Initial Certification for Medical Physics

Part 1 Application

Last verified on June 19, 2017

Exam Application Process

Applications for the Part 1 exam are accepted between September 1 and October 31 for the following year’s exam. Please check back here on September 1, 2017, for the 2018 exam application.
If approved, you will receive an invitation via email approximately two months prior to the exam. The invitation will include the date that registration at Pearson VUE will open and the due date for the exam payment (if applicable).

Exam Application Schedule

September 1: Application acceptance window opens.
October 31: Deadline to submit complete application packets to the ABR. Packets postmarked after this date will be returned, with the next opportunity for submission being September – October of the following year.
November 30: Notification of exam eligibility for first-time applicants for Part 1. Denied applicants are given one opportunity to appeal.
December 30: Deadline for receipt of appeal.
January 30: Final notification of exam eligibility following review of application requests (only one appeal is allowed per year).