandemic

In response to the outbreak of COVID-19 and in accordance with our mandate to protect the public, the ACMDTT has created a registration pathway through the medical radiation technologist courtesy register provided in the Medical Diagnostic and Therapeutic Technologists Profession Regulation.

The purpose of granting ‘Emergency Registration for the COVID-19 Pandemic’ is to enable practitioners to provide services during the period of the pandemic in order to ensure that there is extra capacity in the healthcare system. The registration allows practitioners to be registered to practice in Alberta for a maximum of 90 days. There is no fee required for Emergency Registration for the COVID-19 Pandemic.

Albertans will be able to verify a practitioner’s registration status, practice limitations and period in real-time through the College website on its public register. Once the registration period has elapsed, registration can be renewed at the sole discretion of the ACMDTT if the emergency continues. If registration is not renewed, then everyone issued this registration will be required to re-submit an application for registration on the appropriate register, and to meet all necessary requirements at that time.

Practitioners are reminded that provincial legislation requires them to limit their practice to those areas of practice and procedure which they are competent to perform.

Specialty and Eligibility

a) Specialty

  • Radiological
  • Radiation Therapy
  • Nuclear Medicine
  • Magnetic Resonance
  • Electroneurophysiology
  • Other diagnostic imaging and therapeutic professionals for COVID-19 relief

b) Eligibility

The purpose of the registration request is limited to emergency registration during the novel coronavirus (COVID-19) pandemic. Please choose the situation that best applies to you:

Pathway # 1

The following individuals are eligible for Emergency Registration for the COVID-19 Pandemic: 

  • MRTs who were regulated through the ACMDTT from 2015 to 2020
  • MRTs who are currently practicing outside Alberta in Canada
  • Students who have graduated in 2020 from an approved program of study, and have not passed the national certification exam

Pathway # 2

The following individuals are eligible for Emergency Registration for the COVID-19 Pandemic with the condition(s) to limit their practice to radiographic chest imaging

  • MRT(R)s who were regulated through the ACMDTT or another provincial college prior to 2015
  • Other diagnostic imaging and therapeutic professionals who have been regulated through the ACMDTT or another provincial authority

All individuals in pathway # 2 must provide evidence of completing the Alberta Health Services (AHS) course on ‘Radiographic Imaging for Pandemic Planning’ (coming soon).

Registration process
The following steps are required for Emergency Registration for the COVID-19 Pandemic in the Courtesy Register:

Step 1
Email the following documents to registration@acmdtt.com:

  1. Completed Application – Emergency Registration for the COVID-19 Pandemic
  2. An identity document issued by federal/provincial/territorial/state government (e.g. valid Canadian passport, birth certificate or citizenship card), permanent resident status, or a valid work permit)
  3. Professional documents or a documented reason for requesting exemption from providing the following:
    • Evidence of successful completion of an approved program of study (e.g., transcript, diploma)
    • Evidence of successful completion of a national certification exam or credential (e.g., CAMRT, OTIMROEPMQ)
    • Note that students who have successfully completed an approved program of study but not yet passed the national certification exam or credential will not be required to submit evidence of completion at this time. Students will be granted registration on the courtesy register but will be required to register for the exam at the earliest possible opportunity and to re-submit their application for registration on the temporary register once the state of emergency has ceased.
  4. A letter of reference provided from an employer(s) in the previous five years.
    Note: This is not required if you were registered to practice in Alberta from 2015 to 2020 or are currently registered to practice in Ontario, Saskatchewan, Quebec, New Brunswick and Nova Scotia.
  5. Evidence of completing the AHS course on ‘Radiographic Imaging for Pandemic Planning’ (coming soon). 
    Note: Required only for Pathway #2

Step 2
College staff will issue registration as soon as possible within two business days or contact you for more information.

Your registration can be verified in real time on the College’s Public Register.

Other information

  • Click here for the Regulation Education Module
  • Applicants and members requesting a change to their registration status must provide their documents to the College via email at registration@acmdtt.com.
  • Staff email addresses are available here.