Initial Certification for Medical Physics

Exam Dates and Locations

Last verified on August 13, 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.


At the request of the Society of Directors of Academic Medical Physics Programs (SDAMPP), the ABR will return the Medical Physics Part 1 Qualifying Exam to August starting next year. In 2023, the ABR will offer Part 1 in January and August. Beginning in 2024, the exam will be offered only in August.

Description Date Location Application Period Registration Opens
MP Part 1 Qualifying Exam January 12 Remote August 1 - September 30 October November 20221
MP Part 3 Certifying Oral Exam Week of April 16 Remote N/A December 2022
MP Part 1 Qualifying Exam August 2 Remote February 1 - March 30 May 2023
MP Part 2 Qualifying Exam August 3 Remote December 1 - January 31 May 2023
MP Part 3 Certifying Oral Exam Week of September 182 Remote N/A June 2023

1Registration for this exam has been delayed to allow time for enhancements to the candidate experience to be incorporated. The date of the exam has not changed.

2Seating for this event is limited.