Test Information (Fee information at bottom of this page)

In December 2020, the Board of Directors voted to move to an online testing platform.  Going forward, all Part I and Part II exams will be given in-person, via a software platform, utilizing the applicant’s device. Generally, a laptop or iPad are acceptable devices; tablets are not. More details are available upon demand. 

2022 Exam Venues

AAPM Meeting – Saturday, July 9 & Sunday, July 10 – Washington DC, USA

  •       Part I Exams
    • General Medical Physics
    • MR Science
  •       Part II Exams
    • Medical Health Physics
    • MRI Physics
    • MRI Physics for Radiation Therapy (NEW)
  •      Part III MRI Physics ORAL exam                  

Baltimore, Maryland – October 2022 (TBA)

  • Part III Medical Health Physics ORAL Exam   (check back here in August 2022)  
  • Additional Exams may be offered                   

General Information

  • Current ISMRM members receive a 50% discount on Part I and Part II MRI exam fees.

ABMP  Webinar on the Sub-Specialty Certification, “MRI for RT”

Webinar – Introducing the ABMP sub-specialty certification: MRI for RT     Passcode: ?&2tyVYd

ABMP extends Exam Reciprocity Agreement with the 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 medical health physics experience, which is determined by the degree obtained. This information is documented in the ABMP Information Booklet
  • The CHP must submit endorsements by both a board-certified medical physicist and a board-certified physician.
  • 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.

ABMP Exam Fees – 2022 (please do not pay unless you are submitting a current application)

  • Part I – on-site online exam ………………………………………………………………….$330  (or $340 by PayPal)
  • Part I – ISMRM Discount: MR Science on-site online exam only……………..$165  (or $170 by PayPal)
  • Part II – on-site online exam………………………………………………………………….$580  (or $599 by PayPal)
  • Part II – ISMRM Discount: MRI Physics on-site online exam only …………..$290  (or $300 by PayPal)
  • Part III – on-site ORAL exam (FULL)……………………………………………………..$660 (or ($680 by PayPal)
  • Part III – ORAL exam (conditional retake)…………………………………………….$330  (or $340 by PayPal)

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 the costs of travel or lodging.

Exam Application Fee Payment 

You may pay your exam application fee either by personal or cashier’s check, made out to “American Board of Medical Physics”, and sent to:

ABMP
c/o Executive Director
P.O. Box 780518
San Antonio, TX 78278

Exam Application Fee Payment by PayPal

You may conveniently pay your exam application fee(s) via PayPal. An extra charge is added to cover the convenience fee that is kept by PayPal.

Choose the Appropriate Fee for the Exam(s) you wish to take. ISMRM discount is given only with evidence of current membership.