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).

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The NCCA’s Standards for the Accreditation of Certification Programs were the first standards developed by the credentialing industry for professional certification programs. The NCCA Standards were developed to help ensure the health, welfare, and safety of the public. They highlight the essential elements of a high-quality program. The NCCA standards are consistent with The Standards for Educational and Psychological Testing (AERA, APA, & NCME, 1999) and are applicable to all professions and industries.

 

 

 

What is Certification?

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 accredited by the National Commission for Certifying Agencies (NCCA) 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 for individuals who have met 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
2017 January  – December No Deadline
2018 January  – December No Deadline

 

Maintenance of Certification

Maintenance of Certification (MOC) is an opportunity developed by the ISCD to streamline the requirements of recertification; track continuing education credits earned towards renewal and provide educational programs to meet the continuing education requirements. MOC is now a benefit for ISCD Members and requires no additional fees, but also is available to non-members who choose to enroll annually, in the MOC program. Staying current with the MOC program will eliminate the recertification fee when your certification expires.  Learn more on our MOC page.

For more information on Maintenance of Certification please visit the FAQ’s: FAQ Page

 

Last modified: January 20, 2017