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ARTP Qualification FAQ

What can an ARTP qualification do for you?

Science, technology and medicine are constantly evolving and scientists must ensure they continue to demonstrate best practice. ARTP’s professional qualifications allow respiratory practitioners to update their skills and knowledge.
Undertaking professional competency qualifications enables practitioners to demonstrate their competencies enabling them to follow career pathways and take advantage of professional opportunities.

What qualifications are available from ARTP?

ARTP Associate Examination
Aimed at: Physiologists working at Bands 3-4 level as a stand alone assessment of professional competence. 
Requirements: Minimum of one year clinical experience in a Respiratory Physiology department.
Cost:  £375
ARTP Practitioners Examination
Aimed at: Physiologists working at Band 5 or above level, including PTP graduates and STP direct entry students, as a stand alone assessment of professional competence.
Requirements: Minimum two years clinical experience in a Respiratory Physiology department.
Cost: £425

What will I need to do to complete these qualifications?

Both qualifications will require candidate to complete an IRCP (Individual record of clinical practice) portfolio in their workplace over a six month period. In addition Candidates will be required to complete a practical examination demonstrating their technical competence with a range of respiratory techniques. Those taking the practitioner examination will also be required to demonstrate the relevant interpretation as part of a clinical viva.

I am interested in taking an ARTP qualification or would like more information for a member of my staff.

Please download an enrolment form from the ARTP Qualifications homepage

Why are the ARTP offering new Qualifications?

The ARTP Part 1 and Part 2 examinations are professional competency assessments that are provided and assessed by the ARTP Education committee and embedded into the BSc Clinical Physiology. Following the introduction of the BSc Healthcare Science it became apparent that to continue to maintain our excellent professional standards, it would be necessary to launch stand alone professional competency assessments. Whilst similar to the Part 1 examination, the new assessments are at two levels allowing under graduates as well as post graduates an opportunity to undertake a competency assessment in full lung function testing.

What should I study to be successful on the ARTP qualification?

The ARTP part 1 handbook is an excellent resource for all elements of the examination, also please see the recommended reading list.
ARTP will also be running a 2 day Masterclass course to support these qualifications, the course aims provide the candidates with all the underpinning knowledge required for these examinations. For more information please see below or the Masterclass course page.

How do we become an ARTP Examination Centre?

ARTP Examinations run twice a year, usually in April and October. Students are allocated to their nearest centre which has the equipment that they wish to be examined on. It is therefore useful to have a range of centres that we can call on to support these exams. If you wish to register to become a centre, please complete this form:  Examination Centre Application form 

ARTP Masterclass Course

This course is aimed at A4C Bands 3-5 level staff as a stand alone assessment of professional competence. The course is designed to support the ARTP Practitioner and Associate professional examinations providing the candidate with all the underpinning knowledge required for these examinations.
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