Cardiac MRI Credentialing Guidelines: SCMR & ACC

General Criteria Cumulative Duration of Training CMR related coursework Min. Total # of Mentored Examinations Performed Min. # of Mentored Examinations Interpreted CME and Maintenance of Competence
Level 1: Basic Training ACGME-accredited cardiology, radiology or nuclear medicine training program 1 month -*
Level 2: Credentialing in the Practice of CMR Completion of the program, AND Valid unrestricted medical license 3 months 50 hours 50 150 – 20 hrs CME / 2 yrs**- 50 cases/ yr
Level 3: Advanced Competency Level 2, AND participation in an ongoing quality assurance or improvement program for the facility 12 months 50 hours 100 300 – 40 hrs CME / 2yrs***-100 cases/ yr

* ACC recommends minimum 50 mentored examinations interpreted

** ACC recommends 30-hr/ 3-yrs

*** ACC recommends 60-hr/ 3-yrs