All practitioners registered with the Medical Radiation Technologists Board need to be aware of the recent government announcement regarding the requirement for all health workers to be fully vaccinated. Under the COVID-19 Public Health Response (Vaccinations) Order 2021, all registered practitioners must be fully vaccinated by 1 December 2021.

 As practitioners registered under the Health Practitioners Competence Assurance Act 2003, this is a mandated government requirement. 

Practitioners should be aware of the timeframe for mandatory vaccinations:

  • First dose required by 30 October 2021
  • Second dose required by 1 December 2021

 

Online Examination

Eligibility

You are only eligible to sit the online examination if you:

  • are an overseas-trained practitioner; and
  • have submitted a completed overseas registration application and submitted your fee payment; and
  • the MRTB’s Registration Committee has reviewed your application, and deemed that your qualification is not equivalent to the required New Zealand standard; and
  • you have been offered the opportunity to sit and pass the online examination as a pathway for registration under the Health Practitioners Competences Assurance Act 2003.

Enrolment

To enrol in the examination, you need send in the signed online exam agreement and pay the online examination fee.  The agreement and payment must be received before enrolment closes for the examination you wish to sit.

Registration

When registration opens, we will email you the URL for the online examination portal and your unique authorisation code. Once you are registered you can select the date and time you wish to sit the examination and sit a practice exam to help you become familiar with the structure and question style of a typical examination.

Location

The online examination is administered by Kryterion Inc. a company located in Arizona, USA. The online examination is completed via an online proctoring set-up. Online proctoring means that you log on through the internet to take your examination. You are monitored by a proctor employed by Kryterion Inc during your entire testing session in real-time. This monitoring involves your face, voice, desk and workspace being captured via a webcam, and a recording is made of these images for examination security and the integrity of the examination process.

If you are currently enrolled to sit the Online Examination, please contact the Examinations Coordinator for further information.

Delivery

The MRTB’s online examination will be delivered through an online environment – and you will need to have access to a computer to sit the examination.

The exam will be overseen by an examination proctor whose role is to verify your identity and ensure that the instructions specified by the MRTB are carried out.

We strongly recommend exam candidates schedule their exams between 8.30am to 1pm (New Zealand time) in order to maximise the technical support available to them.

Identification required

You will be required to provide the exam proctor with two forms of identification, one of which must be a current, valid government-issued photo identification.  You must also provide your unique authorisation code.

Should the exam proctor have a reasonable concern about your ability to properly establish your identity or there is concern that identity documents are being misused, you will be refused access to the exam.  Anyone who is refused access to the exam forfeits the prepaid examination fee.

Key dates

The online examination runs four times a year.

The dates for the online examination (all scopes MIT, RT, NMT, MRI, SON) for 2021 are: 

 

December 2021

Enrolment closes              19 November 

Registration                        22 November to 26 November 2021

Examination                      30 November to 10 December 2021

 

The dates for the online examination in 2022 are:

March 2022

Enrolment closes:            4 March

Registration:                      7 March to 13 March

Examination:                    15 March to 25 March

June 2022

Enrolment closes:            3 June

Registration:                      6 June to 12 June

Examination:                     14 June to 24 June 

September 2022

Enrolment closes:             2 September

Registration:                       5 September to 11 September

Examination:                      13 September 2021 to 23 September