The eligible Medical Radiation Technologist (MRT) is a graduate of an accredited educational program, that has successfully passed the Canadian Association of Medical Radiation Technologists National Exam or who is certified by other professional associations which have reciprocal arrangements with the CAMRT.
Active Practising Member
An active practising member is any person who has passed the Canadian Association of Medical Radiation Technologists examination, and who is employed and receives remuneration by virtue of their status as a registered medical radiation technologist. This member must pay current active practising dues to both the MAMRT and CAMRT. An active practising member is entitled to all privileges and responsibilities of membership in the MAMRT. Professional liability and legal defence coverage is included with a full practice membership.
A non-practising member is a person who has passed the Canadian Association of Medical Radiation Technologists examination, but who does not receive remuneration by virtue of their status as a medical radiation technologist. This member must pay non-practising dues to both the MAMRT and CAMRT. A non-practicing member is entitled to attend and participate in all MAMRT Annual General Meetings, receive current literature and may be specifically appointed to a special or ad hoc MAMRT committee. Professional Liability Insurance coverage extends to non-practising membership.
Any person who has resigned in good standing or allowed their membership to lapse may be reinstated as an MRT member provided they meet one of the following criteria;
If absence from practice has been:
- Less than 5 years and member resigned in good standing – pay current annual active practising dues, a reinstatement fee and meet all of the conditions of active practicing membership.
- Less than 5 years and membership lapsed – pay current annual active practicing dues, a reinstatement fee and meet all of the conditions of active practicing membership.
- Greater than 5 years – complete NAIT Refresher Program.
A student member is a person who is undergoing training in a Canadian Medical Association (CMA) accredited medical radiation technology program in affiliation with the CAMRT. Student members may attend all general meetings and conferences of the MAMRT. They are not entitled to vote, they are not to be a member of the Board of Directors.
An associate member is:
- A person who is engaged in the commercial field on behalf of manufacturers or distributors of radiation equipment and accessories; or
- a person who is employed in an associated field related to the practice of medical radiation technology, for example, in the area of radiation safety or protection; or
- a person who provides health care services associated with the practice of medical radiation technology, for example, a person certified in Medical Laboratory Technology and cross trained in Medical Radiological Technology.
- The Board of Directors may confer Associate membership upon any person who, in their opinion would benefit the MAMRT. Associate members may attend all meetings, discussions and conferences of the MAMRT, but they are not entitled to vote thereat nor be a board member of the MAMRT. Associate members may be appointed to a committee of the MAMRT and their voting privileges will be limited to such committee.
An honourary member is a distinguished person intimately connected with radiation science and its application, whom the Board of Directors desires to honour for services in connection therewith. Honourary members are elected by the Board of Directors. Election results are announced at the next MAMRT AGM. An honourary member has the privileges of attending all meetings, discussions and conferences of the MAMRT. They do not have the right to vote thereat except when specifically appointed to a committee of the MAMRT, and the right to vote is limited to voting as a member of such committee.
A life member is a member who has rendered unusual service to the MAMRT and who has served in an outstanding and distinguished manner as radiation technologists. Life members are elected by the Board of Directors. The election results are announced at the MAMRT Annual General Meeting. Life members enjoy the same privileges as active or non practising members, depending on their work status.