Alberta College of Medical Diagnostic and Therapeutic Technologists

You Asked: About Registration Renewal Fees 

In our recent surveys, many registrants had questions about annual renewal fees. You wanted to know what value you are receiving and how these fees compare to other health professionals. We value the opportunity to address those concerns.

Here are five things you should know about your renewal fee with the Alberta College of Medical Diagnostic and Therapeutic Technologists (the College).

1.    We haven’t raised fees in 8 years

Inflation is a concern for many, so it’s worth noting that our College hasn’t increased renewal fees for eight years. The last time fees were raised was on January 1, 2016.

2.    Our work is mandated by legislation and regulation

The College was created under the Health Professions Act (HPA), and we operate in accordance with its requirements.

A profession that is privileged to regulate has the responsibility of funding the costs of regulation. As a non-profit organization, we rely on fees paid by registrants as our primary source of funding. All registrant fees are applied towards funding the programs and operations necessary to fulfill our legislated mandate and legal responsibilities.

Our mandate, as set out by the HPA, is to ensure that registrants provide safe, competent, and ethical diagnostic and therapeutic care to the people of Alberta, by:

  • Approving programs of study, education courses and certification exams for the purposes of registration requirements.
  • Registering only MRTs and ENPs who meet our education, training, and competency requirements.
  • Requiring annual registration renewal.
  • Setting and enforcing practice and conduct standards.
  • Administering a mandatory continuing competence program.
  • Maintaining a live, online public register so patients and employers can verify a practitioner’s registration status in real-time.
  • Addressing complaints about our registrants’ professional conduct.
  • Providing expertise and direction on registrants’ practice and on regulatory and health policy.
  • Helping registrants achieve regulatory requirements by providing professional development opportunities and tools to help them interpret and apply the profession’s governing documents.

3.    Our finances are public

An accounting of our finances is available in the Independent Auditor’s Report in every Annual Report. The Statement of Operations provides a breakdown of our revenue and expenses.

4.    How our fees compare provincially

Some registrants asked how much other health professions were being charged in annual fees.

A comparison of other Alberta regulators with the same mandate as our College shows our fees are below equivalent organizations. 

Organization  Type Active Registrants Annual Fees  
College of Physiotherapists of Alberta Regulator 3200 $805 
Alberta College of Dental Hygienists Regulator  3800 $599 
Alberta College of Occupational Therapists (ACOT) Regulator 2500 $550  
Alberta College of Medical Diagnostic and Therapeutic Technologists (ACMDTT) Regulator 2686 $450 
College of Medical Laboratory Technologists of Alberta (CMLTA) Regulator  2500 $425 

5. How our fees compare nationally  

Across the country, our fellow technologists are regulated by a handful of organizations.  

According to the most recent Canadian Comparison Chart of Regulators and Associations for Medical Radiation and Imaging Technologists, the ACMDTT’s fees are lower than average for a regulator:  

JurisdictionOrganizationTypeActive Registrants;Annual Fees;
Ontario College of Medical Radiation and Imaging Technologists of Ontario  (CMRITO)  Regulator 11378 $531.10   
Quebec Ordre des technologues en imagerie médicale, en radio-oncologie et en     électrophysiologie médicale du Québec (OTIMROEPMQ) Regulator and Association 6663  $505 
Nova Scotia Nova Scotia College of Medical Imaging and Radiation Therapy Professionals (NSCMIRTP) Regulator 791 $450 
Alberta  Alberta College of Medical Diagnostic and Therapeutic Technologists (ACMDTT) Regulator 2686 $450 
New Brunswick New Brunswick Association of Medical Radiation Technologists  (NBAMRT)  Regulator and Association 559 $215 

For more information about the working of the College, read our Annual Reports and our latest News.  

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You Asked: About Registration Renewal Fees 
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