Criminal Conviction Policy

Diagnostic Medical Sonography

A student who has been involved in a criminal proceeding or who has been charged with or convicted of a crime should be aware that a conviction may not be an automatic bar to certification. Students who have been convicted of a misdemeanor or felony should do the following:

File a request for pre-application review with the ARDMS in order to obtain a ruling on the impact of the situation on their eligibility for certification and registration. This review process is available only to those who are more than six months away from graduation/program completion. You can find the application at http://www.ardms.org/Compliance/Pre-application_Criminal.pdf.

Students with a conviction should be aware that even though they may graduate from the school, they may not be able to sit for the ARDMS Certification Examination, which is required become certified as a sonographer/ultrasound technologist.

EMT

A student who has been involved in a criminal proceeding or who has been charged with or convicted of a crime should be aware that a conviction may not be an automatic bar to certification. Students who have been convicted of a misdemeanor or felony should contact the New York State Department of Health at 518-402-0996 for further instruction.

Students with a criminal conviction should be aware that even though they may graduate from the program, they may not be eligible to sit for the NYS DOH EMS Certification Examination which is required in New York State to be allowed to work as an EMT-Basic.

medical assistant

A student who has been involved in a criminal proceeding or who has been charged with or convicted of a crime should be aware that a conviction may not be an automatic bar to certification. Students who have been convicted of a misdemeanor or felony should contact the American Association of Medical Assistants at (312) 899-1500.

Students with a conviction should be aware that even though they may graduate from the program, they may not be able to sit for the certifying board examination.

Paramedic

A student who has been involved in a criminal proceeding or who has been charged with or convicted of a crime should be aware that a conviction may not be an automatic bar to certification. Students who have been convicted of a misdemeanor or felony should contact the New York State Department of Health at 518-402-0996 for further instruction and National Registry at 614-888-4484.

Students with a criminal conviction should be aware that even though they may graduate from the program, they may not be eligible to sit for the NYS DOH EMS Certification Examination which is required in New York State to be allowed to work as an EMT-Paramedic. A criminal conviction may also make the student ineligible to sit for the National Registry Exam for Paramedics.

Radiation Therapy

A student who has been involved in a criminal proceeding or who has been charged with or convicted of a crime should be aware that a conviction may not be an automatic bar to certification. Students who have been convicted of a misdemeanor or felony should do the following:

  1. Contact the New York State Department of Health at 518-402-7580
  2. File a request for pre-application review with the ARRT in order to obtain a ruling on the impact of the situation on their eligibility for certification and registration. You can find the application at www.arrt.com/ethics/pre-application process.
Students with a conviction should be aware that even though they may graduate from the program, they may not be able to sit for the ARRT Certification Examination, which is required for licensure in New York State, and without such certification they will not be allowed to work as a radiation therapist.

Radiography

A student who has been involved in a criminal proceeding or who has been charged with or convicted of a crime should be aware that a conviction may not be an automatic bar to certification. Students who have been convicted of a misdemeanor or felony should do the following:

  1. Contact the New York State Department of Health at 518-402-7580
  2. File a request for pre-application review with the ARRT in order to obtain a ruling on the impact of the situation on their eligibility for certification and registration. You can find the application at www.arrt.com/ethics/pre-application process.
Students with a conviction should be aware that even though they may graduate from the program, they may not be able to sit for the ARRT Certification Examination, which is required for licensure in New York State, and without such certification they will not be allowed to work as a radiographer.

surgical technology

A student who has been involved in a criminal proceeding or who has been charged with or convicted of a crime should be aware that a conviction may not be an automatic bar to certification. Students who have been convicted of a misdemeanor or felony should do the following:

  1. Contact the Association of Surgical Technologist at 800-637-7433
  2. Contact the National Board of Surgical Technology and Surgical Assisting at (303) 325-2536

Students with a conviction should be aware that even though they may graduate from the program, they may not be able to sit for the NBSTSA Certification Examination.