Initial Certification for Medical Physics

Requirements and Application

Last verified on December 1, 2020
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To be eligible for Part 1 on a new application, candidates must meet one of the following:
  • be enrolled in and in good standing with a CAMPEP-accredited program (graduate or doctorate in medical physics (DMP). The program director must attest that the candidate has completed or will complete the core courses, as described by CAMPEP, prior to the date of the exam;
  • graduated from a CAMPEP-accredited program (graduate or doctorate in medical physics (DMP);
  • completed a CAMPEP-accredited certificate program and have completed a PhD program at the time of registration;
  • be enrolled in or have completed a CAMPEP-accredited residency;
  • be partaking in an ABR-approved Structured Mentorship program.
Additionally, if you are enrolled in or have completed a CAMPEP-accredited certificate or residency program, and ALL of your degrees are non-U.S. or Canadian, you must have a National Association of Credential Evaluation Services (NACES) evaluation of your degree(s) submitted directly to the ABR. Please refer to the ABR’s Approved Credentials Evaluation Organizations.  


Applications for the 2022 Part 1 Exam are accepted between July 1 and August 31, 2021. Please check back during these dates for the application.
After an application is submitted:
Within 30 days, you will be notified via email of the status of your application and if we have any questions.
If your application is approved:
  • Approval notification will include instructions on how to pay the Part 1 application fee.
  • You will receive an exam invitation via email approximately two months before the exam.
If your application is denied:
  • You will be given one opportunity to appeal.
  • You will be given 30 days from notification of denial to file an appeal.