Radiology Certificate Programs
If you're interested in the field of radiology, you'll need to look into radiology certification. In most cases, you must have already earned an associate degree or postsecondary certificate from an accredited radiology program. Then you must pass an exam to become certified. There are generally two types of radiology certificates:
- Primary pathway certificate -- This is the base certification for anyone who wants to work in radiology. This sometimes also called a diploma, and is available for those who want to quickly get started in the field of radiology with short and intensive programs.
- Post-Primary path certificate -- This type of certification could cover any number of specializations within the radiology field. Typically you must already have a primary pathway certification before pursuing a specialized certificate.
The specialized certificates are popular for those who are already working in radiology, but want to expand their skills and knowledge. After you've been in the career for a while, you may choose one of the following specializations:
Certificate programs generally range from 6 months to 18 months and many can be accomplished without disrupting your work schedule and pay. Request information from schools offering certification in radiology. Check out the other radiology technician schools page for all available programs online and in your state.
Learn about more options or view all programs available by state.
- The American Registry of Radiologic Technologists, https://www.arrt.org/