These certificates formally prepare individuals who hold a primary pathway registration with the ARRT (or in some cases, NMTCB or ARDMS) in an appropriate discipline to work in an advanced imaging lab and to potentially sit for advanced post-primary certification in one of the listed imaging specialties.

Academic courses relevant to the profession taken through a regionally accredited university or college such as Bellevue College can count for 16 CE credits for each academic semester credit or 12 CE credits for each academic quarter credit.