By Luis O. Marquez, FAHRA, CRA
August 2010–The Radiology Administration Certification Commission (RACC) has had a very successful year and has continued to broaden the Certified Radiology Administrator (CRA) credential. We will once again partake in the AHRA 2010 Annual Meeting & Exposition in Washington, DC from August 22-26.
I had written in a past Link article about the sea of CRA ribbons during the annual meeting and I look forward to seeing many of my colleagues new and old proudly wearing their CRA ribbons. The RACC is proud to announce that during our June 2010 CRA exam, we had 74 new CRAs. This represented a pass rate of 93.67% (79 exam takers).
During the past year, the RACC’s main priority was to revamp and create a current CRA exam relevant to today’s principles. The RACC also reduced the reference material utilized to create a current and relevant exam. We currently have 719 CRAs and an overall pass rate of 70.9% (since 2002).
The RACC also recognized the need for special pricing for individuals taking the exam between June 2010 to August 2010. (See our website at www.cra.org for more details.)
The success of the CRA continues to be evident in job descriptions recommending “CRA preferred.” We continue to have a steady growth rate within the CRA credential; this is a strong indication that we have traction within our industry.
We at the RACC look forward to seeing CRAs and future CRAs at the AHRA annual meeting in a few weeks!
If you have any additional questions or recommendations, please feel free to contact the commissioners of the RACC. Our information is readily available on our website at www.CRAinfo.org.
Luis O. Marquez, MBA, MPH, FAHRA, CRA is director of imaging services at The Methodist Hospitals in Merrillville, IN. Luis is a commissioner on the 2009-2010 RACC. He can be reached at email@example.com.