Internationally Educated Applicants

This information is for internationally trained 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 following steps are required for registration at the College:

Step 1: Read the information guide.

The College’s Registration Information Guide for Internationally Educated Medical Radiation and Electroneurophysiology Technologists outlines the assessment process and lists the documentation required to complete your application.

Step 2: Complete and submit your application form and pay the fee.

Submit the Application for Registration: Assessment for Substantial Equivalence and pay the non-refundable assessment fee of $300 (CAD) for each specialty in which you are applying.

Step 3: Submit all applicable documents.

Submit all required documents and applicable supporting documents for assessment by the Registration committee.

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.

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
May 20, 2020 June 2, 2020 As soon as possible by June 12, 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 four months, although the Committee can meet more often if required. If you are submitting an Application for Registration: Assessment for Substantial Equivalence, 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.

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 the general registration application.

Once you have met all the requirements set by the Registration Committee, you will be directed to complete the general registration 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.

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 or faxed to 780.432.9106.

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