Initial Certification for Medical Physics

Requirements and Application

Last verified on June 28, 2017
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To be eligible for Part 1 on a new application, you 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). New applicants should review the ABR Audit Standards Policy for Initial Certification in Medical Physics.
Note: CAMPEP has a service for review of individual courses. This is not the same thing as a CAMPEP-accredited certificate program and is not an acceptable credential for admission to the Part 1 Exam in medical physics.


Applications for the Part 1 exam are accepted between September 1 and October 31 for the following year’s exam. The 2018 exam application is available here.
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).

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