2017 Exam Schedule, Application Forms, and Deadline

General Information

  • General information (eligibility requirements, etc.) can be found in the  ABMP Information Booklet .
  • New this year: ISMRM members receive a 50% discount on Part I and Part II exam fees.
  • Application Deadline for MEDICAL HEALTH PHYSICS Part III (ORAL Exam) is FRIDAY, August 25, 2017.
  • Applications for ALL OTHER 2017 Exams are no longer being accepted.

ABMP extends Reciprocity Agreement with ABHP

In December 2016, the Board of Directors of the American Board of Medical Physics voted to extend their reciprocity agreement with the American Board of Health Physics, to allow Certified Health Physicists (CHPs) wishing to enter the ABMP certification process to proceed directly to the ABMP Part III (Oral Exam) for Medical Health Physics (MHP), given that they meet additional requirements applicable to all MHP candidates. In order to apply directly to the ABMP Part III (Oral Exam) in Medical Health Physics, the additional requirements for Health Physicists already certified by the American Board of Health Physics are:

  • Proof of certification by the American Board of Health Physics must be submitted as part of the application.
  • The CHP must possess a graduate degree in physics, medical physics, or other appropriate and related field, from an accredited university. An official transcript must be submitted as part of the application.
  • The CHP must have an acceptable amount of clinical medical physics experience, which is determined by the degree and whether or not he/she participated in a clinical residency. This information is documented on the ABMP website (www.abmpexam.com).
  • The CHP must submit endorsements by both a board-certified medical physicist and a board-certified physician. In order to have the words, “RSO Eligible” written on the ABMP certificate, a preceptor RSO must endorse the candidate’s experience with radioactive material handling, safety, shipping and receiving, etc. The preceptor RSO and the board-certified medical physicist can be the same person.
  • All candidates in the ABMP certification process have 10 years to complete the exam process. Any candidate that does not complete any part of the exam sequence in 3 attempts must start the sequence again. Any CHP that does not pass the Part III (Oral Exam) in 3 attempts will be required to take and pass Part II of the MHP exam before being allowed to apply for the Part III (Oral Exam) again.

Candidates meeting the above criteria are invited to apply for this year’s ABMP Medical Health Physics Part III (Oral Exam).  The MHP Oral Exam is a 2-hour examination conducted by three ABMP-certified Medical Health Physicists.

Application deadline is August 25, 2017.  The exams will be held in Baltimore, Maryland, on Tuesday, October 3 and Wednesday, October 4. Only a limited number of slots are available this year; please indicate desire to apply to the ABMP Executive Director, at abmpexam@gmail.com.

2017 Exam Application Form

2017 Exam Application Form – Fillable

The 2017 exam application is a “fillable” Word document, created on Word for Mac 2017.  You may have formatting problems if you open it in Adobe or any Word version prior to Word 2010. Otherwise, you can tab through the form, and fill out each section.  Save with your name as the document title, and send to me by e-mail, or print the completed form and send through the mail to the address on the form.

2017 ABMP Exam Schedule and Locations

Part I (written) Exams:

Part I – General Medical Physics written exam……………………………………Saturday, Apr 22, 2017Honolulu, Hawaii, USA
Part I – General Medical Physics written exam……………………………………Sunday, July 9, 2017Raleigh, North Carolina, USA
Part I – General Medical Physics written exam……………………………………Saturday, July 29, 2017Denver, Colorado, USA
Part I – Magnetic Resonance Science written exam…………………………….Saturday, Apr 22, 2017Honolulu, Hawaii, USA
Part I – Magnetic Resonance Science written exam…………………………….Sunday, July 9, 2017Raleigh, North Carolina, USA
Part I – Magnetic Resonance Science written exam…………………………….Saturday, July 29, 2017Denver, Colorado, USA

Part II (written) Exams:

Part II – MRI Physics written exam……………………………………………………….Sunday, Apr 23, 2017Honolulu, Hawaii, USA
Part II – MRI Physics written exam……………………………………………………….Sunday, July 9, 2017Raleigh, North Carolina, USA
Part II – MRI Physics written exam……………………………………………………….Sunday, July 30, 2017Denver, Colorado, USA
Part II – Medical Health Physics written exam…………………………………….Sunday, Apr 23, 2017Honolulu, Hawaii, USA
Part II – Medical Health Physics written exam…………………………………….Sunday, July 9, 2017Raleigh, North Carolina, USA
Part II – Medical Health Physics written exam…………………………………….Sunday, July 30, 2017Denver, Colorado, USA

Part III (ORAL) Exams:

Part III – ORAL EXAM* – MRI Physics……………………………………………………Sunday, Apr 23, 2017Honolulu, Hawaii, USA 

Part III – ORAL EXAM – Medical Health Physics…………………………………..Tuesday, Oct. 3 & Wednesday, Oct. 4, 2017 – Baltimore, Maryland, USA

Part III – ORAL EXAM – MRI Physics………………………………………….Saturday, July 29 & Sunday, July 30, 2017Denver, Colorado, USA

2017 ABMP Exam Fees

Part I – written exam (non-ISMRM member)………………………………………………………………………………..$125
Part I – written exam (ISMRM member – must submit proof of current membership)…………………$62.50

Part II – written exam (non-ISMRM member)……………………………………………………………………………….$500
Part II – written exam (ISMRM member – must submit proof of current membership)………………..$250

Part III – full ORAL exam (all examinees)……………………………………………………………………………………….$500
Part III – partial ORAL exam (conditional retake) – (all examinees)………………………………………………..$250

  • Exam application fees are collected to cover the costs of setting up and administering the exams, and will not be returned for any reason.
  • Exam fees do not cover cost of travel or lodging.
  • Exam Application Fees can be paid in one of two ways:
    1. Personal check or money order made out to amount listed above, and sent to “Executive Director – ABMP, P.O. Box 780518, San Antonio, TX 78278″ ,    OR 
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