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Students learn how to place leads to read the electrical signals in the brain. One student places the leads while another checks that signals are coming through. 

Neurodiagnostic Technology Certificate

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With your certificate in neurodiagnostic technology, you'll have the knowledge and skills necessary to start working in an exciting field with lots of opportunity.

As an NDT student, you:

  • Can complete the program in 12 months
  • Learn to perform various procedures that monitor on-going electrical activity of the brain, spinal cord and peripheral nervous system of your patients
  • Take your theory courses online
  • Complete hands-on clinical training, on-site at a hospital near your home
  • Take the national EEG credentialing examination administered by the American Board of Registration of Electroencephalographic and Evoked Potential Technologists (ABRET) www.abret.org

Working as a neurodiagnostic technologist

A neurodiagnostic technologist performs procedures including electroencephalograms (EEG), evoked potentials (EP), polysomnograms (PSG or sleep studies), nerve conduction studies (NCS), and long term monitoring. All of these procedures can help in the diagnosis and treatment of neurological problems ranging from common headaches, head and spinal injuries as sometimes seen in athletes, seizures, sleep disorders, strokes and unexplained comas.

Neurodiagnostic technologists work in hospitals, clinics and doctors offices. More experienced technologists may work in the operating room. With the continued rapid advances in technology some technologists also find challenging positions in the world of research, as well as within the medical instrument industry.


Feel confident that you will find a new career in the NDT field

On average, 100% of our program completers from 2015-2017 were employed prior to or within 3 months of completing their certificate! For 2018, 78.1% of completers reported jobs; 11.9% did not respond. 

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NDT Stats
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approximate projected growth in neurodiagnostic technology jobs between 2019 - 2029

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average salary of an NDT tech nationwide. Salaries vary based on location and experience.


hours per week (minimum) you'll spend hands-on in clinical

Christine Scott '09, MGH

“I began working in the field less than a year into training”

"With a combination of high-quality theoretical classes and hands-on clinical experience, the Neurodiagnostic program at Labouré allowed me to learn and grow at such a level that I began working in the field less than a year into training and became the Chief Technologist at one of Boston's finest hospitals just 4 years after graduation.

I am very grateful for my experience at Labouré because it provided me the opportunity to break into an exciting field and become a valued member of a health care team."

NDT Program
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Jacquelyn Polito, MHA, REEGT, RPSGT, RST

Hear from the chairperson of the NDT program what the program is like and what a day in the life looks like for a neurodiagnostic technologist.

NDT Alumni and News
Chair Named ASET Fellow

This distinction is awarded to those who have made numerous contributions to both the society and the profession on a local and national level. 

Peter Muthinji
Blazing a Trail in Brain Research

Dr. Muthinji's research over his career contributed to present-day practices in home video telemetry and sleep studies. 

Program Accreditation, Outcomes, and Effectiveness Data

The Online Neurodiagnostic Certificate program is accredited by the Commission on Accreditation of Allied Health Education Programs in cooperation with the Committee on Accreditation for Education in Neurodiagnostic Technology (CoA-NDT).

As such, graduates are eligible to apply for examination by ABRET Neurodiagnostic Credentialing and Accreditation to earn the designation of R. EEG T.

Completers of the Neurodiagnostic Technology online certificate program will learn to accomplish the following:

  • Practice patient-centered care in accordance with the ethical and legal framework of the neurodiagnostic profession to ensure the highest standards of practice;
  • Collaborate as members of the healthcare team to ensure clinical effectiveness;
  • Engage in evidence-based practice that integrates the latest research and clinical expertise;
  • Use information technology to effectively communicate, support decision-making, and uphold management principles; and
  • Apply quality-improvement principles to ensure safe practice according to professional standards.

The Commission on Accreditation of Allied Health Programs (CAAHEP) has established a threshold of 60% credentialing exam pass rate to maintain accreditation.  

Graduates are not required to take the board examination to work in any state. Further, graduates do not have a deadline by which to take the boards after graduation.  

The NDT program has implemented a board review course which is available to any previous graduate to help prepare for the board examination.

  NDT Graduation Year
Year  2021 2020 2019
# Graduates  26 32 35
Attrition  16.7% 12.8% 29.2%
Retention  83.3% 87.2% 70.8%
REEGT Credentialing Exam - % of grads attempting 42.3% 56.3% 60%
REEGT Credentialing Exam - Pass Rate  100% 95.65% 81.48%
Positive Placement 100%  100% 82.9%



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