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Certificate in Positron Emission Tomography (PET)

The Program

The undergraduate certificate in Positron Emission Tomography (PET) is to supplement the preparation of nuclear medicine imaging technologists seeking to become proficient in an additional imaging modality and meet the requirements for eligibility to sit for the PET certification examination.

Certification

The 16 credit hour program enables practicing technologists to demonstrate proficiency in PET that qualifies the graduate to apply for the Positron Emission Tomography certification examination given by the Nuclear Medicine Technologists Certification Board (NMTCB).  Successful completion of the program does not itself ensure certification or registration.  Each student is responsible for familiarizing himself/herself with the applicable certification and registration requirements.

Application Procedures

This program has a rolling admissions cycle.  Application materials will continue to be accepted until the class has been filled. Applicants must complete the following application requirements:

  1. Application for Admission: The application is required and is available here.
  2. Application Fee: A non-refundable application fee of $40.00 is required and must accompany the application.
  3. Verification of Certification in Nuclear Medicine: Applicants must provide a copy of their valid and current certification in one of the following certifications: NMTCB, ARRT(N), CAMRT(RTNM), CAMRT(RT), CAMRT(RTT), ARRT(R), or ARRT(T) . Have certifications sent to the CHP Welcome Center.  Students must maintain valid certification while enrolled in the CT program.
  4. State Licensure (if applicable): Students are responsible for maintaining any and all state licensure required to perform Positron Emission Tomography in their state while enrolled in the program.

Applicants should contact the Division of Nuclear Medicine Imaging (501-686-6848) for specific information regarding the application process.

Curriculum

A minimum of 16 Semester Credits (SC) are required to earn the PET Certificate. The didactic portion of the curriculum is online. The clinical portion consists of 700 hours of clinical internship. The following courses are required:

Course #TitleCredits
NMIS 4343Instrumentation and Radiation Safety of Positron Emission Tomography3
NMIS 4323Clinical Procedures and Radiopharmacy of Positron Emission Tomography3
NMIS 4518Clinical Internship I – Positron Emission Tomography5
NMIS 4525Clinical Internship II – Positron Emission Tomography5
TOTAL16