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Admission Requirements

Academic Standards for Admission:


1.    Degree:  Applicants must have an Associates (or higher level) degree issued by a college, university or institution accredited by the Council for Higher Education Accreditation and listed with the U.S. Department of Education.

2.    Prerequisites: Coursework completed at an accredited college, university or institution, must contain a minimum of 3 semester credits (or 4 quarter credits) with a grade of “C” (3.0) or better to qualify.  Incomplete courses, credit/no-credit courses and coursework that can’t be verified will not be considered.  Prerequisites include: Chemistry (with laboratory), Math (Algebra or higher-level math preferred), Physics (or graduation from an accredited radiography program with physics content), Human anatomy and physiology taken as 2 separate courses, each with their own lab and Written communications (Any course requiring submission of written material in English).

3.    Transcripts. A copy of the applicant’s diploma/degree will be required before selection for verification.  Foreign transcripts must be translated with a certificate of foreign equivalency through an AICE or NACES-accredited evaluation service.


Additional admission criteria:

1.    Employment Eligibility Verification: Candidates must satisfy the eligibility requirements for Federal service.

2.    English Proficiency: Candidates must be proficient in written and spoken English.

3.    Security Check: Candidates must pass a Tier 1 National security background investigation for federal security, suitability, fitness, and credentialing purposes, including a favorable FBI fingerprint result, favorable review of the Declaration of Federal Employment (OF-306) and favorable review of the National Student Loan Data Base system (NSLDS) check.

4.    Preplacement Physical Required: Candidates must be physically able to perform the duties of a nuclear medicine technologist as determined by a pre-placement physical (See technical performance standards for more info).

5.    Vaccinations and Health Screening: Candidates must comply with all Federal, State and local health screening and testing requirements and be current on all required vaccinations, including MMR, seasonal flu and Covid-19 vaccinations.

6.    Loss-of-License Disclosure: Candidates who had a previous professional license/permit/certification denied, revoked, or suspended by a school, regulatory authority or certification board must disclose this information when applying.

7.    Health Insurance: Candidates must carry their own health insurance while enrolled.

8.    References: Candidates must provide contact information for at least 2 professional references in the U.S. who are available to communicate with program prior to the selection date.

9.    Selection preference shall be given to U.S. Citizens per Executive Order 11935. U.S. Veterans are strongly encouraged to apply.

10.  Recommended healthcare experience: The Nuclear Medicine Technologist Training Program strongly encourages applicants to have some healthcare experience, volunteer or otherwise.

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