CT Exam Information

Introduction
The NMTCB is developing a new entry-level certification exam for computed tomography (CT). The NMTCB (CT) credential will be considered an extension of the entry-level nuclear medicine exam and is designed to establish the competency of a nuclear medicine technologist to perform CT procedures.

The first administration of this exam will be Saturday, November 15, 2014. The application deadline for the 2014 exam has already passed, but you may submit an application for the next examination offering, which will be Friday, April 17, 2015.

Eligibility Requirements
The eligibility requirements are as follows:

  1. A current active CNMT, ARRT, or CAMRT nuclear medicine technology certification.
  2. A minimum of 500 total clinical hours in PET/CT, SPECT/CT and/or CT.
    • 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 one type of scanner, or a combination of multiple scanners.
    • 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. The completion of a minimum of thirty five (35) contact hours within the three years prior to application including a minimum of four (4) hours of each of the following categories:
    1. Contrast administration
    2. Cross-sectional anatomy
    3. X-ray physics
    4. CT radiation safety
    • The remainder of these hours must be in CT related topics.
    • These 35 contact or didactic hours may be from college credit courses from an accredited college or university, or continuing education approved by any of the organizations listed in our CE Policy, which may be found online at www.nmtcb.org/policies/contedPolicy.php.
    • Applicants who graduated from a nuclear medicine program before 2011 are required to have the didactic hours verified via proper documentation. Those who graduated from a JRCNMT accredited nuclear medicine program after June 2011 are considered to have met this didactic requirement. Graduates must sit for the NMTCB(CT) examination within five(5) years of completing a JRCNMT accredited nuclear medicine program.

For a limited time, one year from the date the NMTCB starts accepting applications for this exam, the NMTCB will waive the didactic requirements for persons that hold BOTH the CNMT and ARRT's CT credentials. After that time, ALL applicants will be required to meet all of the eligibility requirements.

CT Exam Information

The CT Exam will be offered on CT Exam Date Saturday, November 15, 2014 . The application process for the 2014 exam has ended, but you may submit an application for the next CT examination offering, which will be Friday, April 17, 2015.

The application deadline for the 2015 exam is March 1, 2015