Published September 8, 2020
Per U.S. Federal Regulations, §668.43 (2019 Rule), and in compliance with the State Authorization Reciprocity Agreements (SARA) Manual version 19.2, the Jacobs School of Medicine and Biomedical Sciences at the University at Buffalo ("Jacobs School") provides the following disclosure related to the educational requirements for professional licensure and certification.
This Disclosure is strictly limited to the Jacobs School’s determination of whether its educational program, Bachelor of Science in Nuclear Medicine Technology, that if successfully completed, would be sufficient to meet the educational licensure or certification requirements in a State for practice of nuclear medicine technology1. The Jacobs School cannot provide verification of an individual’s ability to meet licensure or certification requirements unrelated to its educational programming. Such individual determinations are made by state licensing boards, and are fact-specific determinations.
This disclosure does not provide any guarantee that any particular state licensure or certification entity will approve or deny your application. Furthermore, this disclosure does not account for changes in state law or regulation that may affect your application for licensure and occur after this disclosure has been made. Enrolled students and prospective students are strongly encouraged to contact their State’s licensure entity using the links provided to review all licensure and certification requirements imposed by their state(s) of choice.
The Nuclear Medicine Technology program at the Jacobs School is accredited by the Joint Review Committee on Educational Programs in Nuclear Medicine Technology (JRCNMT). As a nationally accredited program, earning the Bachelor of Science in Nuclear Medicine Technology from the Jacobs School allows the student to earn certification in nuclear medicine technology via the Nuclear Medicine Technology Certification Board (NMTCB). As per the NMTCB website, the certification “is recognized by state licensure agencies throughout the United States”2. However, each state may or may not have additional requirements to certification to obtain licensure. The Society of Nuclear Medicine & Molecular Imaging has a concise list of what is currently required in each state.
New York State prides itself in the high quality of its licensed and certified professionals. For the protection of its citizens, each license and certificate has requirements that individuals must meet in order to be licensed or certified in New York State.
SUNY’s academic programs leading to licensure or certification are carefully designed to meet and exceed these State requirements. This is a role SUNY plays in protecting the public.
Other states frequently have their own requirements, so if your goal is to practice in another state, this disclosure will help you check to see what that state requires.