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Disclosure of Accreditation Status

Policy Statements

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

10.701 publishes accreditation categories.
10.702 provides the accreditation status of any program.
10.703 requires each program to disclose its accreditation status upon request..
10.704 requires a program awarded probationary accreditation to notify currently enrolled and accepted students and the general public of such status.
10.705 ensures that any program electing to disclose its accreditation status, discloses that status accurately.

Procedures

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

10.701A recognizes the following accreditation categories: accredited, probationary accreditation, and administrative probationary accreditation.
10.701B within one (1) business day of receipt of notification to the program, notifies the public, via publication on its Web site, of:
  i. a final decision to place a program on probation.
  ii. a final decision to withhold or withdraw the accreditation of a program.
  iii. a final decision to accept voluntary withdrawal of the accreditation of a program.  
10.702A notifies the sponsor and program of any accreditation action within thirty (30) days of the action.
10.702B notifies the United States Department of Education and the appropriate state licensing and accrediting agencies, in writing, and notifies the public, via the Web site, of any accreditation actions, within thirty (30) days of the action.
10.702C notifies the United States Department of Education and the appropriate state licensing and accrediting agencies, and, upon request, the public within thirty (30) days of receiving notification from the program that it is voluntarily withdrawing from accreditation.
10.702D notifies the United States Department of Education and the appropriate state licensing and accrediting agencies, at the same time the JRCERT notifies the program, of Probation, Accreditation Withheld, or Withdrawal of Accreditation, within thirty (30) days of the action.
10.702E provides the United States Department of Education, the appropriate state licensing agencies, and the public, the official comments, if any, of the affected program whose accreditation has been withheld or withdrawn within sixty (60) days of the action.
10.702F provides notice of accreditation status to the public, via the JRCERT Web site.  Notice of accreditation status shall be displayed a minimum of twelve (12) months from the effective date of the action or following subsequent Board action.  Such notice shall include, but not be limited to, the last accreditation status prior to the effective date of the action.
10.702G

provides notice to the public via the JRCERT Web site in the event that a program has voluntarily withdrawn accreditation. At a minimum, the notice will remain on the JRCERT Web site until students enrolled at the time of the voluntary withdrawal have graduated.

10.703A requires any program disclosing its accreditation status to include the name, mailing address, e-mail address, and telephone number of the accrediting agency.
10.704A requires programs to notify in writing currently enrolled students of the award of probationary accreditation within thirty (30) days of the receipt of such notification.
10.704B requires programs to notify in writing accepted students of the award of probationary accreditation within thirty (30) days of the receipt of such notification or at the time of acceptance into the program.
10.704C requires the program to submit a representative sample of such notification and the list of recipients to the JRCERT within thirty (30) days of the distribution.
10.704D requires the program to disclose the award of probationary accreditation to the general public by posting notice on their Web site within thirty (30) days of the receipt of such notification.

Cross References:

10.000 Advertising Accreditation Status
10.200 Accreditation Actions
12.000 Submission of Information to United States Department of Education (USDE)
80.300 Public Interest and Public Representation

Adopted by the Joint Review Committee on Education in Radiologic Technology:  04/04
Revised:  10/06; 06/09; 10/11; 04/13; 4/14; 04/16