Certified Radiology Nurse (CRN®) Certification and Recertification is administered by the Radiologic Nursing Certification Board (RNCB) separate from ARIN. The CRN® certification program is accredited by the Accreditation Board for Specialty Nursing Certification, Inc. Members of the Association for Radiologic & Imaging Nursing (ARIN) receive a substantial discount fees for the CRN Exam. Click here for more information on Certification.
Have questions about becoming a CRN? The RNCB website, www.certifiedradiologynurse.org can provide all information on requirements, costs, and preparation of the application. The site’s “Comments” section also will provide an opportunity to ask specific questions, and you can call the RNCB at 888-878-7622..
ARIN offers the IMAGING NURSE REVIEW COURSE which is a 2-day course designed to provide an overview of the skills required for the nurse working in the imaging, interventional, and therapeutic environments. This course can also be used to prepare for the radiologic nursing certification exam. It is not designed as a single study tool to prepare for this exam; however, it is a useful resource when used in conjunction with other study materials.
Click here for details on the ARIN Imaging Nurse Review Course.
New: CRN-Retired Credential Program
The Radiologic Nursing Certification Board (RNCB) recognizes retired Certified Radiology Nurses (CRN) for their commitment to excellence throughout their professional radiology nursing career. The CRN-Retired credential is a personal and professional recognition of the nurses past excellence and commitment to nursing excellence and exemplary care of the patient.
The CRN-Retired credential grants limited use of certification credentials to include the addition of – Retired. The retired credential may only be used on business cards, a curriculum vitae or resume. The credential may not be used on patient charts or records, professional name badges, or after a signature.
The CRN Exam is now a Computer-Based
The RNCB is pleased to announce that the Certified Radiology Exam (CRN) will be conducted as a computer-based exam beginning with the October 2018 exam.
The deadline to submit an application to sit for the September 2019 exam:
Application Due August 1, 2019, Application with late fee due by August 15, 2019
The exam will be administered at designated testing centers throughout the United States, international sites will be available as well. Applicants will select the date and testing center for their exam once the application has been processed. For a listing of testing site cities see: CRN Testing Sites
The CRN exam will be administered in the months of April and September. Additional months are being considered – watch the RNCB website for information. Apply online at the CRN Exam Application site and download the CRN Guidelines/Handbook
ONLINE APPLICTION PROCESS for both the CRN exam and for recertification.are found on the RNCB website: www.certifiedradiologynurse.org. All currently certified radiology nurses have a profile on the site. It can be accessed either by using your email address as username and creating a password; or by using your already established username and password.
Questions about the CRN Exam or your recertification date? Your recertification date is located on your certificate, on your wallet card, and on you RNCB website personal profile. If you are unable to locate it on one of these, you can send a request through the “Contact” section of the website, or call the RNCB National Office at 888-878-7622.