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NMTCB Certification

Nuclear Medicine Technology Certification


What is the NMTCB?

The NMTCB (Nuclear Medicine Technology Certification Board) is a national organization that creates and administers exams for Nuclear Technologists. Having a NMTCB certification means that you are backed by the premier national authority on nuclear medicine and is recognized by state licensing agencies around the United States. When you pass the exam, you are then allowed to use the title, CNMT (Certified Nuclear Medicine Technologist).



What Credentials Does the NMTCB Award?

Currently, the NMTCB certification supports the following specializations:

  • CNMT - Certified Nuclear Medicine Technologist
  • Nuclear Cardiology
  • PET (Positron Emission Tomography



About the NMTCB Exam

The following table gives you an idea of the main categories that will be covered on the exam as well as the percentage of the NMTCB exam:

NMTCB Test Categories % of Test
Radiation Safety 15%
Nuclear Medicine Instrumentation 20%
Clinical Procedures 45%
Radiopharmacy 20%
Total 100%

States Requiring NMTCB Certification

The following states currently require NMTCB certification:

  • Arizona
  • Arkansas
  • California
  • Connecticut
  • Delaware
  • Florida
  • Hawaii
  • Illinois
  • Iowa
  • Louisiana
  • Maine
  • Maryland
  • Massachusetts
  • Mississippi
  • Nebraska
  • New Jersey
  • New York
  • Ohio
  • Oregon
  • Pennsylvania
  • Rhode Island
  • South Carolina
  • Texas
  • Utah
  • Vermont
  • Wyoming

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