Principles of JRCERT Accreditation

Policy Statements

The Joint Review Committee on Education in Radiologic Technology (JRCERT):

11.101functions as an autonomous agency in programmatic accreditation actions for radiologic sciences educational programs.
11.102ensures that the integrity of the accreditation process is maintained.
11.103conducts the voluntary accreditation review process only upon written request from the chief executive officer of the sponsor of a program seeking JRCERT accreditation.
11.104ensures that accreditation standards are appropriate and reasonable.
11.105accredits each program on the basis of the terminal award(s) as identified by the curriculum and outcomes provided by the sponsor/program in its self-study report submitted for accreditation.
11.106notifies, by timely communication, the sponsor’s chief executive officer of all accreditation related actions with copies to other officials as determined by the sponsor/program.
11.107ensures that its site visitors are qualified and prepared for the assigned program review and evaluation.
11.108ensures the accreditation process is conducted in a cost-effective manner.
11.109considers the goals and activities of institutional and of other programmatic accrediting bodies.
11.110supports cooperative activity between and among the health and medical professional organizations participating in the accreditation of radiologic sciences educational programs.
11.111considers the needs of the profession and the health care delivery system in establishing, maintaining, periodically reassessing and, as necessary, revising policies, procedures and standards for accrediting radiologic sciences educational programs.
11.112permits downloading of JRCERT copyrighted materials by organizations and individuals with the explicit understanding that attribution to the JRCERT must be included on any hard copies.
11.113publishes lists of currently accredited programs.
11.114makes available to the public, reports of its operations and its criteria or standards for accreditation.
11.115observes principles of due process in the accreditation of educational programs.
11.116maintains confidentiality of information collected during the accreditation review process.
11.117maintains recognition as an accrediting agency by the United States Department of Education (USDE) and the Council for Higher Education Accreditation (CHEA).
11.118accredits only those programs that are legally authorized under applicable state law to provide a program of education beyond the secondary level.
11.119affirms its continuing commitment to achieve and maintain compliance with all relevant amendments and re-authorizations to the Higher Education Opportunity Act and to the USDE Secretary’s Procedures and Criteria for Recognition of Accrediting Agencies.

Cross References

10.100  Appeals Process
10.400  Confidentiality of Accreditation Process/Activities
10.600  Developing, Revising and Applying Accreditation Standards
10.900  Fair Practice Standards in Education
11.000  Fees for Accreditation Services
11.200  Self-Study Report
11.400  Requirements for Sponsors of Accredited Programs
80.000  Complaints Regarding Accredited Programs
90.300  Site Visitor/Apprentice – Qualifications and Terms of Appointment/Reappointment

Adopted by the Joint Review Committee on Education in Radiologic Technology:  04/04
Revised:  10/10
Editorial Revision:  04/19