The Association of Vascular and Interventional Radiographers (AVIR) has been designated a Recognized Continuing Education Evaluation Mechanism Plus (RCEEM+) by the American Registry of Radiologic Technologists (ARRT).
AVIR becomes the fourth RCEEM+ authorized to review and approve continuing education activities for A+ credit. AVIR was originally designated a RCEEM in July 2009, according to ARRT.
RCEEM and RCEEM+ organizations follow ARRT continuing education policies and assist ARRT during investigation of any inconsistencies regarding continuing education. Any RCEEM+ designee must first meet the standard requirements for becoming a RCEEM (e.g., national, nonprofit, radiology-based) and have a proven track record as a RCEEM.
To become a RCEEM+, organizations must further demonstrate:
- The need for an additional RCEEM+;
- Thorough understanding of the scope of practice for the registered technologist, the radiologist extender and the physician; and
- Support of ARRT’s continuing education philosophy.
A complete list of RCEEMs and RCEEM+s can be found on ARRT's website. In addition, ARRT recognizes the evaluation processes for Category A continuing education credit in the following states that have continuing education requirements in their licensing laws: Florida, Illinois, Iowa, Kentucky, Massachusetts, New Mexico, Oregon and Texas.