Credit for Credentials | Mercy College

Credit for Credentials

Students who have earned credentials and maintain active status for the below certifications will be recognized as having achieved the learning outcomes for the corresponding coursework in the Medical Imaging program. Students will be granted the credit hour equivalent for their respective credentials. 
Credentialing Body Credential Credit Hours Course Equivalent
ABII Certified Imaging Informatics Professional (CIIP) 3 IMG 305
ABMRS Magnetic Resonance Safety Officer (MRSO) 3 IMG 445
ARRT Bone Densitometry (BD) 3 IMG 345
ARRT Breast Sonography (BS) 3 IMG 499 (3)
ARRT Cardiac Interventional (CI) 3 IMG 499 (3)
ARRT Cardiovascular Interventional (CV) 6 IMG 499 (6)
ARRT Computed Tomography (CT) 9 IMG 310; IMG 330; IMG 340
ARRT Magnetic Resonance Imaging (MR) 9 IMG 310; IMG 430; IMG 440
ARRT Mammography (M) 3 IMG 350
ARRT Quality Management (QM) 3 IMG 410
ARRT Vascular Interventional (VI) 3 IMG 499 (3)
MDCB Certified Medical Dosimetrist (CMD) 15 IMG 499 (15)
NMTCB Computed Tomography (CT) 9 IMG 310; IMG 330; IMG 340
NMTCB Nuclear Cardiology (NCT) 3 IMG 499 (3)
NMTCB Positron Emission Tomography (PET) 6 IMG 499 (6)
NMTCB Radiation Safety (RS) 3 IMG 499 (3)
RACC Certified Radiology Administrator (CRA) 12 HCA 312; HCA 410; HCA 412; IMG 470
ARRT/ARDMS/NMTCB Multiple Primary Certifications - See below for criteria 15 IMG 499 (15)


Multiple Primary Certifications 
  • *ARRT/NMTCB/ARDMS Certification in two (2) or more Primary Pathways will result in 15 credit hours for IMG 499 – Medical Imaging Independent Study.
  • Primary pathways are defined as:
    • Radiography, Nuclear Medicine Technology, Radiation Therapy, General Sonography (RDMS), Vascular Sonography (RVT), and Cardiac Sonography (RDCS). 
    • Magnetic Resonance Imaging is considered a primary pathway if credential is acquired through the completion of a JRCERT-accredited MR program – otherwise MR certification will be considered a post-primary modality, equivalent to 9 credit hours.
Students must meet institutional residency credit hour requirements regardless of total number of credits earned for professional certifications. 36 credit hours will need to be taken at Mercy College and 15 of those 36 hours must be courses with an IMG prefix.
  • ARRT – American Registry of Radiologic Technologists
  • NMTCB – Nuclear Medicine Technology Certification Board
  • ARDMS – American Registry for Diagnostic Medical Sonography
  • ABII – American Board of Imaging Informatics
  • MDCB – Medical Dosimetrist Certification Board
  • RACC – Radiology Administration Certification Commission
  • ABMRS – American Board of Magnetic Resonance Safety
  • JRCERT – Joint Review Committee on Education in Radiologic Technology
Bachelor of Science in Medical Imaging Prior Learning Credit Downloadable Information (PDF)
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Quentin Moore, MPH, R.T.(R)(T)(QM)

Assistant Professor, Program Director, Imaging Sciences & B.S. Medical Imaging
Office: M4606
Phone: 419-251-1814