Initial Certification for Medical Physics

Requirements and Application

Last verified on March 14, 2022
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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 graduate curriculum, 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.
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.  


Applications for the 2023 Part 1 Exam are accepted between August 1 and September 30, 2022. Please check back here during that time period for the application form.
After an application is submitted:
Within 30 days, you will receive instructions via email on how to submit the application fee.
If your application is approved:
  • You will receive instructions on how to pay the exam fee.
  • You will receive an exam invitation via email approximately two months before the exam. The invitation will include registration information as well as additional instructions.
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.