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? Or maintaining your credential? Download the article published in volume 20:3 of Vision and receive answers to the top FAQ's from the RNCB.
Click here to view and download the RNCB's FAQ article.

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.

Congratulations to the Newly Certified and Recertified CRNs!

The Radiologic Nursing Certification Board, Inc. (RNCB®) would like to congratulate the following nurses who passed the Radiology Nurse Certification exam in October, November and December 2018.  These nurses have met the requirements to obtain the Certified Radiology Nurse (CRN) credential. Click here for details

Radiologic Nursing Certification Board (RNCB) News

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 EXAM!
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 October exam remains:

The deadline to submit an application to sit for the April 2019 exam:

             Application Due February 4, 2019,   Application with late fee due by February 18, 2019

The deadline to submit an application to sit for the September 2019 exam:

            Application Due July 8, 2019,   Application with late fee due by July 22, 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. 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. ARIN members with the CRN will receive a notice with your username and password for the updated RNCB website. If you are a CRN and have not received your username and password contact the RNCB National Office. 

Questions about the CRN Exam or your recertification date?  Contact the RNCB National Office at 888-878-7622

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