About the CRA

The Certified Radiology Administrator (CRA) credential is an exam-based certification tailored specifically to medical imaging administration, focusing on all aspects of imaging management in the range of practice settings.

The CRA is earned by passing a 185 question exam testing knowledge and excellence in:
  • Human Resource Management (HR)
  • Asset Resource Management (AM)
  • Financial Management (FM)
  • Operations Management (OM)
  • Communication and Information Management (CI)
Additionally, the credential must be renewed every three years and requires a minimum of 36 contact hours of continuing education studies in the five domains tested on the CRA examination, assuring continued high standards of knowledge and excellence.

CRA Benefits

  • Recognized and documented affirmation of skills and capabilities
  • Confirmation of strong and relevant imaging management experience
  • Validation of proven business acumen, particularly in the skills essential to imaging managers
  • Recognition of high standard of achievement

Why Become a CRA?

  • The CRA credential distinguishes individuals as proven, skilled, knowledgeable leaders in the field of imaging management
  • It can increase career opportunities, enhance professional recognition, and provide personal satisfaction.
  • The CRA is the only professional credential tailored specifically for imaging administrators

Why Hire a CRA?

  • Validated high-level management competencies
  • Advanced understanding of the principles of the imaging business
  • Demonstrated ability in applying knowledge and leadership to guide and develop imaging management teams
  • Certified, proven high standards of achievement and ethics
Click here to download a PDF information sheet about the CRA

The CRA program, including the examination, is managed by the Radiology Administration Certification Commission (RACC), a self-governing body created to maintain the credential’s integrity and relevance.

CRA Logo Usage

Candidates who successfully complete the Certified Radiology Administrator (CRA) examination may use the Certified Radiology Administrator (CRA) logo as a graphic symbol of the individual’s accomplishment. To obtain permission for usage of the CRA logo, review the Guidelines and completion of the Certified Radiology Administrator Program Agreement.