Education

Radiopharmacy Certification

Update: The tool for Radiopharmacy Recertification is now located on the ESMIT eLearning platform.

The Radiopharmaceutical Sciences Committee of the European Association of Nuclear Medicine (EANM) has established a European post-graduate specialisation certificate in Radiopharmacy.

This certificate is available to anyone who completes a defined programme of education and has two years of practical experience in the field. The programme is coordinated by the ESMIT Representative of the Radiopharmaceutical Sciences Committee.

The certificate is valid for 5 years.

Postgraduate Certificate Course in Radiopharmaceutical Chemistry/Radiopharmacy (CAS)  

The postgraduate certificate course in Radiopharmaceutical Chemistry/Radiopharmacy is a complete training programme, especially for chemists and pharmacists involved in the small-batch manufacture or quality control of radioactive drugs as well as in the research and development of such products.


The course is coordinated by the Swiss Federal Institute of Technology, Zurich/Switzerland (ETHZ).

The course language is English.


MODULES

The postgraduate programme consists of three 2-​week-modules taking place in Slovenia, Switzerland and Germany:

* Modules II and III can alternatively be booked at the Institut National des Sciences et Techniques Nucléaire, Saclay/France


COSTS

Each module costs Euro 2.500.- (Euro 7.500.- for the entire programme).

The module fee covers the lectures and practicals, course documents (paper and electronic version), laboratory materials, transport to external course locations (e.g. plant visits), as well as refreshments, lunch and a “welcome dinner”. For the whole CAS programme, an additional tuition fee is charged by ETH.


CONTACT

For further information, please visit www.radiochem.pharma.ethz.ch

 

REQUIREMENTS 

A certificate may be awarded to participants who – in the view of the EANM Radiopharmacy Board – are suitably qualified in that they have

  1. Acquired a university postgraduate diploma (CAS) through attendance at appropriate courses teaching the theoretical components of the radiopharmacy syllabus (listed in Appendix I)
  2. Completed a two-year period of experience in a radiopharmacy department, during which they have completed the practical components of the syllabus (listed in Appendix II).
  3. Completed a nationally recognised course on radiation safety.

 

If there is uncertainty if the 2-year job experience is adequate, the candidate should contact the committee chairwoman. A board member will be assigned, who will find a solution together with the candidate.


RELATED DOCUMENTS

download Appendix I – Theoretical Components of the Radiopharmacy Syllabus

download Appendix II – Practical Components of the Radiopharmacy Syllabus

 

APPLICATION PROCESS

  1. Log in to your myEANM account.
  2. Click on the “eLearning platform” in the navigation bar on the left side.
  3. Once logged in on the platform, click on “Register Now!” in the green navigation bar. You will be directed to the online store.
  4. Here, choose the Radiopharmacy Certification under Open Educational Resources and proceed to checkout.
  5. Open the (Re)certification tool under “My courses – RPH Re-Certification” on the main page and click on “Radiopharmacy Re-Certification”.
  6. Follow the course content and upload the required documents.
  7. Request review.
  8. Applicants will automatically receive an email informing them about the outcome of the review process.
  9. The certificate will be available for download in the (Re)certification tool under “assignments”.

REQUIRED DOCUMENTS

Persons who meet the requirements and who wish to apply for the certificate are asked to upload the following documents to the (Re)certification tool:

  • A short CV.
  • Copy of the Masters or PhD Diploma (Chemistry or Pharmacy).
  • The certificates of successful attendance at the relevant courses: Modules I, II, III and the relevant national radiation safety course.
  • A checklist indicating when and where they have gained practical experience is listed in Appendix II.
  • A signed letter from their supervisor(s) in the department(s) in which they have gained this experience confirms this to be the case. Preferably the supervisor should be holding the EANM certificate.

 


(RE)CERTIFICATION TOOL 

To get access to the (Re)certification tool on the ESMIT eLearning platform, please send your request to esmit@eanm.org.

Once the access has been activated, you can start the document upload.


RELATED DOCUMENTS

download Appendix II – Practical Components of the Radiopharmacy Syllabus

download Checklist Practical Components of the Radiopharmacy Syllabus

RECERTIFICATION

In order to keep the certificate valid, the certificate holder needs to have continuous training and education. The holder needs to collect 20 credits during a five-year period starting on January 1 in the year immediately following the initial certification.

Credits can be earned by relevant GMP and Radiopharmacy training and courses, e.g. ESMIT L3 courses (4 credits/day), international meetings and congresses, e.g. ISRS, SNM, EANM, ESRR (2 credits/day) and national meetings and congresses (1point/day). E.g. a two-and-a-half-day national meeting will yield 2.5 credits; the EANM congress will yield 7 credits.

  • The recertification obligation started on January 1st 2019; For all persons holding a certificate on December 31, 2018.
  • Credits can be collected for this, already starting from January 1, 2018.
  • The proofs/certificates of attendance will be uploaded to the (Re)certification tool on the ESMIT eLearning platform, and the submitter will be given the approved number of credits.
  • No carry-over of extra/supernumerary credits from one period to another is allowed.
  • A new certificate with a new expiration date will be issued once all the credits have been collected.
  • The certificate will not be eliminated if a period is missed but will be put into a dormant state until enough credits have been obtained during the five-year period.

CONTACT

For further information please contact:

icon_mail Dana Niculae (Radiopharmacy Education Board)

icon_mail Benjamin Guillet (Radiopharmacy Education Board)

icon_mail ESMIT Office

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