The Radiology Coding Certification Board (RCCB) has established the following credential restoration procedure to assist individuals whose RCC credential has been revoked.
This restoration procedure applies to individuals whose credentials were revoked because they failed to meet the requirements for continuing education as outlined in the RCCB Candidate Bulletin of Information.
An RCCB restoration candidate is any person whose RCC (Radiology Certified Coder) credential has expired within the previous four years (two consecutive CE cycles). If one’s credential has expired more than four years prior, they will not be considered a restoration candidate and will be required to apply and retake the RCCB examination in order to reinstate their credential.
- To restore the RCC credential, a restoration candidate must submit the following to the RCCB:
- RCC Credential Restoration Application;
- A required fee including a restoration fee of $150 plus the standard $200 recertification fee for the 2 year period prior to the certification expiration date, plus a post-expiration recertification fee of $100 for each year (maximum 4 years) after the certification expiration date. The post-expiration recertification fee should be rounded up. Example: If a candidate’s credential expired in August of 2010 and they are applying for restoration in November of 2013, the post-expiration period is 40 months (ie, 3 years plus 4 months) and the post-expiration recertification fee will be $400. The total fee for this example will be $750 or $150 plus $200 plus $400.
- The required number of RCCB-accepted continuing education units according to the credential elapsed period (see section B);
- Restoration requirements for Continuing Education Units (CEUs):
- An individual wishing to restore his or her RCC credential must submit 12 RCCB-accepted CEU’s for the two-year period prior to the certification expiration date, plus six post-expiration RCCB-accepted CEUs for each year (maximum 4 years) after the certification expiration date. The number of post-expiration RCCB-accepted recertification CEUs should be rounded up. Example: If a candidate’s credential expired in August of 2010 and they are applying for restoration in November of 2013, the post-expiration recertification period is 40 months (ie, 3 years plus 4 months) and the required number of CEUs for the post-expiration period will be twenty-four (24). The total number of CEUs required for this example will be thirty-six (36) (ie, 24 plus 12).
The official restoration period is defined as the elapsed time between the date the candidate’s RCC credential expired and the date when items listed in Section “A”, are received by the RCCB.
- CEUs obtained during the restoration period can be submitted by mail or via the RCCB website; however, all other items listed in section A must be submitted together via the same method.
- Upon RCCB’s receipt and approval of the RCC Credential Restoration Application, and the associated fees, the applicant will be officially notified by the RCCB that restoration requirements have been met. A new certificate of credential will be issued and upon official notification, the individual will enter the routine two-year maintenance of certification cycle beginning on the 1st day of the month following reinstatement.