Initial Certification for Medical Physics

Requirements and Application

Last verified on February 20, 2024
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Candidates who have passed all of the Part 1 computer-based exam and their chosen medical physics specialty Part 2 computer-based exam(s) are eligible to take the Part 3 (Oral) Exam.


The initial invitation for the Part 3 (Oral) Exam is sent approximately five months before the exam. At that point, the candidate must accept the invitation and pay the exam fee.
Approximately two months before the exam, appointment forms are sent to those who have accepted the invitation and paid the exam fee. Candidates who register for the Part 3 (Oral) Exam and cancel more than five business days after registration closes or do not show for the exam appointment will be charged a $400 cancellation/no show fee. Any exam fees paid will be applied to their next eligible exam. More information is available on the Dates, Locations, and Fees page.