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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.
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.
Program effectiveness outcomes focus on issues pertaining to the overall curriculum such as admissions, retention, completion, credentialing examination performance, and job placement.
The JRCERT has developed the following definitions and criteria related to program effectiveness outcomes:
Credentialing examination pass rate*: The number of graduates who pass, on first attempt, the national certification examination, or an unrestricted state licensing examination, compared with the number of graduates who take the examination within six months of graduation. (Twelve months for medical dosimetry programs).
Job placement rate*: The number of graduates employed in the radiologic sciences compared to the number of graduates actively seeking employment in the radiologic sciences.
Program completion rate*: The number of students who complete the program within the stated program length.
Credentialing examination, job placement, and program completion data is collected annually via the JRCERT Annual Report.
A new program (i.e. an initial program recently accredited by the JRCERT, recent transfer of sponsorship, etc.) may not have five years of data for credentialing examination pass rate and job placement rate, (NOTE: also possibly no completion rate); therefore, JRCERT records will identify pass rate and job placement rate as “0” in the Program Effectiveness Data section. Refer to the example below. Please contact the program regarding any questions pertaining to the data.
For further understanding of Program Effectiveness Data, please review the Program Effectiveness Data module on our website.
*For specifics on Program Effectiveness Data refer to the current JRCERT Standards for Accreditation for the applicable program type (Radiography, Radiation Therapy, Magnetic Resonance, or Medical Dosimetry).