A national and international entity to deliver remote exams using ExamSoft and remote proctoring technology in the new year.
Dallas, TX – December 6, 2021 – ExamSoft is pleased to announce the addition of a new client in the credentialing and licensure space: the American Registry of Magnetic Resonance Imaging Technologists (ARMRIT).
Founded in 1991, ARMRIT provides certification to MRI technologist candidates who successfully pass a comprehensive exam. The exam counts toward licensure in five states – North Dakota, New Hampshire, New Mexico, Oregon, and West Virginia – with more states expected to consider licensing soon.
The organization plans to introduce several changes in the new year, including an updated exam format and remote testing. The new exam format will consist entirely of multiple-choice questions, with one right and/or best answer, some incorporating images of MRI Cross-Sectional Anatomy from actual MRI images, using the ExamSoft platform. The exam will also transition away from on-site testing centers through ExamSoft’s remote proctoring technology, enabling flexibility and efficiency for candidates.
James F. Coffin, President of the American Registry of Magnetic Resonance Imaging Technologists, is looking forward to a quick ExamSoft implementation and beginning to reap some of the benefits of the technology early next year.
“We’ve been around for 30 years, and we have been certifying MRI techs for that long, but now we want to move on to something much more forward thinking, much more diverse as far as the possibilities,” Mr. Coffin said. “For example, we’re looking to better serve the international community. The reason they have not taken the test to date is that the testing sites are so few and far between in their respective countries. Candidates have to travel extreme distances to take the exam, and that’s just outdated now. So, remote testing will be a big, big benefit for them.”
Britt Nichols, Senior Vice President of Marketing and Sales for ExamSoft, said, “As we continue to expand our presence in the credentialing and licensure market, we’re excited to bring on new partners like ARMRIT that integrate into our own vision of transforming learning for everyone, everywhere.”
American Registry of Magnetic Resonance Imaging Technologists (ARMRIT) was founded in 1991 and is the first and only Registry that provides certification solely for MRI technologists nationally and internationally, including Canada, South America, England, South Korea and countries in the Middle East. ARMRIT also provides a voluntary accreditation program for MRI schools in the United States. The organization, based in Florida, has more than 2,350 members, mostly in the United States but also around the world. ARMRIT’s mission is to support MRI technologists, the MRI profession and MRI education across the country and internationally.
ExamSoft, part of the Turnitin family, is an education technology company based in Dallas, Texas, that builds scalable software solutions that provide a high level of exam security and integrity to education and certification institutions across a variety of verticals, settings and modalities. ExamSoft software gives educators and test-takers actionable data to improve performance and create meaningful efficiencies in grading, exam-building, psychometrics and overall assessment. The ExamSoft mission is to deliver superior assessment solutions to increase learning performance for every student, instructor and institution. ExamSoft currently serves more than 2,100 prominent academic, certification and licensing programs and has successfully administered over 75 million exams.