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  • (ABMP) Medical Health - (ABMP) Medical Health

    • Cost $880-$1600
    • Renews every 5 years

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    About

    The American Board of Medical Physics (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.

    Certification

    ABMP offers three certificates in the field of radiological sciences:

    1. Magnetic resonance imaging physics

    2. Medical health physics

    3. MRI physics for radiation therapy

    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.

    Costs

    There are three parts to the certification process. The costs for all three parts range from $880 to $1600, depending on whether the applicant receives a discounted rate for being a member of the International Society for Magnetic Resonance in Medicine (ISMRM).

    ISMRM membership costs:

    • $320 for Full Membership and both electronic journals

    • $430 for Full Membership and one print journal (JMRI or MRM)

    • $640 for Full Membership and both print journals

    Renewal

    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.

    Recertification

    The initial ABMP certification will be for 5 years and must be renewed every 5 years in order to maintain certification. Recertification by the ABMP requires at least 125 continuing education credits (CECs) every five years. The cost for recertification is $525 and up.

    When you complete a Category 1 CE activity you should make sure your attendance has been logged with CAMPEP (preferable), or obtain a certificate of completion from the activity’s sponsor, if the meeting has not been registered with CAMPEP. 

    Effective January 1, 2014, recertification by the ABMP requires at least 125 continuing education credits (CEC’s) every five years. This requirement is consistent with requirements of other certifying bodies. The 125 CE credits may be met by a combination of Category 1 continuing education credits and Category 2 continuing education credits, although the application for recertification must contain at least 65 Category 1 credits, and can contain a maximum of 60 Category 2 credits.

    Frequently asked questions

    What other certifications does the ABMP offer besides the Medical Health certification?

    The American Board of Medical Physics (ABMP) also offers the folllowing:

    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.