Resources for Applicants

Approved Examinations


CAMRT National Certification Examination 

The only written examinations approved by the CMRITO for radiography, nuclear medicine, radiation therapy, and magnetic resonance are the national certification examinations of the Canadian Association of Medical Radiation Technologists (CAMRT). 

Applicants must receive approval from CMRITO to write the CAMRT examination. Once the Registration Committee has issued their Decision, Order and Reasons and have determined that you are eligible to write this examination, the CMRITO will advise the CAMRT that you are approved to write the examination and provide them with your contact information. You must register to write the examination directly with the CAMRT. Please click here for detailed information on how to apply for the CAMRT examination.

CAMRT Examination preparation tools

The CAMRT website includes a variety of tools to help applicants prepare for the CAMRT examination: 

  • Competency Profiles explain what is expected from MRITs in each specialty, identifying the tasks that they must be able to perform to provide safe, effective and ethical patient care in a variety of work environments. The competency profiles describe the outcome required for entry-to-practice and provides the foundation for development of the exam blueprint
  • Exam Blueprints outline the key components of the certification exam, including specific clinical principles and imaging procedures that will be evaluated
  • Readiness Self-Assessment Tools provide an understanding of Canadian practice of the profession and are designed to help you understand the expectations and requirements for employment in Canada
  • Examination preparation courses CAMRT offers three online exam preparation courses for purchase to help internationally educated medical radiation technologists (IEMRTs) prepare for the national certification exam
  • Orientation to the Canadian Health Care System, Culture and Context is a course offered at the University of Toronto School of Continuing Studies designed to provide internationally educated health professionals with a better understanding of the Canadian health care system, what Canadian patients expect from their health care providers, and how to communicate with patients and caregivers
  • Additional educational courses can be found at https://repository.camrt.ca/repository-search/


Sonography Canada National Examinations 

The only CMRITO-approved written examinations for the specialty of diagnostic medical sonography are the national certification examinations of Sonography Canada. 

Applicants must receive approval from CMRITO to write the Sonography Canada examinations. Once the Registration Committee has issued their Decision, Order and Reasons and have determined that you are eligible to write these examinations, the CMRITO will advise Sonography Canada  that you are approved to write the examinations and provide them with your contact information. You must register to write the examinations directly with Sonography Canada. Please click here for detailed information on how to register for the Sonography Canada certification examinations

Sonography Canada Examination preparation tools

The Sonography Canada website includes a number of tools to help applicants prepare for the Sonography Canada examinations: 

  • National Competency Profile (NCP) explains what is expected from MRITs in each specialty, identifying the tasks that they must be able to perform to provide safe, effective and ethical patient care in a variety of work environments. The competency profiles describe the outcome required for entry-to-practice and provides the foundation for development of the exam blueprint
  • The exam blueprints and suggested reference material outline what material is covered on the core, generalist, cardiac and vascular examinations, and provide links to reference material for each examination
  • Self-Assessment Readiness Tool for Medical Sonographers provides an understanding of Canadian practice of the DMS profession and are designed to help you understand the expectations and requirements for employment in Canada
  • Practice Examination courses Sonography Canada offers practice examinations for purchase that provide a sampling of questions and content that may appear on the certification exams


Bridging Programs

Bridging programs are specialized educational programs designed to "bridge" your international training and experience with access to the supports you need to practice your profession in Ontario. These programs are voluntary, so applicants are not required to take them. However, you may find parts of them helpful, whether you intend to complete the requirements for registration now or in the future. Currently, the Michener Institute of Education at UHN’s programs are only available to landed immigrants. The Northern Alberta Institute of Technology (NAIT) program courses are delivered online.

The Michener Institute of Education at UHN Bridging Program for Internationally Educated Radiological Technologists
This program has been specifically designed to help prepare internationally educated medical radiation technologists for the national certification examination. In this intensive, fifteen (15) week course, you will review core theory components and obtain thorough preparation to write the CAMRT certification exam. This course integrates practical and didactic learning and consists of 11 modules.

The Michener Institute of Education at UHN Ultrasound Scanning Evaluation Bridging Program 
The Ultrasound Scanning Evaluation Bridging Program provides an overview of the scanning protocols and procedures, as well as the core skills required for Sonography Canada’s “Canadian Clinical Skills Assessment” (CCSA). Graduates of this program will have an understanding of scanning techniques, protocols, and the necessary patient care skills to practice safely in Canada.

Northern Alberta Institute of Technology (NAIT) Medical Radiological Technology Bridging 
The NAIT MRT Bridging program offers a flexible online course of study to help you gain the knowledge and skills expected of radiographers in Canada. This program is not intended for basic entry-level training or to be a full review program. It will help you apply your existing education to Canadian standards and help you write the Canadian Association of Medical Radiation Technologists (CAMRT) examination.


Other related courses

Canadian Health Care System, Culture and Context for Internationally Educated Healthcare Professionals is a course designed for internationally educated health professionals who are in the process of becoming licensed in Canada.


Other resources

The Michener Institute of Education at UHN Learning Resource Centre 
The Learning Resource Centre connects you to a host of electronic resources at the Michener Institute of Education at UHN. Please click here for more information about the Learning Resource Centre. To become a member of the Learning Resource Centre, please contact lrc@michener.ca.


HealthForceOntario

  • HealthForceOntario’s Access Centre has assembled a number of resources including videos, guides, links, and an on-site library for Internationally Educated Health Professionals (IEHPs) who are interested in professional practice in Ontario. Please contact the Access Centre in advance to make sure that library resources will be available.
  • HealthForceOntario online webinar: Competencies, Culture, Communication and Integration provides a brief understanding of the Canadian health care system, including principles, roles of federal and provincial governments, level of care, importance of patient-centered and culturally competent care, ethical practice, interprofessional collaboration, and effective communication. Please send an email toaccesscentre@ontariohealth.ca to register for one of these sessions. 


Occupation Specific Language Training

Occupation-specific language training (OSLT) is offered at no cost for newcomers to Ontario. Please click here for more information.