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JRCERT Staff will have limited availability on Wednesday, August 10 and Thursday, August 11.

Accreditation For Students

The Joint Review Committee on Education in Radiologic Technology (JRCERT) Standards for an Accredited Educational Program in Radiography, Radiation Therapy, Magnetic Resonance, and Medical Dosimetry are designed to promote academic excellence, patient safety, and quality healthcare. The Standards require a program to articulate its purposes; to demonstrate that it has adequate human, physical, and financial resources effectively organized for the accomplishment of its purposes; to document its effectiveness in accomplishing these purposes; and to provide assurance that it can continue to meet accreditation standards.

The JRCERT accreditation process offers a means of providing assurance to the public that a program meets specific quality standards. The process assures program quality and stimulates program improvement.

An accredited program is a program that has been found to meet or exceed the Standards for an Accredited Program in Radiologic Technology. The maximum length of an initial accreditation award granted by the JRCERT is three years. The maximum length of a continuing accreditation award granted by the JRCERT is eight years, with an Interim Report required after the first four years. The minimum accreditation award granted is 18 months. For the specific length of the accreditation award granted, please search for the accredited program and view the program details.

An applicant program is a program that has applied for initial accreditation and is currently under review based on the Standards for an Accredited Program in Radiologic Technology. An applicant program has not been granted an accreditation status.

To learn more about accreditation and the process, please see our video and review our interactive accreditation process.

The JRCERT accredited program details include general program information, tuition information, terminal award granted, and program effectiveness data. The program’s current award letter can be found by clicking on the Length of Accreditation Award under the program details.

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Why Choose A JRCERT Accredited Program?

“Accreditation” is the primary means of assuring and improving the quality of higher education institutions and programs in the United States. Active for the past 100 years, this private, voluntary system of self-examination and peer review has been central to the creation of a U.S. higher education enterprise that is outstanding in many respects.

BENEFITS OF ACCREDITATION

Program Effectiveness Data

95.00

Completion Rate (%)

100.00

Credential Examination Pass Rate (%)

85.00

Job Placement Rate (%)

The JRCERT makes available the program effectiveness data (credentialing examination pass rate, job placement rate, and program completion rate) of all its accredited programs on an annual basis.  This information is self-reported by the accredited programs via the annual report.  To review this information for a particular program, locate that program through the Find a Program feature.  Once you locate the program you are interested in attending, you will find the program effectiveness data at the very bottom of the program detail screen.  The definitions below provide you with the current JRCERT definitions of program effectiveness data; however, if you have any particular questions, please contact the program directly.

Student Testimonials

“As a student of an accredited JRCERT program, I have the peace of mind of knowing I am receiving the best education available in Radiologic Technology. The JRCERT standards ensure that I will be prepared in the best viable way to enter the medical field by ensuring safety and quality in patient care. Students of an accredited JRCERT program have the advantage of learning by hands-on experience in the clinical setting with adequate and regular feedback of performance.”

Andrea Hines
Radiologic Technology Program
Owens Community College

“JRCERT accreditation highly benefits students like myself by ensuring that students are receiving a quality education made possible by providing universities and other accredited programs with standards that encourage the program to be the best it can be. Compared to other accreditors, the JRCERT holds the university program accountable for not only providing students with a general understanding of the profession, but goes above and beyond for an extremely specialized learning experience. For Misericordia University in particular, a program accredited by the JRCERT, some ways the curriculum goes beyond is through independent research and specialty internship opportunities. As a professional, I will be able to apply the critical thinking skills developed through this education to provide the greatest care to all patients. JRCERT accreditation is vital since it allows students to gain the best education, which will in turn allow them to have the most potential as a professional in the field of radiologic technology.”

Victoria Narbone
Medical Imaging Program
Misericordia University

“As a student, being a part of a JRCERT accredited program allows for a student to receive a good quality education that is based on accreditation standards. JRCERT accredited programs provide students with the knowledge and tools needed to build a better future for themselves as future radiologic technologists. The JRCERT ensures that each radiologic technologist is properly educated before entering the medical field.

JRCERT accreditation is extremely important for aiding knowledgeable and high-quality radiologic technologists. As a soon-to-be graduating senior from Northwestern State University, I am confident in my skills as a radiologic technologist because of the JRCERT Accredited program that taught me all that I know.”

Gabrielle Bryant
Radiologic Sciences Program
Northwestern State University

“As a prospective healthcare professional, obtaining my degree from a JRCERT accredited program was very important to me. A program that is respected and held to high standards translated to an education that prepared me to have technical excellence and to provide high quality patient care.”

David Rojas
Radiography Program
Pima Medical Institute, Chula Vista, CA

“From a student’s perspective, there are many benefits to attending a program with JRCERT accreditation. The students will receive a hands-on, quality education from experienced faculty before they enter the field as an employee. The clinical program also ensures competency and related experience; which allow those entering the workforce to be more appealing having graduated from a prestigious program. Feedback and assessment of the students are measured throughout the year for continuous improvement of the program and each individual’s education. In all, JRCERT guarantees that each student receives a high quality, safe, and instructive environment to further their education.”

Coryn Jones
Medical Dosimetry Program
SUNY at Stony Brook University

“Accreditation ensures that students interact with faculty and professionals that strive to instill knowledge of the material necessary for certification, but also skills necessary for employment, such as critical thinking and the practical application of radiologic concepts. JRCERT accreditation instills drive in the faculty, pushing them to be at their very best daily. In turn, this motivates students to excel in clinical and didactic courses because they are certain they are receiving the best education available to them. As a student, I know that I will be ready for any position in radiography because an accredited program has allowed me to excel academically, professionally, and ethically.”

Jessica Love
Radiologic Sciences Program
Northwestern State University of Louisiana

“Students will have the skills needed to succeed in radiologic technology and a thorough understanding in various aspects of the medical imaging field; ones that will separate a good technologist from a great one. The medical imaging program respects the requirements for an accredited program by constantly adapting to the new findings and advancements in radiologic technology. By doing this, they ensure their students enter the field with refined knowledge, skill, and confidence to do their job to the best of their ability. Students here can graduate knowing they can think critically in order to maintain top notch patient safety, patient care, and to achieve the highest quality image possible, despite what obstacles may arise…”

Madison Fleischman
Medical Imaging Program
Misericordia University