Nuclear Medicine Technology Certification Board (NMTCB)

Tucker,  GA 
United States
http://www.nmtcb.org
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The Nuclear Medicine Technology Certification Board (NMTCB) is the premier certification board for nuclear medicine technologists (NMT) by nuclear medicine technologists. Formed for the purpose of creating and maintaining examinations for NMTs, the NMTCB has been offering high-quality certification exams to become a Certified Nuclear Medicine Technologist (CNMT) since 1978. Currently, over 22,000 individuals are active CNMT certificants.

The NMTCB provides six certification programs: the entry level CNMT credential, the post-primary NMTCB(CT) credential for computed tomography,  the post-primary NMTCB(RS) credential for radiation safety, the PET specialty credential for positron emission tomography certification, the NCT specialty credential for nuclear cardiology, and the NMAA credential for NMT's who have graduated from a recognized Master's level program as a Nuclear Medicine Advanced Associate. Each NMTCB certification program has been specifically designed and developed to serve and move the NMT profession forward.

Please visit www.NMTCB.org for more details! 

Brands: CNMT, NMTCB(CT), NMTCB(RS), PET, NCT, and NMAA nuclear medicine credentials.


 Products

  • NMTCB Nuclear Medicine Examination
    This examination has been designed to test the application of knowledge necessary for competent performance at entry-level into nuclear medicine technology....

  • All eligibility standards required to sit for the entry-level examination must be completed within the 5 year period immediately prior to the candidate’s application. A candidate must show documented evidence of having completed ONE of the following in the previous five years:
    1. Completion of a NMTCB recognized nuclear medicine technology program
    2. Completion of an accredited nuclear medicine technology program culminating in a Certificate, Associate, Baccalaureate, or Master's degree. Educational programs must have structured clinical training sufficient to provide clinical competency in radiation safety, instrumentation, clinical procedures, and radiopharmacy. The NMTCB currently recognizes the following organizations responsible for programmatic oversight:                                                                                                                               
      • -Joint Review Committee on Educational Programs in Nuclear Medicine Technology (JRCNMT)
      • -Armed Forces Military Training Commands
      • -Canadian Association of Medical Radiation Technologists (CAMRT)
      • -Australian and New Zealand Society of Nuclear Medicine (ANZSNM)The NMTCB Nuclear Medicine Examination is offered year-round. 

    The examination processing fee is $175.00 USD.

    PRIVILEGES OF CERTIFICATION

    Passing the NMTCB Certification Examination entitles you to certain privileges and obligates you to fulfill certain responsibilities. These are summarized below:

    CERTIFICATE: The most immediate benefit of certification is your certificate which will be mailed to you in approximately two (2) weeks after successful completion of the examination.

    CREDENTIALS: Upon certification, you will also be granted the right to use the title, Certified Nuclear Medicine Technologist and the credential CNMT after your name.

    ANNUAL CARD AND YEAR SEAL: A personalized pocket-size annual identification card and year seal will be mailed to you after you receive your examination results. Most certificants attach the year seal to their certificate and carry the pocket identification card with them. The pocket identification card is a convenient method to provide your employer, governmental agencies and others with documentation that you are certified and registered in nuclear medicine. An updated pocket identification card and year seal will be mailed to you annually upon payment of the annual registration fees.

    DIRECTORY LISTING: The names of all currently registered certificants are listed in the "NMTCB Directory of Certified Nuclear Medicine Technologists", on the NMTCB website. The directory is made available only to other NMTCB certificants. 

    NMTCB NEWSLETTER: The NMTCB NEWS, published semi-annually, is provided to all certificants. NMTCB NEWS covers topics of concern to certified technologists, trends in NMT education, developments in health care, nationwide salary comparisons, and other professional information.

    RESPONSIBILITIES OF CERTIFICATION

    ANNUAL REGISTRATION: Perhaps the greatest responsibility of certification is annual registration. Once you are certified by the NMTCB, you remain certified and certification cannot be revoked without due process. It is necessary for you to register your certification annually with the NMTCB. Your annual registration fee pays for the privileges you enjoy as an NMTCB Certificant. More importantly, your annual registration fee supports the certification process for nuclear medicine professionals, thereby enhancing the profession of nuclear medicine technology.

    For more information please visit http://www.nmtcb.org/exam/instructions.php 
  • NMTCB(CT) Examination
    The NMTCB(CT) credential is a post-primary exam designed to establish the competency of a nuclear medicine technologist to perform diagnostic CT procedures....

  • The NMTCB(CT) credential is a post-primary exam designed to establish the competency of a nuclear medicine technologist to perform diagnostic CT procedures.

    Please note: Beginning July 1, 2019, the NMTCB(CT) Exam Eligibility Requirements will include a combination of both clinical hours and specific clinical competencies. Applicants will be able to document their competencies by using the form available HERE. Read more about this update.

    See FAQs on the changes in NMTCB(CT) exam eligibility requirements here.

    Eligibility Requirements:

    A candidate for examination must show documented evidence of the following:

    1. Active certification by NMTCB, ARRT, or CAMRT as a CNMT, RT(N), CAMRT(NM), CAMRT(RT), CAMRT(RTT), RT(R), or RT(RTT)

    2. A minimum of 300 total clinical hours in PET/CT, SPECT/CT and/or CT, with the documented performance of a minimum of 10 different CT procedures, for a total of 50 repetitions* (*starting July 1, 2019)-

    Prior to July 1, 2019 the NMTCB requires 

    1. A minimum of 500 total clinical hours in PET/CT, SPECT/CT and/or CT. (Please download and complete the NMTCB Clinical Hours Verification Form.)
      • The expectation of these diagnostic clinical hours is to include:
        • Medications and Contrast Agents
        • System Operations and Instrumentation
        • Data Acquisition and Post Processing
        • CT Image Quality and Quality Assurance
        • Patient Handling and Radiation Safety
        • Procedures and Anatomy
      • Clinical hours must be obtained within 3 years of application for the CT exam.
      • Clinical hours may be acquired in the role of a student in an accredited nuclear medicine program.
      • Clinical hours may be performed on a stand-alone CT scanner, or on a CT scanner fused with a PET or SPECT.
      • Clinical hours may be obtained prior to being certified as a nuclear medicine technologist.
      • Claims of clinical hours will be confirmed with the Program Director, Technical Supervisor or Supervising Physician.

    3. Satisfactory completion of a minimum of thirty-five (35) contact hours of CT coursework, with a minimum of four (4) hours in each of the following areas: contrast administration, cross-sectional anatomy, x-ray physics, and CT radiation safety. 

    The examination processing fee is $180.00 USD. 

    Passing the NMTCB(CT) Examination entitles you to certain privileges and obligates you to fulfill certain responsibilities. These are summarized below:

    PRIVILEGES OF CERTIFICATION

    CERTIFICATE: The most immediate benefit of certification is your certificate which will be mailed to you in approximately three (3) weeks after successful completion of the examination.

    CREDENTIALS: Upon certification, you will also be granted the right to use the credential "NMTCB(CT)" after your name.

    ANNUAL CERTIFICATION CARD: A personalized pocket-size annual certification card will be mailed to you after you receive your examination results. Most certificants carry the card with them. The certification card is a convenient method to provide your employer, governmental agencies and others with documentation that you are certified and registered in NMTCB(CT). An updated certification card will be mailed to you annually upon payment of the annual registration fees.

    DIRECTORY LISTING: The names of all currently registered NMTCB(CT) technologists are listed in the "NMTCB Directory of Certified Nuclear Medicine Technologists", on the NMTCB website. The directory is made available only to other NMTCB, NMTCB(CT), NCT, PET, and NMAA certificants.

    NMTCB NEWSLETTER: The NMTCB NEWS, published semi-annually, is provided to all certificants of nuclear medicine technology, CT, nuclear cardiology technology and PET. NMTCB NEWS covers topics of concern to certified technologists, trends in NMT education, developments in health care, nationwide salary comparisons, and other professional information.

    Successful completion of the NMTCB(CT) post primary exam will be recognized by the NMTCB as the equivalent of 24 hours of CE.

    RESPONSIBILITIES OF CERTIFICATION

    ANNUAL REGISTRATION: Perhaps the greatest responsibility of certification is annual registration. Once you are certified by the NMTCB, you remain certified and certification cannot be revoked without due process. It is necessary for you to register your certification annually with the NMTCB. Your annual registration fee pays for the privileges you enjoy as an NMTCB Certificant. More importantly, your annual registration fee supports the certification process for nuclear medicine professionals, thereby enhancing the profession of nuclear medicine technology.

    Responsibilities of NMTCB(CT) certificants include maintaining an active nuclear medicine certification/registration in order to complete the yearly renewal of your NMTCB(CT) certification. You will be allowed to renew your NMTCB(CT) certification only if you maintain active nuclear medicine certification/registration.

    As an NMTCB (CT) certificant, you must complete a total of 12 hours of continuing education hours that are specific to Computed Tomography in each two year CE cycle, in addition to the 24 hours of CE that are required to maintain your nuclear medicine certification.

    For more information please visit: http://www.nmtcb.org/CT/CTexam.php 

  • NMTCB(RS) Examination
    The NMTCB(RS) credential is a post-primary exam designed to assess a technologist's expertise in RAM and CT radiation safety issues, while also verifying their competency in Fluoroscopy, X-ray, and MRI safety matters....

  • The NMTCB(RS) credential is a post-primary exam designed to assess a technologist's expertise in RAM and CT radiation safety issues, while also verifying their competency in Fluoroscopy, X-ray, and MRI safety matters.

    Eligibility Requirements:

    A candidate for examination must show documented evidence of the following:

    1. Active NMTCB, ARRT, or CAMRT nuclear medicine certification.

    2. A minimum of two years clinical experience post nuclear certification.
    3. Documented experience performing tasks directly associated with radiation safety over a minimum of 1 calendar year. Applicant must provide a letter of attestation from a supervisor or RSO regarding this experience. *This requirement will be assumed to have been met if the candidate can display they are currently on or has been on a RAM license in the past 7 years. 

    NMTCB does not intend for this credential to fulfill all the required criteria to be recognized by the NRC as a Radiation Safety Officer (RSO). This credential is meant to attest that a technologist has gained the relevant knowledge needed to assist in the performance of the duties of the institutional RSO.

    The examination processing fee is $180.00 USD.

    Passing the NMTCB(RS) Examination entitles you to certain privileges and obligates you to fulfill certain responsibilities. These are summarized below:

    PRIVILEGES OF CERTIFICATION

    CERTIFICATE: The most immediate benefit of certification is your certificate which will be mailed to you in approximately four (4) - six (6) weeks after successful completion of the examination.

    CREDENTIALS: Upon certification, you will also be granted the right to use the credential "NMTCB(RS)" after your name.

    ANNUAL CERTIFICATION CARD: A personalized pocket-size annual certification card will be mailed to you after you receive your examination results. Most certificants carry the card with them. The certification card is a convenient method to provide your employer, governmental agencies and others with documentation that you are certified and registered in NMTCB(RS). An updated certification card will be mailed to you annually upon payment of the annual registration fees.

    DIRECTORY LISTING: The names of all currently registered NMTCB(RS) technologists are listed in the "NMTCB Directory of Certified Nuclear Medicine Technologists", on the NMTCB website. The directory is made available only to other NMTCB, NMTCB(CT), NMTCB(RS), NCT, PET, and NMAA certificants.

    NMTCB NEWSLETTER: The NMTCB NEWS, published semi-annually, is provided to all certificants of nuclear medicine technology, CT, radiation safety, nuclear cardiology technology, and PET. NMTCB NEWS covers topics of concern to certified technologists, trends in NMT education, developments in health care, nationwide salary comparisons, and other professional information.

    RESPONSIBILITIES OF CERTIFICATION

    ANNUAL REGISTRATION: Perhaps the greatest responsibility of certification is annual registration. Once you are certified by the NMTCB, you remain certified and certification cannot be revoked without due process. It is necessary for you to register your certification annually with the NMTCB. Your annual registration fee pays for the privileges you enjoy as an NMTCB Certificant. More importantly, your annual registration fee supports the certification process for nuclear medicine professionals, thereby enhancing the profession of nuclear medicine technology.

    Responsibilities of NMTCB(RS) certificants include maintaining an active nuclear medicine certification/registration in order to complete the yearly renewal of your NMTCB(RS) certification. You will be allowed to renew your NMTCB(RS) certification only if you maintain active nuclear medicine certification/registration.

    The NMTCB(RS) Certification is valid for 10 years. In order to recertify at the end of 10 years, the NMTCB(RS) certificant must show:

    1. All candidates for recertification should have an Active nuclear medicine technology certification (NMTCB, ARRT, CAMRT)
    2. If the candidate can show evidence that they were listed on a RAM license any time within the past 7 years, (produce a copy of the license showing that their name is on it) they will automatically be renewed for another 10 year period
    3. If the candidate is not listed on a RAM license, but has performed radiation safety duties any time within the past 7 years under direction of an RSO and can provide a letter from the RSO with the RAM license # corresponding to the facility were the duties were performed, the candidate will automatically be renewed for another 10 year period.
    4. A candidate that does not qualify for (b.) or (c.) can sit for the exam again.

    Successful completion of the NMTCB(RS) specialty exam will be recognized by the NMTCB as the equivalent of 24 hours of CE.

    For more information please visit: http://www.nmtcb.org/specialty/radiation-safety-certification-exam.php

  • NMTCB Nuclear Cardiology Examination (NCT)
    The NCT credential is a specialty certification designed to allow the nuclear medicine technologist to demonstrate his or her expertise in the field of nuclear cardiology....

  • The NCT credential is a specialty certification designed to allow the nuclear medicine technologist to demonstrate his or her expertise in the field of nuclear cardiology. 

    Eligibility Requirements


    A candidate for examination must show documented evidence of the following:


    1. Active NMTCB, ARRT, or CAMRT nuclear medicine certification

    2. 700 hours of documented clinical experience as a certified/ registered NMT in Nuclear Medicine Technology, performing all aspects of nuclear cardiology imaging, including radiopharmaceutical handling, injection 
    and imaging.

    The examination processing fee is $225.00 USD

    Passing the NMTCB Nuclear Cardiology Technology Examination entitles you to certain privileges and obligates you to fulfill certain responsibilities. These are summarized below:

    PRIVILEGES OF CERTIFICATION:

    CERTIFICATE: The most immediate benefit of certification is your certificate which will be mailed to you approximately three (3)) weeks after successful completion of the examination.

    CREDENTIALS: Upon certification, you will also be granted the right to use the title, Nuclear Cardiology Technologist and the credential NCT after your name.

    ANNUAL CERTIFICATION CARD: A personalized pocket-size annual certification card will be mailed to you after you receive your examination results. Most certificants carry the card with them. The certification card is a convenient method to provide your employer, governmental agencies and others with documentation that you are certified and registered in nuclear cardiology technology. An updated certification card will be mailed to you annually upon payment of the annual registration fees.

    DIRECTORY LISTING: The names of all currently registered certificants are listed in the "NMTCB Directory of Certified Nuclear Medicine Technologists", on the NMTCB website. The directory is made available only to other NMTCB, NCT, and PET certificants.

    NMTCB NEWSLETTER: The NMTCB NEWS, published semi-annually, is provided to all certificants of nuclear medicine technology and nuclear cardiology technology. NMTCB NEWS covers topics of concern to certified technologists, trends in NMT education, developments in health care, nationwide salary comparisons, and other professional information.

    CE CREDITS: 24 SNMMI VOICE credits are awarded for passing the Nuclear Cardiology Exam. If you are not a Certificant of the Society of Nuclear Medicine and Molecular Imaging, contact them at 703-708-9000 or www.snmmi.org to join. 

    Successful completion of the NMTCB NCT specialty exam will be recognized by the NMTCB as the equivalent of 24 hours of CE.

    RESPONSIBILITIES OF CERTIFICATION: 

    ANNUAL REGISTRATION: Perhaps the greatest responsibility of certification is annual registration. Once you are certified by the NMTCB, you remain certified for seven years. Your certification cannot be revoked without due process. It is necessary for you to register your certification annually with the NMTCB. Your annual registration fee pays for the privileges you enjoy as an NMTCB Nuclear Cardiology Technologist. More importantly, your annual registration fee supports the certification process for nuclear medicine professionals, thereby enhancing the profession of nuclear cardiology technology.

    For More Information Please Visit: http://www.nmtcb.org/specialty/cardiology.php
  • NMTCB PET Examination
    The PET credential is a specialty certification designed to allow the individual to demonstrate his or her expertise in the field of positron emission tomography; PET....

  • The PET credential is a specialty certification designed to allow the individual to demonstrate his or her expertise in the field of positron emission tomography; PET. 

    Eligibility Requirements:


    A candidate for examination must show documented evidence of the following:

    A. Active certification by NMTCB, ARRT(N), or CAMRT(NM) and a minimum of 700 hours of clinical experience on a dedicated PET scanner or PET/CT scanner    

                           -OR -

    B. Active CAMRT(RT), CAMRT(RTT), ARRT(R) or ARRT(T) certification      AND

    1. 700 hours of documented clinical experience performing all aspects of PET imaging including radiopharmaceutical handling, injection
    (if permitted by state and/or institutional regulations) and imaging. Imaging may be performed on a PET and/or a PET/CT scanner. Supervision must be performed by a nuclear medicine physician or radiologist AND direct supervision must be performed by a certified NMTCB, ARRT(N) or CAMRT(NM) technologist.

    2. Satisfactory completion of a minimum of fifteen (15) contact hours of coursework in each of the following areas: radiopharmacy, nuclear medicine instrumentation and radiation safety.

    The exam application processing fee is $225.00 USD. 

    Passing the NMTCB PET Examination entitles you to certain privileges and obligates you to fulfill certain responsibilities. These are summarized below:

    PRIVILEGES OF CERTIFICATION:

    CERTIFICATE: The most immediate benefit of certification is your certificate which will be mailed to you approximately three (3) weeks after successful completion of the examination.

    CREDENTIALS: Upon certification, you will also be granted the right to use the title, Certified PET Technologist and the credential PET after your name.

    ANNUAL CERTIFICATION CARD: A personalized pocket-size annual certification card will be mailed to you after you receive your examination results. Most certificants carry the card with them. The certification card is a convenient method to provide your employer, governmental agencies and others with documentation that you are certified and registered in PET. An updated certification card will be mailed to you annually upon payment of the annual registration fees.

    DIRECTORY LISTING: The names of all currently registered certificants are listed in the "NMTCB Directory of Certified Nuclear Medicine Technologists", on the NMTCB website. The directory is made available only to other NMTCB, NCT and PET certificants.

    NMTCB NEWSLETTER: The NMTCB NEWS, published semi-annually, is provided to all certificants of nuclear medicine technology and nuclear cardiology technology. NMTCB NEWS covers topics of concern to certified technologists, trends in NMT education, developments in health care, nationwide salary comparisons, and other professional information.

    CE CREDITS: 24 SNMMI VOICE credits are awarded for passing the Nuclear Cardiology Exam. If you are not a Certificant of the Society of Nuclear Medicine and Molecular Imaging, contact them at 703-708-9000 or www.snmmi.org to join. 

    Successful completion of the NMTCB PET specialty exam will be recognized by the NMTCB as the equivalent of 24 hours of CE.

    RESPONSIBILITIES OF CERTIFICATION: 

    ANNUAL REGISTRATION: Perhaps the greatest responsibility of certification is annual registration. Once you are certified by the NMTCB, you remain certified for seven years. Your certification cannot be revoked without due process. It is necessary for you to register your certification annually with the NMTCB. Your annual registration fee pays for the privileges you enjoy as an NMTCB PET Technologist. More importantly, your annual registration fee supports the certification process for nuclear medicine professionals, thereby enhancing the profession of PET.

    For more information please visit: http://www.nmtcb.org/specialty/petExamApp.php

  • NMTCB NMAA Examination
    The NMAA is a mid-level provider who can perform advanced skills under the direction of a supervising physician....

  • The Nuclear Medicine Advanced Associate (NMAA) is a valuable part of the nuclear medicine team. The NMAA will fill the gap in the NM department from pre-testing assessment through pre-dictation assessment, allowing the nuclear medicine physician or radiologist the freedom to commit to the final interpretation of the tests while maintaining a hands-on approach to patient care – without sacrificing quality. The NMAA is a mid-level provider who can perform advanced skills under the direction of a supervising physician.

    The NMAA is an NMTCB, ARRT or CAMRT-certified nuclear medicine technologist who has successfully completed an advanced academic program encompassing a nationally recognized NMAA curriculum and a clinical preceptorship directed by a nuclear medicine physician, nuclear cardiologist or radiologist.

    Eligibility Requirements

    A candidate for examination must show documented evidence of the following:

    1. Active NMTCB, ARRT, or CAMRT nuclear medicine certification      -and-
    2. Successful completion of a recognized NMAA Educational Program.

    Exam Availability
    The NMAA Examination is available twice per year, in January and July, administered by IQT testing centers. 

    For more information please visit: http://www.nmtcb.org/specialty/NMAAExam.php

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