Letters from Approved Certifying Boards
One issue that we have included in our training program is that a letter (or a copy of a letter) from an approved certifying board, indicating that an individual has met the requirements for certification, would be acceptable as proof that the individual has met the certification requirement. This would include certification from boards approved by FDA for the interpreting physician, radiologic technologist, and medical physicist. These letters should be considered as equivalent to a copy of the actual certificate.
Note: One of the types of letters from the ABR has the statement "A certificate will be sent to you when we have received verification from your Program Director that you have fulfilled all training requirements." This statement should not be grounds for rejecting the ABR letter as proof of ABR certification. Very few, if any, radiologists fail to complete their training requirements after passing the board examinations.
We are currently in the process of obtaining other types of letters from the approved certifying bodies under MQSA so that we can provide inspectors with additional information as to acceptable documentation.