(ABMP) Medical Health - (ABMP) Medical Health
- Cost $825-$1711
- Renews every 5 years
The Medical Health credential is offered by the American Board of Medical Physics (ABMP). The ABMP certifies physicists and related scientists to practice clinical medical physics. ABMP currently has almost 600 certified physicists in active roles. It offers ongoing programs for the maintenance of certification (MOC) for its clinicians in Radiation Therapy Physics, Diagnostic Imaging Physics, Nuclear Medicine Physics, Magnetic Resonance Imaging Physics, and Medical Health Physics. It issues certificates to candidates who have demonstrated their knowledge and proficiency by completing comprehensive written and oral examinations.
ABMP offers three certificates in the field of radiological sciences:
It tests the candidates’ experience and practical knowledge in the areas of current radiation protection standards and practices. There are also clinical experience requirements based on the education level of the applicant.
Upon passing the prerequisite examination (Part I) in either General Medical Physics or Magnetic Resonance Science, and both the written (Part II) and oral (Part III) examinations in Magnetic Resonance Imaging Physics, the candidate may be identified as a Certified Medical Physicist, or more specifically, as a Diplomate of the American Board of Medical Physics with a Special Competence in Magnetic Resonance Imaging Physics.
There are three parts to the certification process. The costs for all three parts range from $825 to $1711, depending on whether the applicant receives a discounted rate for being a member of the International Society for Magnetic Resonance in Medicine (ISMRM).
Part 1 On-site Online Exam:
$348 or $361 through Paypal
ISMRM discount $174 or $181 though Paypal
Part II On-site Online Exam:
$608 or $630 through Paypal
ISMRM members pay $304 or $315 through Paypal)
Part III On-site Oral Exam:
$695 or $720 through Paypal
Conditional Re-take: $347 or $360 through Paypal
ISMRM membership costs:
$220 for Full Membership and both electronic journals
$420 for Full Membership and one print journal (JMRI or MRM)
$620 for Full Membership and both print journals
The initial ABMP certification will be for 5 years and must be renewed every 5 years thereafter in order to maintain certification. If your recertification application is not received with appropriate CEC’s and supporting documents, you will be removed from the list of duly certified diplomates.
Until January 31, 2023: $550 or $567 through Paypal
February 1, 2023 - April 1, 2023: Must pay a late fee. Total for renewal with late fee: $690 or $711 through Paypal
Reinstatement of Expired Credential (after April 1, 2023): $825 or $850 though Paypal
Recertification by the ABMP requires at least 125 continuing education credits (CECs) every five years.
CEC categories include:
Category 1: must be planned by an accredited CE provider (minimum of 65 CECs)
Category 2: self-assessment credits (maximum of 60 CECs)
Consultations with colleagues
Books or chapters read or published
Journal articles read or published
For a full list of accepted CECs, refer to the last page of the Recertification Application.
What other certifications does the American Board of Medical Physics (ABMP) offer besides the Medical Health certification?
What organization offers the Medical Health certification?
The American Board of Medical Physics (ABMP) offers the Medical Health certification.
Can I earn a ABMP Medical Health online?
No you can't earn a ABMP Medical Health online.
What are the CE requirements for recertifiying the ABMP Medical Health?
The ABMP Medical Health requires at least 125 continuing education credits (CECs) every five years.
How often do I need to renew the ABMP Medical Health?
The initial ABMP Medical Health certification will be for five years and must be renewed every five years to maintain certification.