What Is Certification?

Certification serves as an added credential beyond nursing education and licensure.

  • Certification granted by the RNCB is pursuant to a voluntary procedure intended solely to test for special knowledge.
  • The RNCB does not purport to license, to confer a right or privilege upon, nor otherwise to define qualifications of any person for nursing practices.
  • The significance of certification is determined by appropriate institutions and appropriate state boards of nursing or institutions in order to determine practice implications.

A Certified Radiology Nurse enjoys recognition from peers and employers for having achieved a standard of competency in this nursing specialty. You will join certified colleagues by having validated your professional abilities according to a recognized level of competency. And you will have the personal satisfaction of being acknowledged for your commitment to the specialty of radiology nursing.

Guidelines for Certification & Recertification

Initial certification is valid for 4 years. Certified Radiology Nurses may maintain their certified status either by examination or by meeting the continuing education requirements outlined in this booklet.

Review our Getting Started Information and Resources Page to start the process.

Take the next step, click here to find out more about Certification and click here to find out about Recertification.