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..

For detailed answers about your CRN Certification please contact the RNCB - CLICK HERE

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.

Did you know ARIN offers an annual CRN scholarship? The CRN Exam Scholarship Award is awarded to nurses seeking to certify or re-certify as a Certified Radiologic and Imaging Nurse. The recipient will receive a complimentary registration for the CRN Exam and one-year membership to ARIN.  Click here to apply for the CRN Scholarship Award Application.  

Radiologic Nursing Certification Board (RNCB) News

CRN Examination Now Offered Four Times Each Year

The RNCB is pleased to announce that beginning in 2020, the Certified Radiology Nursing (CRN) Examination will be conducted four times each year, during the months of January, April, July and October. 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 their application has been processed.
For a listing of testing site cities visit CRN Testing Sites and follow the sequence below:

Select Organization: Certification/Professional Associations
Select Sponsor: Center for Nursing Education and Testing (C-NET)
Select examination: Certified Radiologic Nurse (CRN) Examination
Then hit continue.

For testing site COVID-19 updates, click here.

The 2023 deadlines are:

January  Deadline: 12/1  Late Fee Deadline: 12/15
April  Deadline: 3/1  Late Fee Deadline: 3/15
July  Deadline: 6/1  Late Fee Deadline: 6/15
October  Deadline: 9/1  Late Fee Deadline: 9/15


Apply online at the CRN Exam Application site and download the CRN Guidelines/Handbook.

APPLICATIONS for both the CRN exam and for recertification are found on the RNCB website: www.certifiedradiologynurse.org. Please note that paper applications are no longer accepted. All currently certified radiology nurses have a profile on the site, which 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. 


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.

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