The Accreditation Process
- The Accreditation Process
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Accreditation for programs in radiologic technology promotes excellence in education and elevates the quality and safety of patient care in our field. Below are the steps of the accreditation process.
Initial Accreditation Application
Click on the button below to see the necessary requirements to become accredited by the JRCERT.
Submit a Self-Study Report
The program will need to complete a self-study report via the AMS portal. The program will document compliance with applicable Standards and Objectives. This will be a self-evaluation of the program identifying strengths and weaknesses of the program and specific plans for addressing any identified issues.
Site Visit Schedule
The site visit will be scheduled by the Accreditation Services Coordinator after the self-study has been reviewed. A site visit team will be appointed to validate the self-study report and evaluate the program. Students must be enrolled in the clinical component for the site visit to be scheduled.
Once the self-study report has been submitted via the AMS portal, a copy of the report and an electronic signature request will be sent to the dean and president/CEO of record. The JRCERT will not review the document until both electronic signatures have been received.
Programs have six months to complete the self-study report. Should an extension be needed, the program would need to contact the JRCERT prior to the due date to request the extension; otherwise, portal access will be removed. A fee may be required.
Site Visit within 6 Months
The site visit lasts for two (2) days. The site visit team will tour the sponsoring institution, program classrooms, learning resources, and visit clinical settings. The team will also interview administration, faculty, clinical preceptors, and students.
Report of Site Visit Team Findings (RSVTF)
The site visit team will schedule an exit summation with the program and administration prior to leaving the campus. This unofficial report will contain program strengths, highlight areas for programmatic improvement, and identify objectives in non-compliance.
The report of site visit team findings must be received within 7 days of the site visit.
Report of Findings (ROF) to Program within 3 Months
The official report is based on the self-study report, the Report of Site Visit Team Findings, and professional staff review of relevant materials. The official report will be sent via email to the president/CEO and a copy is sent to the program director.
Response to ROF within 6 Weeks
The program director is required to respond to the report via the AMS portal. If there are any citations to respond to, the program is required to provide detailed narratives and documentation indicating full compliance with the objective. Once the program responds to the report, an email will be sent to the president/CEO for electronic signature.
If a response is overdue and has not been received in the office, a reminder letter will be sent to the program director and copied to the president and the dean.
The program will be scheduled for consideration at the next available meeting of the Board of Directors following the receipt of the program’s required response.
All accreditation decisions are made by the JRCERT Board of Directors.