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PET Didactic Resources
PET Specialty Examination applicants who do not hold a nuclear medicine technology credential, but do hold an active CAMRT(RT), CAMRT(RTT), ARRT(R) or ARRT(T) and CT or MRI certification from a nationally recognized certification board must document the satisfactory completion of a minimum of 70 contact hours of coursework in the following areas: 20 hours in PET Procedures, 20 Hours in Nuclear Medicine Instrumentation, 10 hours in Radiation Protection, 20 Hours in Radiopharmacy and completing a coursework form to log the courses.
Only coursework from an accredited college or university, accredited nuclear medicine program or approved continuing education credits by any of the organizations listed in our CE policy. Didactic coursework requirements must be completed within the 5-year period immediately prior to the application to sit for the PET specialty examination.
The following organizations may have resources to meet portions of the didactic eligibility requirements:
- Society of Nuclear Medicine & Molecular Imaging (SNMMI)
- American Society of Radiologic Technologists (ASRT)
- PET CT Training Institute
Applicants interested in taking the following course combinations with the PET CT Training Institute will need to obtain some additional specific hours:
- Option 1: Alternative Eligibility Course(CECO1218) + PET Specialty Review Course (CECO12240) – a candidate will still need 10 CEs in PET Procedures to meet NMTCB requirements.
- Option 2: PET Specialty Review Course(CECO12240) + PET Registry Review Course (CECO4271) – a candidate will still need 2 CEs in Nuclear Medicine Instrumentation and 8 CEs in Radiopharmacy.
- Option 3: Alternative Eligibility Course(CECO1218) + PET Registry Review Course (CECO4271) – a candidate will still need 8 CEs in PET Procedures, 0.5 CE in Radiopharmacy.