Last verified on July 28, 2017NRC Recognized Status for Radiation Safety Officer and Authorized Medical Physicist In June 2006, the United State Nuclear Regulatory Commission (NRC) granted recognized status for specific certifications in medical physics. These include:
- Diagnostic medical physics (DMP) and nuclear medical physics (NMP) under 10 CFR § – training for radiation safety officer (RSO), and
- Therapeutic medical physics (TMP) under 10 CFR § 35.51 – training for an authorized medical physicist (AMP).
- International candidates holding only non-United States (U.S.) degrees must provide documentation that their foreign degrees are equivalent to those granted from an approved institution in the U.S. and that the granting institution is equivalent to a regionally accredited institution included on the U.S. ABR-approved Credentials Evaluation Organizations list.
- To qualify for NRC-recognized status as eligible to be an RSO or AMP, at least two years of that clinical experience must have been under the supervision of an ABR medical physics diplomate.