Frequently Asked Questions

Frequently Asked Questions
QUESTIONS
Certification
  1. Can I change my NMTCB CE reporting cycle to match my continuing education cycle with another organization?
  2. How do I change my last name due to my recent marriage/divorce?
  3. How do I obtain a replacement certification card?
  4. I have misplaced my certificate, how do I get a replacement?
  5. I am a new graduate, when will I begin acquiring my CEHs?
  6. What is the definition of the status of INCOMPLETE versus ACTIVE?
  7. On my renewal notification, 2 certificate numbers are listed. One is my original certification number. The other is S-xxxxx. I'm wondering what that is?
  8. When do I start collecting credits?
  9. Why should I consider becoming certified?
Continuing Ed.
  1. When do I start collecting credits?
  2. How many credits do I need to obtain?
  3. Can I change my NMTCB CE reporting cycle to match my continuing education cycle with another organization?
  4. Once I change my reporting cycle, do I have the option at a later date to change again?
  5. Do I report my CE hours on a form or do I only report my CE hours if I am audited?
  6. Will the NMTCB accept a copy of my VOICE transcript from the SNM or my ECE report from the ASRT?
  7. I am taking the ARRT MRI exam as a post primary certification. Does this count as 24 CEs for my NMTCB?
  8. I attended a CE program approved by the American Nursing Association. May I use that toward my CE requirements?
  9. If I have let my certification lapse, what is the process I must follow to reinstate my certification?
  10. What steps are involved in meeting the NMTCB's criteria to become an approved source for continuing credit for nuclear techs?
  11. I am a new graduate, when will I begin acquiring my CEHs?
  12. Will the NMTCB accept the same credits as other credentialing agencies within the field of allied health?
  13. What is the procedure if I am audited and do not have the required amount of CEHs?
Ethics/Disciplinary
  1. What are the NMTCB Ethics Questions?
  2. What if I must answer YES to any of the Ethics Questions?
  3. What if the NMTCB finds out that I didn't answer YES to an Ethics Question when I should have?
Examinations
  1. When may I sit for the examination?
  2. I lost the admission letter I am required to take to my examination. What should I do?
  3. Why shouldn't I use my school issued email address?
  4. I was convicted of a crime several years ago. Will this affect my ability to sit for the exam?
  5. I applied for my examination but I have not heard anything.
  6. Are there any testing facilities located near my home?
  7. Why is my new certification set to expire in three months when I have just passed my examination?
  8. What type of calculator is allowed to be taken into the examination room with a student who is sitting for the registry exam?
Renewals
  1. I have misplaced my renewal form. How can I get a replacement?
  2. I sent my payment in two weeks ago. Where's my new yearly pocket card?
Scope of Practice
  1. Do you have a policy that states the scope of practice of a Nuclear Medicine Technologist regarding injection of pharmalogical stress agents?
Specialty Exams
  1. Does specialty certification in NCT or PET expire?
  2. I would like to take the nuclear cardiology technology boards. Are there any study guides or materials you recommend?
  3. What are the eligibility requirements to sit for the NCT exam?
  4. I want to study for the PET Exam, any suggestions ?
State Licensure
  1. Which states require licensure for nuclear medicine technologists?
  2. I am applying for a Maryland State Nuclear Medicine License and they want NMTCB to send them verification of my certification. How do I start this process?
Website
  1. I am trying to verify a certificant's verification online, but the results page keeps showing there is no certificant by that name. What do I need to do?
  2. How do I log in to the website?
  3. How may I have my street address and email omitted from the certificant directory?
ANSWERS
Certification
  1. Can I change my NMTCB CE reporting cycle to match my continuing education cycle with another organization?
    Yes, each Certificant will be given a "ONE-TIME" option to change his or her CE cycle. All certificants for whom the NMTCB has a birth date on file have a CE Cycle that ends on the last day of the month immediately prior to the certificant's birth month. If the NMTCB does not have a certificant's birth month on record (generally this includes certificants who have held certification for 15 years or more), the certificant was assigned a December birth month. Please make sure the NMTCB has your correct birthdate. Click on NMTCB CE Cycle Change Request Form to change your CE cycle.
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  2. How do I change my last name due to my recent marriage/divorce?
    In order to make a name change, please send by mail, fax or as a scanned attachment to an email, a legible copy of a document that shows your new name. This may be a court order, a marriage certificate, a divorce decree, a driver's license, a passport, or any other document that clearly shows the new name. Please include the old name and certification number with the copy of the document. If using a driver's license, please zoom the copy several times and make sure it is legible, especially if sending by fax as these are very difficult to read and if we cannot read it, the name change will be delayed.
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  3. How do I obtain a replacement certification card?
    A replacement certification card may be ordered from our online marketplace at www.nmtcb.org/certificants/marketplace.php.
    Once you log in and choose your method of payment, scroll to the bottom of the page to find replacement certification card order information.

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  4. I have misplaced my certificate, how do I get a replacement?
    A replacement certificate may be ordered from our online marketplace at www.nmtcb.org/certificants/marketplace.php.
    Once you log in and choose your method of payment, scroll to the bottom of the page to find replacement certificate order information.

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  5. I am a new graduate, when will I begin acquiring my CEHs?
    New graduates will start acquiring CEHs immediately after passing the NMTCB exam.
    This table has been established to pro-rate the number of CEHs new graduates will be required to obtain.
    NMTCB Exam Month CEH required in Exam year Add 12 CEHs for first full calendar year after exam year. Birth Month CEH required before 1st day of birth month
    January 12 12 January 0
    February 11 12 February 1
    March 10 12 March 2
    April 09 12 April 3
    May 08 12 May 4
    June 07 12 June 5
    July 06 12 July 6
    August 05 12 August 7
    September 04 12 September 8
    October 03 12 October 9
    November 02 12 November 10
    December 01 12 December 11


    For example, if you passed the exam in August, 2009 and your birth month is in May, according to the table you will be required to obtain five CEHs for 2009 plus 12 CEHs for 2010 plus 4 for a May birth month in 2011, totaling 21 hours of CE required between August 2009 and May 1, 2011.

    After the first pro rated CE cycle, the new certificant will be required to obtain 24 CEH for each two-year (24 month) CE cycle.

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  6. What is the definition of the status of INCOMPLETE versus ACTIVE?
    Active status means that all requirements for certification renewal have been met and the certificant is fully considered certified through the date listed.

    Incomplete means that the renewal process has been attempted but one or more of the requirements for renewal have not been met.

    The requirements for renewal include:
    1. All four of the ethics questions are clearly answered.
    2. Documentation for all "Yes" answers to the ethics questions has been submitted.
    3. The CE question has been answered.
    4. The renewal form has been signed and dated.
    5. The form has been received
    6. Proper payment has been received.

    By far, the most common reason for Incomplete status is that the renewal application is missing the signature. In these cases, we send the form back to the certificant by USPS for signature and it may be returned to us by USPS, fax or as a scanned attachment to an email.

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  7. On my renewal notification, 2 certificate numbers are listed. One is my original certification number. The other is S-xxxxx. I'm wondering what that is?
    We utilize a separate numbering system for those who apply to take one of our Specialty exam. S-xxxxx was assigned to you when you applied to take the NCT or PET specialty exam. Separate numbers are issued because it is possible to maintain one certification without renewing the other. Either number may be used to identify yourself when communicating with the office staff or logging into the website.
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  8. When do I start collecting credits?
    The mandatory Continuing Education Policy Began on January 1, 2006 and mandates that the certificant's first CE cycle begins the month that the certificant first passes the entry-level examination.
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  9. Why should I consider becoming certified?
    Certification demonstrates mastery of a body of knowledge. That body of knowledge includes the concepts that allow technologist to evaluate, adapt and identify problems, and solve them. Obtaining your certification is the final step to becoming a nuclear medicine technologist who is recognized as having the knowledge necessary to perform all routine tasks and patient care in the nuclear medicine department with insight and understanding. NMTCBs nuclear medicine certification exam is written by experts in the field for that specific purpose. NMTCBs entry level examination is a national standard recognized by the States, employers, insurance companies, those agencies that certify advanced medical imaging services (such as the IAC, ACR and The Joint Commission), professional organizations, and others as a valid, high-quality certification exam. Many states already require certification and/or licensure for nuclear medicine technologists. In many other states certification is optional, but it is likely that certification will eventually become mandatory. Employment opportunities as a technologist may be jeopardized by not obtaining and maintaining Active certification status. A NMTCB certified technologist must do three things in order to maintain an active certification once they have passed the examination: (1) Complete an annual renewal statement that includes answering required ethics questions. (2) Comply with the NMTCB Continuing Competence policy, including by not limited to, obtaining 24 hours of acceptable Continuing Education credits every two years. (3) Pay an Annual Renewal Fee.
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Continuing Ed.
  1. When do I start collecting credits?
    As soon as you become certified. The mandatory Continuing Education Policy, which began on January 1, 2006, mandates that the certificant's first CE cycle begins the month that the certificant first passes the entry-level examination.
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  2. How many credits do I need to obtain?
    The general rule of thumb is "1 credit per month." Your odd or even-year CE cycle is based on the year that you passed your first NMTCB exam. Your NMTCB certification card will have your original certification date on it to remind you of your certification year. Normally, the CE cycle is 24 months, requiring a total of 24 hours of continuing education. There is one exception, however. NEWLY certified technologists may become certified part way through a CE cycle and will only be required to obtain continuing education based on the actual number of months in their first cycle. (From their certification date until the day before their birth month.)
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  3. Can I change my NMTCB CE reporting cycle to match my continuing education cycle with another organization?
    Yes, each Certificant will be given a "ONE-TIME" option to change his or her CE cycle. All certificants for whom the NMTCB has a birth date on file have a CE Cycle that ends on the last day of the month immediately prior to the certificant's birth month. If the NMTCB does not have a certificant's birth month on record (generally this includes certificants who have held certification for 15 years or more), the certificant was assigned a December birth month. Please make sure the NMTCB has your correct birthdate.

    Click on NMTCB CE Cycle Change Request Form to change your CE cycle.

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  4. Once I change my reporting cycle, do I have the option at a later date to change again?
    When a Certificant selects the option to change his/her CE reporting cycle, the change will be noted in the Certificant's file. After changing his/her reporting cycle, if the Certificant wants to make another change, the request will be denied.
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  5. Do I report my CE hours on a form or do I only report my CE hours if I am audited?
    Everyone will answer a question and sign his/her name regarding their compliance with the CE policy on the yearly certification renewals. A certificant who checks that he/she will not meet the CE requirements by the date specified will be automatically audited and will not receive a card. Certificants will also be randomly chosen for an audit of their CE records. Only audited individuals will be required to provide documentation of the CE activities for the previous two years within 60 days of the postmark on the letter from the NMTCB.
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  6. Will the NMTCB accept a copy of my VOICE transcript from the SNM or my ECE report from the ASRT?
    Yes, if you are audited, NMTCB will accept a copy of your VOICE transcript from the Society of Nuclear Medicine, and/or a copy of your ECE report from the ASRT. You may also submit CE transcripts from the states that are included on the list of organizations that meet the NMTCB's criteria for awarding continuing education credits.

    The NMTCB and the SNMTS have jointly developed a VOICE credit sharing program. Members of the SNMTS may sign up for this on the SNM website at www.snm.org. If you sign up for this program and are selected for a CE audit, the NMTCB will first check your VOICE credit history with the SNM. If, according to their records, you have met the CE requirement, you will not be required to respond to the audit. If we are unable to verify that you have fully met the CE requirement through the VOICE program, you will only be asked to document the CE hours you obtained outside of the VOICE program.

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  7. I am taking the ARRT MRI exam as a post primary certification. Does this count as 24 CEs for my NMTCB?
    Successfully passing the ARRT Post Primary MRI exam will be recognized as the equivalent of 24 hours of continuing education effective on the date of the examination.
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  8. I attended a CE program approved by the American Nursing Association. May I use that toward my CE requirements?
    No! If CE is approved by a nursing association but is not approved by any of the organizations listed in our CE Policy, that CE WILL NOT count toward your CE requirement. All CE must be approved by one of the organizations listed in our CE Policy. If it is not approved by one of them, it will not be accepted.
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  9. If I have let my certification lapse, what is the process I must follow to reinstate my certification?
    A certificant who has not been active for less than five years may reactivate by completing both of the following requirements:

    • Paying back dues up to a total of no more than the current examination fee, plus a $65 reactivation fee, AND
    • Documentation of completion of 12 continuing education credits for each year he/she was not active.

    A certificant who has not been active for five years or more must meet the current eligibility requirements and must pass the entry-level examination in order to reactivate. This shall be considered the equivalent of two years of continuing education, after which the certificant shall re-enter the two-year continuing education cycle.

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  10. What steps are involved in meeting the NMTCB's criteria to become an approved source for continuing credit for nuclear techs?
    In order to become an approved source for continuing education, the requesting organization must submit a policy for the approval of continuing education that ensures that all of the following conditions are met:

    1. Each activity is presented by qualified individuals who have specific expertise in the subject matter.
    2. The subject matter is related to radiologic health sciences, education, patient care, business/management or related technology.
    3. There is a documented identifiable need for the specific activity.
    4. The exclusion of the following activities from being awarded continuing education credit:
      1. Attendance at routine department or staff meetings.
      2. Poster sessions and viewing exhibits.
      3. Elected office or committee meetings.
      4. Attendance at bowl competitions.
      5. Question and answer sessions.
      6. Informal case discussions/presentations
    5. There are documented objectives that must have been met by the activity.
    6. There is documented evidence that each participant for whom credit is granted attended at least 80% of the activity.
    7. There is documented evidence by each participant that the activity did meet the stated objectives.
    8. Some type of documentation of participation is given to each qualified participant for their records and to demonstrate their participation to the NMTCB.
    9. Records of the activity, including all of the documentation listed above, are kept for at least three years should there be questions about the activity.


    In addition, the organization must also submit a letter stating the organization's interest in becoming an approved CE granting organization for the NMTCB, the mission of the organization seeking recognition to approve CE activities and a listing of any medical education group that accredits this organization (i.e., ACCME).

    Once this information is received, it will be presented to the Credentials Committee at their next regularly scheduled meeting for consideration. They will either grant approval rights, deny approval rights, or ask for revisions and/or proof of policy compliance.

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  11. I am a new graduate, when will I begin acquiring my CEHs?
    As soon as you become certified. The mandatory Continuing Education Policy, which began on January 1, 2006, mandates that the certificant's first CE cycle begins the month that the certificant first passes the entry-level examination. After the first pro rated CE cycle, the new certificant will be required to obtain 24 CEH for each two-year (24 month) CE cycle.
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  12. Will the NMTCB accept the same credits as other credentialing agencies within the field of allied health?
    Please refer to the official NMTCB Continuing Education Policy to see what will be accepted for your CE requirement. The NMTCB will only accept continuing education credits approved by one or more of the organizations listed in the Continuing Education Policy.
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  13. What is the procedure if I am audited and do not have the required amount of CEHs?
    If a certificant is audited and fails to provide documentation and/or does not meet the CE requirements, he/she will be placed on six months probation, and will be required to complete the deficient CE hours for the audited cycle by the end of the probation period. If the certificant fails to meet all CE requirements by the end of the six-month probationary period, his/her certification will be suspended. If, after six months of suspension, the certificant fails to meet all CE requirements, he/she will have certification revoked. The CE credits obtained during the probation/suspension period will not be counted towards the 24 CE hours that are required for the subsequent two-year cycle. Please see the full CE Policy for the definition of revoked.
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Ethics/Disciplinary
  1. What are the NMTCB Ethics Questions?
    The NMTCB currently requires a response to each of four ethics questions at the time of application and during each annual renewal. These ethics questions are:
    Since...
    1. Have you been charged with or convicted of a misdemeanor (other than a minor traffic offense) or felony or general court martial in military service, and/or are any such charges currently pending against you?
    2. Have you had any professional license, registration, or certification application denied, or any issued license, registration, or certification revoked, suspended, placed on probation, or subject to any type of discipline by a regulatory authority or certification board?
    3. Have you been found by any court or administrative body, including but not limited to employers, to have committed negligence (simple or willful), malpractice, recklessness, or engaged in misconduct in the practice of any profession?
    4. Have you been terminated from an employment position involving the use of NMTCB credentials and where the conduct leading to such termination has involved: child or elder abuse, sexual abuse, substance abuse, job-related crimes, violent crimes against persons?

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  2. What if I must answer YES to any of the Ethics Questions?
    You should always answer the ethics questions honestly. If you answer Yes to any of the questions, please also submit documentation pertaining to your answer.

    1. For "Yes" answers to Ethics Question (A) Have you ever been charged with or convicted of a misdemeanor (other than a minor traffic offense) or felony or general court martial in military service, and/or are any such charges currently pending against you?:
      1. Court documents - You must submit court documents describing the current status of the charges or court case. This would also include documentation of any name changes (e.g., copy of marriage certificate) if the name on the court documents does not match the name on the application.
      2. Personal explanation (optional) - You may submit for consideration a personal explanation or narrative of the events leading to the charge(s) or conviction(s), including any extenuating circumstances. You may also include letters of recommendation from employers, court officials, parole officers, clergy, etc.
    2. For "Yes" answers to Ethics Question (B) Have you ever had any professional license, registration, or certification application denied, or any issued license, registration, or certification revoked, suspended, placed on probation, or subject to any type of discipline by a regulatory authority or certification board?:
      1. Personal explanation - You must submit a personal explanation or narrative of the events leading to the professional license, registration, or certification application denial, or the revocation, suspension of probationary status or any other discipline of any issued license, registration, or certification by a regulatory authority or certification board. You may also include letters of recommendation from employers, coworkers, clergy, etc.
      2. Final disposition - You must submit a letter of final disposition (denial or letter of discipline or reinstatement) from the regulatory authority or certification board. You must also include documentation of any name changes (e.g., copy of marriage certificate) if the name on the professional license, registration, or certification application does not match the name on the application.
    3. For "Yes" answers to Ethics Question (C) Have you ever been found by any court or administrative body, including but not limited to employers, to have committed negligence (simple or willful), malpractice, recklessness, or engaged in misconduct in the practice of any profession?:
      1. Personal explanation - You must submit a personal explanation or narrative of the events leading to the finding of negligence, malpractice, recklessness or misconduct by the court or administrative body (including but not limited to employers). You may also include letters of recommendation from employers, coworkers, clergy, etc.
      2. Letter of judgment or court documents - You must submit a letter from the administrative body or court documents describing the findings of negligence, malpractice, recklessness or misconduct. You must also include documentation of any name changes (e.g., copy of marriage certificate) if the name on the finding does not match the name on the application.
    4. 4. For "Yes" answers to Ethics Question (D) Have you ever been terminated from an employment position involving the use of NMTCB credentials and where the conduct leading to such termination has involved: child or elder abuse, sexual abuse, substance abuse, job-related crimes, violent crimes against persons?:
      1. Personal explanation - You must submit a personal explanation or narrative of the events leading to the termination of an employment position involving the use of NMTCB credentials and where the conduct leading to such termination involved: child or elder abuse, sexual abuse, substance abuse, job-related crimes, or violent crimes against persons You may also include letters of recommendation from employers, coworkers, clergy, etc.
      2. Letter of termination - You must submit a letter from the employer terminating you from their employ. You must also include documentation of any name changes (e.g., copy of marriage certificate) if the name on the letter does not match the name on the application.

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  3. What if the NMTCB finds out that I didn't answer YES to an Ethics Question when I should have?
    The NMTCB would consider falsely answering "No" to that question as a professional misconduct ethical violation. In cases where an applicant or certificant has been found to have intentionally violated the NMTCB Ethics Policy by false representation or attempting to mislead the NMTCB with answers to the Ethics questions, the sanctions are typically much more severe than had the applicant or certificant simply answered YES to begin with. Sanctions for attempting to mislead the NMTCB or falsification of answers to Ethics questions could result in penalties up to and including revocation of certification and/or denial of application to sit for the examination.
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Examinations
  1. When may I sit for the examination?
    All of our examinations are available on demand. Once an application has been approved, the applicant's information is sent to the testing organization and the applicant is sent instructions about how to register for the examination.
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  2. I lost the admission letter I am required to take to my examination. What should I do?
    You may login to www.IQTTesting.com using the username and password that you used to schedule your appointment and print another copy. Please note that your password is case sensitive.
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  3. Why shouldn't I use my school issued email address?
    Many institutions will terminate email accounts once a student has completed their studies. The NMTCB uses email communication regularly and it is essential that we have current and correct information on file to prevent potential disruption in communication.
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  4. I was convicted of a crime several years ago. Will this affect my ability to sit for the exam?
    When applying the NMTCB Ethics Policies to applicants, the Board requires documentation of all charges and convictions, both misdemeanor and felony. Once they have that documentation, they consider whether the nature of the crime(s) (charged or convicted) are contrary to the ethics expectations of the NMTCB, whether they represent a pattern that may be contrary to the ethics expectations of the NMTCB, or whether granting certification might pose a risk to any part of the population. These types of assessments are not possible without all of the documentation described.
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  5. I applied for my examination but I have not heard anything.
    Once your application has been received, an email will be generated to the email address we have on file. If you have not received an email within 3 weeks of submitting an application, please contact our Examinations Manager at (404) 315-1739 to confirm that your information is correct.
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  6. Are there any testing facilities located near my home?
    You may go to http://www.isoqualitytesting.com/mlocations.aspx for an interactive map that has an updated list all current testing facilities.
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  7. Why is my new certification set to expire in three months when I have just passed my examination?
    When you received your new certificant packet, a renewal statement was included that was prorated to match your next birthday month. It is essential that you carefully read through the materials provided in your certificant packet so that you understand what your obligations are to maintaining your certification.
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  8. What type of calculator is allowed to be taken into the examination room with a student who is sitting for the registry exam?
    Calculators are allowed only if they are noiseless and battery or solar-powered. No provisions or time will be allowed or given to repair or replace broken calculators. You may not share calculators. Calculators capable of storing text (i.e., a key for every letter in the alphabet) will not be allowed by test site personnel. You will be observed at all times while taking the examination. This will include direct observation by test site personnel.
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Renewals
  1. I have misplaced my renewal form. How can I get a replacement?
    Renewal applications are sent by USPS to qualified certificants approximately two months prior to the last day of their respective due date. For those whose certification is currently active, a renewal application is not required to go online to www.nmtcb.org/certificants/renewal.php and renew online.
    If a renewal application is desired, or required in the case of a person whose certification is not current, one may be requested by email board@nmtcb.org. A new renewal application will be generated and sent by return email.

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  2. I sent my payment in two weeks ago. Where's my new yearly pocket card?
    Depending on the mail service and the number of renewals received on any given day, it may take a week or more to receive and process a renewal. For completed renewals, a new card is generally sent by mail to the address we have on file for you within two working days of being processed. Please try to login here to verify your status in our database.
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Scope of Practice
  1. Do you have a policy that states the scope of practice of a Nuclear Medicine Technologist regarding injection of pharmalogical stress agents?
    The NMTCB does not establish a "scope of practice" for nuclear medicine technologists but rather relies upon the professional societies representing nuclear medicine technologists for that responsibility. The SNM has published a scope of practice for nuclear medicine technologists which may be found at www.snm.org. It is important to note that no external entity may fully define what functions a nuclear medicine technologist may or may not perform. The final word on what functions are or are not permissible is defined first by the state in which the technologist practices, though many states do not exercise their right to define the functions of an NMT, and second by the institution that employs the technologist, usually through their bylaws.

    In general, a nuclear medicine technologist is trained to inject pharmaceuticals and radiopharmaceuticals under the supervision of an authorized user as described in the SNMTS Scope of Practice document (section III.A.4):
    Administering radiopharmaceuticals/pharmaceuticals through various routes, including but not limited to oral, intravesical, inhalation, intravenous, intramuscular, subcutaneous, and intradermal (under the direction of an authorized user).

    The NMTCB examination includes items pertaining to the calculating of dosage, administration and safe utilization of pharmacologic stress agents but it is still up to the individual state and/or institution as to whether the NMT may perform these functions and under what type of supervision.

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Specialty Exams
  1. Does specialty certification in NCT or PET expire?
    The PET exam and the NCT exam are "specialty certifications" intended to describe the successful candidate as having demonstrated expertise in the respective field. Because these specialty fields are evolving at a rapid pace, the NMTCB Board of Directors has decided that these certifications will be time limited rather than rely on continuing education as a means of trying to maintain and continually demonstrate that expertise. Upon successfully passing either of these specialty exams and proving one's expertise, the specialty certification is considered good for a period of seven years. Once the seven year certification period has passed, the individual is required to submit an application, meet the current eligibility requirements and pass the current specialty exam in order to regain the specialty credentials.
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  2. I would like to take the nuclear cardiology technology boards. Are there any study guides or materials you recommend?
    The NMTCB develops items for the NCT exam utilizing the content outline, which is posted on line at www.nmtcb.org/specialty/examContentSpec.php, and commonly available nuclear medicine and cardiology texts. Officially, the Board does not make recommendations about specific study guides or materials but rather suggests the candidate review the content outline, identify areas of potential weakness and then study that information using available texts.
    You might also check the SNM website at www.snm.org. We understand that they recently published a study guide based on their successful review courses.
    From time to time, both the SNM and ASNC (www.asnc.org) sponsor review courses as well.

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  3. What are the eligibility requirements to sit for the NCT exam?
    The eligibility requirements for the NCT Specialty Exam are:
    1. Active NMTCB, ARRT(N), or CAMRT nuclear medicine certification
    2. Clinical Experience as a certified/registered nuclear medicine technologist in Nuclear Medicine Technology for a minimum of two years full-time (4,000 hours)

    You may read more about the exam at www.nmtcb.org/specialty/cardiology.php and you may download a copy of the application at www.nmtcb.org/documents/CardioApp.pdf.

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  4. I want to study for the PET Exam, any suggestions ?
    The NMTCB develops items for the PET exam utilizing the content outline, which is posted on line at www.nmtcb.org/specialty/PETContentOutline.php, and commonly available nuclear medicine and PET texts.
    Officially, the Board does not make recommendations about specific study guides or materials but rather suggests the candidate review the content outline, identify areas of potential weakness and then study that information using available texts.
    You might also check the SNM website at www.snm.org. We understand that they recently published a study guide based on their successful review courses. From time to time, the SNM sponsors review courses as well.

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State Licensure
  1. Which states require licensure for nuclear medicine technologists?
    At least individual thirty states now require that technologists must be licensed in order to practice nuclear medicine technology. Most of these states accept NMTCB Certification in lieu of a state examination. The SNMMI maintains a listing of states that require licensure and includes contact information for those interested in learning more. For a list of states that require licensure and who to contact to obtain a state license, please see the SNMMI website at http://www.snmmi.org/IssuesAdvocacy/content.aspx?ItemNumber=5719&navItemNumber=725
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  2. I am applying for a Maryland State Nuclear Medicine License and they want NMTCB to send them verification of my certification. How do I start this process?
    The first step is to go the Maryland website www.mbp.state.md.us/pages/nuclear_med.html, and click on download forms - Allied forms (www.mbp.state.md.us/forms/mrtcert1.pdf).
    With the document open, read the instructions then scroll down to page 10, print it, fill out the top half and sign it.
    Mail, fax or email a scanned copy of the completed form to the NMTCB.
    We will then fill out the bottom portion, put our Board seal on it and mail to the Maryland Board of Physicians.

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Website
  1. I am trying to verify a certificant's verification online, but the results page keeps showing there is no certificant by that name. What do I need to do?
    First, please verify the spelling of the person's name. The search function will accept partial names so, if you are unsure of the spelling, you might try just a first initial and the part of the last name you are certain is spelled corectly. Alternatively, you may call the office at (404) 315-1739 and we can help verify certification status.
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  2. How do I log in to the website?
    To log in to our online renewal, please go to www.nmtcb.org/certificants/renewal.php and use your last name and certification number to log in.

    To log in to our certificant directory, please go to www.nmtcb.org/certificants/certificants.php and use your last name and certification number to log in.

    To log in to our marketplace, please go to www.nmtcb.org/certificants/marketplace.php and use your last name and certification number to log in.

    Once logged in to one section of our website, you will remain logged in until you close the session or choose to log out.

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  3. How may I have my street address and email omitted from the certificant directory?
    Initial choices about what is displayed in the certificant directory are made at the time of application to sit for the exam. However, you may opt to have your street address and email omitted from the directory by calling us at (404) 315-1739 or sending an email to board@nmtcb.org and asking us to make the change. Changes to the website generally take effect within 2 business days of the request.

    Please note: The information displayed when a certificant logs in to the certificant directory or the online renewal page reflect the information we currently have about the certificant. Not all of this information is displayed to other certificants when a search is performed in the certificant directory. If information is NOT withheld, the certificants street address, city/state and email address are displayed. If the information IS withheld, only the certificant's name and city/state are displayed.

    Only the certificant's name and city/state, as well as certifications held and certification status are displayed in the publicly accessible online verification section of the website.

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