Admission Requirements

If you’re currently enjoying working as an imaging technologist, the Advanced Imaging Certificate in Magnetic Resonance Imaging (MRI) with AHU Online can help you move up to the next rung on the career ladder. The one-year online program combines online coursework with hands-on clinical training. At the end of the program, you’ll be ready to take the MRI certification exam administered by the American Registry of Radiologic Technologists (ARRT).

Applying to the MRI Certificate Program

Admissions to the Advanced Imaging Certificate in MRI is competitive. Potential students must meet a certain number of requirements. The number of students admitted to a cohort depends on clinical availability. An Admissions Coordinator at AHU Online can work with you to help make sure you have a competitive application.

The minimum requirements for admission are:

  • At least a 2.5 GPA in previous college-level courses.
  • Current registration in Radiography or Nuclear Medicine Technology by ARRT, the Nuclear Medicine Technology Certification Board (NMTCB), or American Registry for Diagnostic Medical Sonography (ARDMS).
  • Students need to have completed an accredited program.
  • You’ll need to maintain your license in good standing while enrolled in the certificate program. If there are any changes in your license, you need to let AHU know. The program reserves the right to ask you for updated evidence of your license status at any point during the program.

Advanced Imaging Certificate Program and Completion

The coursework in the Advanced Imaging Certificate Program in MRI was designed based on the ARRT’s exam content specifications. The knowledge gained from the program will thoroughly prepare you to take the ARRT post-primary MRI certification exam.

The program can be completed in one year and consists of both online coursework and a clinical internship. A clinical coordinator works with students to assign and place them at clinical sites, taking their current location into account. In some cases, students may be able to complete their clinical internship at their current place of employment. In those instances, the clinical coordinator will work with the employer to facilitate the internship.

Students who’ve successfully completed the coursework and internship receive their certificate and are encouraged to participate in the AHU Graduation ceremonies.

After program completion, you may apply to ARRT to take the MRI certification exam. The ARRT requires at least 16 hours of structured coursework (satisfied by program completion), completed within the 24 months before a student applies for the exam.

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Financial Information

To learn more about tuition costs and fees, visit our Tuition page. A variety of financial aid options, including local, national, and AHU scholarships, are available.

We encourage you to reach out to your current employer to learn if they offer tuition assistance.  AdventHealth employees may be eligible for benefits. Learn more about AdventHealth Tuition Assistance.

AHU is committed to helping our students succeed from the very start. To learn more about how to apply for the Advanced Imaging Certificate program, request more info today.

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