Radiography Accreditation & Certification
Wake Tech's Radiology program is accredited by the Joint Review Committee on Education in Radiologic Technology (JRCERT) and is operated in compliance with their standards for accredited radiography programs.
The program was awarded eight years' accreditation following an on-site visit in April 2018.
Certification and registration
Many employers require their technologists to hold certification and registration by the American Registry of Radiologic Technologists (ARRT), which indicates that their employees are committed to high-quality patient care.
Certification as a radiologic technologist requires that a graduate pass an examination sponsored by ARRT. All candidates for certification must comply with the rules of ethics contained in the ARRT Standards of Ethics. The rules are standards of acceptable professional conduct for all registered technologists and candidates, intended to promote the protection, safety and comfort of patients.
Registered technologists and candidates who engage in or permit others to engage in any of the conduct prohibited by the rules have violated those rules and are subject to sanctions. One violation is conviction of any crime (misdemeanor, gross misdemeanor or felony), with the exception of speeding and parking violations. Alcohol- and drug-related violations must be reported.
"Conviction," as used in this provision, includes a criminal proceeding wherein a finding or verdict of guilt is made or returned, but one of the following occurs:
- the adjudication of guilt is either withheld, deferred or not entered
- the sentence is suspended or stayed
- the individual enters a plea of guilty or no contest (nolo contendere)
- there is a pre-trial diversion
Radiography program applicants may find out about their eligibility for testing before enrolling in class by downloading a pre-application packet from ARRT or calling ARRT at 651-687-0048, extension 8580, to request a copy.
Wake Tech academic programs (credit and non-credit) that are designed to lead to professional licenses are tied to North Carolina or national certifications. If you intend to pursue professional licenses outside North Carolina once you have completed your academic program at Wake Tech, please refer to the Professional Licensure section of the college's distance education authorization page for additional information.