The ISCD Certification encompasses Clinicians and Technologists in Bone Densitometry through one of three certification programs; Certified Clinical Densitometrist (CCD), Certified Bone Densitometry Technologist (CBDT), and Certified Densitometry Technologist (CDT).

Certification is the formal recognition of the specialized knowledge, skills, and experience demonstrated by existing best practices and standards in the field of credentialing. Successful programs build on a foundation of core competencies identified and updated periodically by practitioners in the field. Volunteers at all experience levels and topic specialties legitimize the program through their participation at each stage of the process. ISCD Certification is for an individual and is separate from ISCD membership.

CBDTCertified Bone Densitometry Technologist (CBDT™®) is an accredited professional certification by the National Commission for Certifying Agencies (NCCA), in the field of bone densitometry for technologists who perform bone densitometry scans.
CCDCertified Clinical Densitometrist (CCD™®) is a professional designation awarded to clinicians who meet specified knowledge requirements measured through a standardized testing process for the interpretation of bone densitometry.
CDTCertified Densitometry Technologist (CDT™®) is a professional designation awarded to individuals who meet specified knowledge requirements measured through a standardized testing process in bone densitometry for performing central DXAs outside the United States.

ISCD Certification Exam Windows

Exam Window Application Deadline
January 1 – 31 November 30
March 1 – 31 January 31
May 1 – 31 March 31
July 1 – 31 May 31
September 1 – 30 July 31
November 1 – 30 September 30

Last modified: October 24, 2014