Internationally Educated Applicants

This information is for internationally educated medical radiation technologists (MRTs) and electroneurophysiology technologists (ENPs) who seek to be registered to work in Alberta and are not registered to practice in another Canadian province or territory.

The College is committed to demonstrating transparency, consistency and fairness in our application process. To see an overview of steps, fees and timelines for the the application process for internationally educated technologists, please view the Registration Pathway for Internationally Educated Applicants document.

The following steps are required for registration at the College:

Step 1: Read the information guide.

The College’s Information Guide for Internationally Educated Applicants outlines the assessment process and lists the documentation required to complete your application.

Step 2: Complete and submit Parts 1, 2 and 4 of your application and pay the fees.

Submit Part 1, 2 and 4 of the Application for Registration: Internationally Educated Applicant and pay the application fee of $100 and assessment fee of $300 (CAD) for each specialty in which you are applying. This can be completed before arriving in Alberta, Canada.

The College is committed to demonstrating transparency, consistency and fairness in our application process through our service standard. Please see the Additional Registration Information document for more information.

Step 3: Submit all applicable documents.

Submit all required documents and applicable supporting documents for assessment by the Registration committee. This can be completed before arriving in Alberta, Canada.

Required documents

These are necessary for assessing your substantial equivalence. Staff may present your file for Committee review upon receiving most of these documents.

Supporting documents

These documents are useful in assessing your substantial equivalence but not essential to the Committee’s ability to proceed with the assessment process. You are encouraged to support your application with these documents unless it is unreasonable to do so.

**If your name is different than indicated on other documents, please provide us with proof of name change by way of a government-issued document.

All documents are required in English. The College accepts translated documents from a variety of sources. In certain circumstances, which may include but are not limited to war, natural disasters, extreme violence, and political persecution, it may be difficult for an applicant to submit the required documents. The College will consider alternative documentation requests on a case-by-case basis. Please see the Additional Registration Information document for more information.

Step 4: Receive confirmation and next steps from the College.

Your application will be forwarded by the College to the Registration Committee once your application is complete and you will receive a confirmation email that includes the next steps.

Registration Committee

Registration Committee members are appointed by Council. They are responsible for considering applications for registration upon referral by the Registrar, and for making decisions with respect to applications for registration upon referral by the Registrar in accordance with the Health Professions Act and the Medical Diagnostic and Therapeutic Technologists Profession Regulation.

Registration Committee submission timelines

Upcoming meeting dates and deadlines for 2020-2021:

Submission Deadline Committee Meeting Date Approximate Decision Release Date
April 1, 2020 April 18, 2020 As soon as possible by April 28, 2020
May 20, 2020 June 2, 2020 As soon as possible by June 12, 2020
July 17, 2020 August 4, 2020 As soon as possible by August 14, 2020
September 11, 2020 October 1, 2020 As soon as possible by October 9, 2020
November 20, 2020 December 8, 2020 As soon as possible by December 14, 2020
January 11, 2021 February 2, 2021 As soon as possible by February 11, 2021

Please note that the Registration Committee meets approximately every two months, although the Committee can meet more often if required. If you are submitting an Application for Registration: Internationally Educated Applicant, you should endeavour to meet the submission deadlines above to have your application reviewed at the corresponding Registration Committee meeting date.

Step 5: Complete and provide any further requirements specified by the College.

Complete and provide evidence of any other requirements for registration as specified by the registration committee; for example, you may be required to successfully challenge an entry-to-practice certification exam or complete specific courses or a clinical assessment. The Registration Committee will direct you to complete these requirements within a specified time line: if the Registration Committee defers your application for registration, you can expect to have five years from the last or most recent date of your employment as a medical radiation technologist or electroneurophysiology technologist or two years as a recent graduate to complete all the requirements to become registered.

The College takes into account a variety of factors in determining whether an applicant experienced exceptional circumstances that warrant an exception or exemption to registration requirements within the stipulated timelines. The Health Professions Act also provides that applicants who receive a decision and reasons from the Registrar or Registration Committee can have their decision appealed to the Council of the College. Please see the Additional Registration Information document for more information.

Entry-to-practice certification exam

The following approved certification examinations are accepted by the College:

  • The Canadian Association of Medical Radiation Technologists (CAMRT) entry-to-practice certification examinations for radiological technology, nuclear medicine, radiation therapy and magnetic resonance. Visit the CAMRT website to learn more about the exams and access available resources.
  • L’Ordre des technologues en imagerie médicale, en radio-oncologie et en électrophysiologie médicale du Québec (OTIMROEPMQ) for entry-to-practice certification examinations for radiodiagnostics, nuclear medicine and radiation therapy. Visit the OTIMROEPMQ website to learn more about the exams and access available resources.
  • The Canadian Board of Registration of Electroencephalograph Technologists (CBRET) entry-to-practice examination for electroneurophysiology technologists. Visit the CBRET website to learn more about the exam and access available resources.
Step 6: Complete your application.

Once you have met all the requirements set by the Registration Committee, you will be directed to complete your application:

Step 7: Receive confirmation from the College and start practicing the profession.

Once you have completed all the general registration requirements, you will receive confirmation from the College that you are currently registered and allowed to practice in Alberta.

The College understands that you may need to access your record, including your application and supporting documents. You may request copies of documents that you have provided the College by submitting a document request. Please see the Additional Registration Information document for more information.

Resources for Internationally Trained Technologists
Living and working in Canada
Academic resources
Available Funding

Original documents should be mailed to the College:

Alberta College of Medical Diagnostic and Therapeutic Technologists
Suite 800, 4445 Calgary Trail
Edmonton AB Canada T6H 5R7

Application forms and document copies can be mailed to the above address, emailed to registration@acmdtt.com or faxed to 780.432.9106.

For more information, please contact the College registration department by email at registration@acmdtt.com or by phone at 780.487.6130 ext. 523.