Initial Certification for Medical Physics

Requirements and Application

Last verified on February 1, 2024
The ABR will no longer audit candidates for the Part 1 and Part 2 (Qualifying) exams to ensure that they have completed the physics and medical physics academic training recommended by CAMPEP.  We will leave these matters to the program directors and CAMPEP.  We, of course, reserve the right to review a candidate’s qualifications at any time.  


Note: Previously, the ABR accepted 36 months of clinical experience as a pathway to medical physics certification. That pathway closed with applications submitted for the 2023 Part 2 exam.
  • Must have passed the Medical Physics Part 1 exam (both general and clinical).
  • Must have completed a CAMPEP-accredited residency by August 31 of the year in which the Part 2 exam is to be taken. 
    • Candidates who completed a CAMPEP-accredited residency prior to the year in which they are applying for the Part 2 exam must also provide documentation of current employment as a medical physicist.


Applications for the Part 2 exam are accepted between December 1 and January 31. Please check back here on December 1, 2024, for the 2025 exam application.  

Exam Application Schedule

  • After your application is received, the ABR office staff will review it to verify all needed information is complete. If anything is lacking, you will be contacted via email.
  • If you are declined for any reason, you will be sent a letter explaining the reason for the decline. You will be given 30 days from the date of the letter to file an appeal and submit supplemental documentation. If the ABR office does not receive an appeal within 30 days, your application will be canceled, and you will be required to wait until the following year to reapply.
  • If your application is approved, you will be notified via email, including exam registration and exam fee information.
  •  If you have not heard from the ABR within 90 days of your application submission, please send an email to, and we will check your status.