Radiologic Nursing Certification Board, Inc. Grievance Procedures

The RNCB will investigate and act on complaints of misconduct by exam candidates, recertification candidates, or certificants.

1. A candidate will be denied taking the Radiology Nursing Certification Exam, have exam results withheld, certification withheld, or certification revoked for any of the following. Misconduct includes, but is not limited to the following:

  • Falsification of initial certification or recertification application
  • Falsification of any information requested by the RNCB
  • Misrepresentation of certification status
  • Gross misconduct
  • Cheating or other irregularities related to the administration of Radiology Nursing Certification exam
  • Revocation or suspension of RN licensure
  • Failure to maintain the confidentiality of certification examination questions or the answer sheet
  • Unauthorized possession or use of radiology nursing certification certificates, certification wallet cards, or any other RNCB documents and materials

2. Complaints will be investigated by the RNCB President. If cause is found for further review, the case will be referred to the other board members of RNCB.

3. Sanctions for misconduct may include any one or more of the following:

  • Denial or suspension of eligibility
  • Revocation of certification
  • Non-renewal of certification
  • Written reprimand
  • Suspension of certification
  • Other corrective action

4. If the RNCB determines that there is an immediate threat to the public, sanctions may be imposed immediately for up to 90 days pending a full review by the RNCB.

5. All complaints must meet the following criteria in order to be reviewed:

  • Complaints must be in writing and include the name, address, and telephone number of the complainant and any other individual having knowledge about the alleged misconduct.
  • The complainant must identify in writing the person(s) alleged to be involved in the misconduct in as much detail as possible and include available documentation.

6. Acknowledgment of receipt of the complaint will be sent to the complainant.

7. The President and/or RNCB may request additional information from the complainant or any other person involved in or having knowledge of the alleged misconduct.

8. If the RNCB finds, by majority vote, good cause for substantiating the complaint, they will take disciplinary action and impose sanctions as described.

9. If the RNCB is unable to substantiate the complaint, no further action is required.

10. The candidate or certificant will be notified, in writing, of the findings and the disciplinary action(s) imposed.

11. The candidate or certificant will be informed of his or her right to dispute these findings and disciplinary actions and to request a review of their case by telephone or in person. The candidate or certificant must respond, in writing, within 30 days of the postmark of the RNCB’s letter giving notice of the findings and disciplinary actions.