Initial Certification for Medical Physics

Requirements and Application

Last verified on December 3, 2018
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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. Completion of the certificate courses without being enrolled in a certificate program is also not an acceptable credential.


Applications for the 2020 Part 1 exam are accepted between September 2, 2019 and December 1, 2019.

After your application is submitted:

Within 30 days, you will be notified via email in the event that we should have any questions, and of the status of your application.
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. The invitation will include the opening date of Pearson VUE registration, as well as additional instructions.
If your application is denied:
  • You are given one opportunity to appeal.
  • You will be given 30 days from notification of denial to file an appeal.

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