Initial Certification for Medical Physics

Requirements and Application

Last verified on September 1, 2020
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Requirements

Important Note – These requirements will change for the 2022 and later exams.
 

2020 and 2021 Requirements

To be eligible for Part 1 on a new application, candidates must be enrolled in and in good standing with, or have graduated from, a CAMPEP-accredited program (graduate program, doctorate in medical physics [DMP] program, certificate program, or medical physics residency).
The ABR will no longer audit candidates for the Part 1 and Part 2 (Qualifying) exams to ensure that they have completed the physics and medical physics academic training recommended by CAMPEP.  We will leave these matters to the program directors and CAMPEP.  We, of course, reserve the right to review a candidate’s qualifications at any time.
 

2022 and Later Part 1 Requirements

 
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.
 
 

Application

 
Applications for the 2021 Part 1 exam are accepted between September 1, 2020, and November 30, 2020.
 
Please use the appropriate application, based on your current status:
  • If you are enrolled in a CAMPEP-accredited graduate (MS, PhD, DMP or Certificate) program, the application is located here: https://form.jotform.com/73415986903163
    • You will need the following documents scanned to your computer for attachment to the online application:
    • If you have completed a CAMPEP-accredited graduate (MS, PhD, DMP or Certificate) program, the application is located here: https://form.jotform.com/82404780303147
      • You will need the following documents scanned to your computer for attachment to the online application:
        • A copy of your official transcript reflecting your degree conferral.
        • If you completed a certificate program, you will also need a copy of your certificate.
      • If you are enrolled in a CAMPEP-accredited residency program, the application is located here: https://form.jotform.com/82405202503139
        • You will need the following documents scanned to your computer for attachment to the online application:
          • CAMPEP-Accredited Program Enrollment Attestation
          • A copy of your official transcript reflecting your highest degree conferral
          • If you previously completed a CAMPEP-accredited certificate program, you will also need a copy of your certificate.
        • If you have completed a CAMPEP-accredited residency program the application is located here: https://form.jotform.com/82405710603144
          • You will need the following documents scanned to your computer for attachment to the online application:
            • A copy of your official transcript reflecting your highest degree conferral
            • A copy of your residency completion certificate, or a letter from your program director, on institution letterhead, confirming your residency dates and program completion.
            • If you previously completed a CAMPEP-accredited certificate program, you will also need a copy of your certificate.
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.
 
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.
 

Application for 2022 Exam

 
The exam will be given in January 2022. The details for the application of the 2022 exam will be published in 2021.