Accreditation & State Authorization

Accreditation

Washburn University’s Radiation Therapy Program is accredited by the Joint Review Committee on Education in Radiologic Technology (JRCERT).

Accreditation Status: Fully Accredited

Length of Accreditation Award: 8-year

Date of last site visit: 9/2018

 

Joint Review Committee on Education in Radiologic Technology (JRCERT)
20 N. Wacker Drive, Suite 2850
Chicago, IL 60606-3182
Phone: (312) 704-5300
Fax: (312) 704-5304

Program effectiveness data is available at the Quality Indicators tab as well as the Joint Review Committee website. Accessible information includes five-year credentialing examination pass rate, five year average job placement rate and annual program completion rate. Information pertaining to the program’s accreditation as well as program effectiveness data is available here.

Standards of an Accredited Education Program in Radiation Therapy

A copy of the JRCERT’S Standards of an Accredited Educational Program in Radiation Therapy may be found by clicking here.

Students have the right to submit allegations against a JRCERT accredited program if there is reason to believe that the program has acted contrary to JRCERT accreditation standards or that conditions at the program appear to jeopardize the quality of instruction or the general welfare of its students.

Contact of the JRCERT should not be a step in the formal institutional/program grievance procedure.  The individual must first attempt to resolve the complaint directly with institution/program officials by following the grievance procedures provided by the institution/program.  If the individual is unable to resolve the complaint with institution/program officials or believes that the concerns have not been properly addressed, he or she may submit allegations of non-compliance directly to the JRCERT.

Students can contact the JRCERT:

By Email: mail@jrcert.org

By Phone: (312) 704-5300

By Mail: JRCERT
20 N. Wacker Drive, Suite 2850
Chicago, IL 60606-3182

State Authorization Reciprocity Agreements (SARA)

Washburn University is a participant in the SARA initiative, which is a state-level reciprocity process aimed at making the effort to obtain state authorizations more efficient for institutions and to make it easier for students to enroll in distance education programs outside of the states in which they reside.  Institutions that are members of SARA are authorized to provide education to students from all SARA member states.  States and institutions that choose to become members of SARA operate under a set of policies and standards that are overseen by the National Council for State Authorization Reciprocity Agreements (NC-SARA) and administered by four regional higher education compacts.  For a map showing SARA membership by state, please click here.

  • The state of California does not participate in SARA, therefore the university is unable to offer online education to individuals living in these states.
    • However, graduates of the Washburn University Radiation Therapy program, while residing and completing clinical education in SARA participating states, are eligible for licensure in California.
  • The states of New York and New Jersey require all educational programs and clinical sites outside of the state to be approved by a governmental entity. Due to these extensive governmental requirements, the Radiation Therapy program at Washburn University will not enroll any individual who intends to live in New York or New Jersey and complete clinical education in either state.
    • However, graduates of the Washburn University Radiation Therapy program, while residing and completing clinical education outside of these states are eligible for licensure.

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