Initial Certification for Medical Physics

Dates, Locations, Fees

Last verified on April 9, 2021
 

Initial Certification Exams

 

The ABR administers exams for each of its specialties and subspecialties. Exams are administered remotely; for more information, please click here.

The following table includes the 2022 exam schedule. Please note that a one-day oral exam administration has been added. While this additional date is intended for candidates who must miss the main exam administration, or those who conditioned or failed a prior attempt, anyone who is eligible to sit for an oral exam may choose the one-day exam.

The one-day oral exam administration will have limited registration availability. Candidates are strongly encouraged to take the main oral exam administration unless they have an unavoidable life event.

 

 

2021

Description Date Location Registration Opens
MP Part 1 Qualifying Exam August 2 Remote May 2021
MP Part 2 Qualifying Exam August 3 Remote May 2021
MP Part 3 Certifying Oral Exam
Registration is limited to candidates eligible for the 2021 exam.
August 14-17 Remote May 2021

 

 

2022

Description Date Location Registration Opens
MP Part 1 Qualifying Exam January 13 Remote October 2021
MP Part 3 Certifying Oral Exam April 2-5 Remote December 2021
MP Part 2 Qualifying Exam August 1 Remote May 2022
MP Part 3 Certifying Oral Exam October 211 Remote July 2022

1While this additional date is intended for candidates who must miss the main exam administration, or those who conditioned or failed a prior attempt, anyone who is eligible to sit for an oral exam may choose the one-day exam.

 

Exam Fees

Notification of fees due will be included with each exam invitation. Fees are subject to change. Please note, application and exam fees are nonrefundable.
Fee Type Due Amount
Application Fee Due upon submission of application. $640
Part 1 Exam Fee This fee is charged once your application has been approved. This fee is due 60 days before the Part 1 Exam. $250
Part 2 Exam Fee This fee is charged once you have passed the Part 1 Exam. This fee is due 60 days before the Part 2 Exam. $250
Part 3 (Oral) Exam Fee This fee is due once you have passed the Part 2 Exam. This fee is due 60 days before the Part 3 (Oral) Exam. $780
Re-exam Fee If you do not fully pass an exam, a one-time re-exam fee will be charged for each exam that is retaken. Parts 1 and 2 are considered one exam. $640

 

Additional Fees

Candidates who register for an exam and cancel 30 days or more prior to the exam date will have any exam fees paid applied to their next eligible exam. Candidates who register for an exam and cancel fewer than 30 days prior to the exam date or do not show for the exam appointment forfeit any exam fees paid.
Payment in full or partial payments of $100 or more may be made by Visa™, Mastercard™, American Express™, or check only (U.S. currency). Payment by cashier’s check or money order will not be accepted. If payment is declined for any reason, there will be a $100 processing fee.
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