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Principles of JRCERT Accreditation

Policy Statements

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

11.101 functions as an autonomous agency in programmatic accreditation actions for radiologic sciences educational programs.
11.102 ensures that the integrity of the accreditation process is maintained.
11.103 conducts the voluntary accreditation review process only upon written request from the chief executive officer of the sponsor of a program seeking JRCERT accreditation.
11.104 ensures that accreditation standards are appropriate and reasonable.
11.105 accredits 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.
11.106 notifies, 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.
11.107 ensures that its site visitors are qualified and prepared for the assigned program review and evaluation.
11.108 ensures the accreditation process is conducted in a cost-effective manner.
11.109 considers the goals and activities of institutional and of other programmatic accrediting bodies.
11.110 supports cooperative activity between and among the health and medical professional organizations participating in the accreditation of radiologic sciences educational programs.
11.111 considers 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.
11.112 permits 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.
11.113 publishes lists of currently accredited programs.
11.114 makes available to the public, reports of its operations and its criteria or standards for accreditation.
11.115 observes principles of due process in the accreditation of educational programs.
11.116 maintains confidentiality of information collected during the accreditation review process.
11.117 maintains recognition as an accrediting agency by the United States Department of Education (USDE) and the Council for Higher Education Accreditation (CHEA).
11.118 accredits only those programs that are legally authorized under applicable state law to provide a program of education beyond the secondary level.
11.119 affirms its continuing commitment to achieve and maintain compliance with all relevant amendments and reauthorizations 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