Certified Densitometry Technologist CDT® is a professional designation previously awarded to individuals, practicing internationally, who meet specified knowledge requirements measured through a standardized testing process in bone densitometry for performing central DXAs. Internationally this is a renewable five-year (5) certification to those who have already earned the designation. The CDT is no longer recognized in the US.
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Certified Clinical Densitometrist (CCD®) is a professional designation awarded to physicians, nurse practitioners, physician assistants, fellows and PhDs who meet specified knowledge requirements measured through a standardized testing process for the interpretation of bone densitometry. The CCD™ credential signifies that an individual has passed an examination designed to meet stringent standards of the National Commission for Certifying Agencies (NCCA), an accrediting body for certification.
Certified Bone Densitometry Technologist (CBDT™) is a professional certification in the field of bone densitometry for technologists who perform densitometry scans. The CBDT™ credential signifies that an individual has passed an examination designed to meet stringent standards of the National Commission for Certifying Agencies (NCCA), an accrediting body for certification.
To maintain your certification, you must meet the certification requirements every five years. Recertification ensures the public and the medical community that certificants meet the ISCD competency criteria by keeping their skills and knowledge up to date. Continuing education provides the evidence that enables demonstration of ongoing professional development. Recertification is obtained by fulfilling one of the two options below.
Maintenance of Certification (MOC) is an opportunity developed by the ISCD to streamline the requirements of recertification, to track continuing education credits earned towards renewal, and to provide educational programs to meet the continuing education requirements of recertification. MOC is included as a benefit for Professional and Full Members or is available to non-members who choose the MOC only annual dues. The MOC Program is not a membership. You will pay annual dues of $100 for CBDT or $125 for CCD to be enrolled in the MOC Program unless you have a Professional or Full membership.
The MOC Program will:
*If your ISCD Full or Professional Membership or your MOC Only Dues lapse at any point during your Certification period, you may submit the one-time only MOC Appeal. It is the responsibility of the certificant to maintain and submit records documenting CE activity. The CE requirement must come from a minimum of two sources. A single program or course cannot meet your credit requirements.
|Conference, Seminar, Workshop – earned and recorded as AMA PRA Category 1 Credit(s) ™ (CME), ASRT Category A Credit(s), or equivalent from other accrediting bodies or countries outside of the US, in the field of Musculoskeletal Health.
|General professional development: i.e. (Manufacture Training) – earned and recorded as AMA PRA Category 1 Credit(s) ™ (CME), ASRT Category A Credit(s), or equivalent from other accrediting bodies or countries outside of the US, in the field of Musculoskeletal Health.
|Listed author on a published book or publications in a peer‐reviewed journal related to Musculoskeletal Health.
In addition to the 7 credits that ISCD provides each year, you may find courses in the Other Credit Options section of the ISCD website. These resources have been submitted by our colleagues in the field as additional credit options to complement our ISCD learning opportunities.
You may sit for the CBDT or CCD examination before your current certification cycle period ends. If you pass the examination, you will be recertified for the next five-year period without a lapse in certification cycles.