The JRCERT does not track reasons for program closure.
For those programs that currently have or are expected to have faculty in place who will meet the JRCERT academic requirements, the long-term viability of the program rests on the program director's ability to adapt to a changing role and greater expectations.
is the only special accreditation agency recognized by the DOE to accredit educational programs in radiography and radiation therapy.
Early on, the JRCERT pointed out that most hospital-based programs closed because of an unwillingness or inability to attain or maintain accreditation.
JRCERT figures (2) showed less than 200 programs in 1975.
The JRCERT Task Force on Innovative Programs reviewed various learning delivery options in the context of relevant accreditation standards.
As a result of the work of the task force, the JRCERT board of directors clarified its support of innovative educational program delivery by amending its accreditation policies.
As of November 1, 2004, the JRCERT accredited 594 radiography programs and 74 radiation therapy programs.
The JRCERT continues to be recognized as an independent specialized accreditor by the U.
In keeping with its mission to promote the quality, and safety of patient care, JRCERT
accreditation standards help assure that student clinical work is appropriately supervised.
JRCERT requires any curriculum it recognizes to be developed through a process that incorporates broad consensus.
JRCERT accreditation standards identify different requirements for different individuals.