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As you consider an educational program in the Radiologic Sciences,
BE SURE TO ASK this one question:
" Are you accredited by the JRCERT?" JRCERT accreditation is TheHALLMARK that tells you an educational program is committed to academic excellence, health care quality and patient and professional safety.
JRCERT accreditation is especially IMPORTANT TO STUDENTS because:
- JRCERT educational standards are developed and accepted by professionals in the radiologic sciences.
- The JRCERT is the only organization recognized by the U.S. Department of Education (USDE) to evaluate and accredit education programs in radiography and radiation therapy, which includes magnetic resonance and medical dosimetry.
- Graduation from a JRCERT-accredited program assures that you are competent to provide safe, high quality patient care.
- JRCERT accreditation demonstrates that a program adheres to the nationaleducational standards that will provide you with the knowledge, skills, and attributes through didactic and clinical education you need for entry into your chosen profession and to practice your profession anywhere in the United States.
- In some states, only graduates of JRCERT-accredited programs are eligible for licensure or certification. Graduation from a JRCERT-accredited program assures that you will be eligible to practice in all 50 states.
- Many employers require job applicants to be graduates of programs accredited by the JRCERT.
- Enrollment in a program accredited by the JRCERT can enhance your eligibility for scholarships and other funding from government and private agencies.
Why Regional Accreditation is Not Enough
The institution you attend may be accredited by a regional accrediting agency, which sets standards for colleges and universities. Regional accreditation is important to evaluate the overall quality of a college or university, but it is notintended to address the specific requirements for programs in the radiologic sciences. It does not evaluate the quality of the education offered by individual programs, particularly the validity and safety of clinical assignments.