The certification of NMI graduates for the previous five years (2009-2013) is 96 percent. The remaining graduates are eligible for national certification.
There are two national certification exams for nuclear medicine technologists. One is offered by The American Registry of Radiologic Technologists (ARRT) and the other is offered by the Nuclear Medicine Technology Certification Board.
The following table lists the certification results of the NMI graduates over the last several years. The graduates may have taken one or both of the certification exams. All NMI graduates were eligible for one or both of the certification exams when they completed the NMI Program.
* The remaining students are eligible for one or both of the national certification exams.
Upon successful completion of the NMI program, all students are eligible to apply to the NMTCB to take the national certification exam in nuclear medicine technology. Students may or may not be eligible to take the ARRT certification exam, depending on patient load, degree achieved and clinical competencies completed.
The ARRT has specific clinical competency requirements that may not be met by some clinical facilities, depending on patient load. Eligibility requirements for ARRT certification in nuclear medicine technology will — effective January 1, 2015 — call for candidates to have earned an associate (or more advanced) degree from an accrediting agency recognized by ARRT.