Initial Certification for Medical Physics

Requirements and Application

Last verified on October 22, 2019
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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). New applicants should review the ABR Audit Standards Policy for Initial Certification in Medical Physics.
 

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 2020 Part 1 exam are accepted between September 3, 2019, and December 2, 2019.
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 residency program, and ALL of your degrees are non-U.S. or non-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, candidates will be notified via email in the event that we should have any questions, and of the status of their application.
If your application is approved:
  • Approval notification will include instructions on how to pay the Part 1 application fee.
  • Candidates 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 a candidate’s application is denied:
  • He or she is given one opportunity to appeal.
  • He or she will be given 30 days from notification of denial to file an appeal.

Application for 2021 Exam

The details for the application for the 2021 exam will be published in 2020. The process will be much like the 2020 application.

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.