Initial Certification for Medical Physics

Requirements and Application

Last verified on September 4, 2018
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Requirements

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.
 

Application

Applications for the 2019 Part 1 exam are accepted between September 4, 2018 and November 30, 2018.
  • If you are enrolled in a CAMPEP-accredited graduate (MS, PhD, DMP or Certificate) program, the application is located here.
    • 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.
    • 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.
    • 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.
    • 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 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 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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