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Application/Self-study Report

Policy Statements

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

11.201 requires as an integral part of its accrediting process, the periodic submission of a Self-Study Report followed by a site visit to the program to assess compliance with relevant accreditation standards.
11.202 requires that the self-study process documents analysis of strengths, areas of concern, plans for improvement and assessment of outcomes.
11.203 strives for consistency in reviewing each Self-Study Report to determine program readiness for site visit.
11.204 encourages programs to implement a system for broad program involvement in development of the Self-Study Report.
11.205 requires that the Self-Study Report be prepared in the standard format.
11.206 encourages programs to produce a concise and cost-effective Self-Study Report.

Procedures

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

11.201A requires applicable fees and costs be paid in full prior to JRCERT accreditation consideration.
11.201B maintains program accreditation history except for:
  i.

initial applications and self-study reports that are not submitted within six (6) months after portal access.

  ii. initial applications and self-study reports that are not completed within six (6) months after the documented date of the first review.
  iii. applications for recognition of additional clinical settings for which the program has been unresponsive for one (1) year.
11.201C requires completion of activities and submission of requested information by a specified response date.
11.201D cooperates with sponsors to achieve program accreditation, recognizing that the burden of responsibility for achieving accreditation rests with the sponsor.
11.201E requires programs to assure that students are available for site visitor interviews during the on-site evaluation of the program.
11.201F defers initial accreditation or acts to withdraw accreditation from programs failing to comply with established procedures.
11.205A collaborates with other accrediting agencies recognized by the United States Department of Education or the Council for Higher Education Accreditation or equivalent to develop and implement a standard format for program evaluation and analysis.
11.206A does not refund accreditation fees.
11.206B considers information previously evaluated by state agencies and other accrediting agencies recognized by the United States Department of Education or the Council for Higher Education Accreditation or equivalent.

Cross References

10.300 Conducting Accreditation Reviews at Reasonable Intervals
11.100 Principles of JRCERT Accreditation
11.600 Site Visit of the Program
50.700 Functions and Responsibilities
80.200 Integrity of the Accreditation Process

Adopted by the Joint Review Committee on Education in Radiologic Technology:  04/04
Revised:  04/08; 10/10; 04/11; 10/12; 04/16
Editorial revision: 11/14