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Attention all Radiation Safety Experts!!!!

The Nuclear Medicine Technology Certification Board (NMTCB) has created a specialty certification for radiation safety professionals.   The NMTCB (RS) credential is designed to recognize individuals who are experts in all areas of radiation safety including RAM and CT, as well as to establish competency in areas of fluoroscopy, X-ray, and MRI safety.

There is currently no formal assessment process by the NRC or its agreement states to evaluate the knowledge and competency of a technologist RSO.  Their process relies solely on attestation to grant the title of RSO.

NMTCB (RS) exam eligibility requirements:

A candidate for the NMTCB’s Radiation Safety examination must show documented evidence of having:

  1. An active nuclear medicine technology certification -NMTCB, ARRT (N), CAMRT (N)) for a minimum of two (2) years.
  2. Documented experience performing tasks directly associated with radiation safety over a minimum period of 1 calendar year. Applicant must provide a letter of attestation from a from a       supervisor or the RSO regarding this experience. (it will be assumed to have been met if the candidate can display that they are currently on or has been on a RAM license in the past 7    years).

Please note that successful passing of the radiation safety examination does not grant the title of RSO or recognition by the NRC as an RSO.

The first administration of this exam is tentatively set for Friday, November 3, 2017. The application deadline for this exam will be October 1, 2017.

For more information please visit the NMTCB’s website:  http://www.nmtcb.org/specialty/radiation-safety-certification-exam.php