Following is an example of a model certification program that the IMPCB is considering using for its own examinations and which other certification Boards might like to use. This is by no means the only model that will be acceptable when evaluating certification Boards for accreditation. The IMPCB recognizes that there are national/regional variations to certification in medical physics based on differences in national/regional legislation and educational traditions, so it gives to national and regional certification bodies considerable freedom to decide on the manner in which a given organization seeking IMPCB accreditation conducts the certification process.
The certification examination consists of three parts:
Candidates will pass both Part I and Part II before taking Part III.
The following minimum requirements should be required of candidates who wish to take the three-part Board examinations.
Part I Written Examination (General Medical Physics)
Part II Written Examination (Medical Physics Specialty)
Part III Oral Examination (Medical Physics Specialty)
Prerequisites – successfully passed Parts I and II
To maintain an IMPCB certificate, a certified medical physicist must satisfy the continuing education requirements periodically as specified in the document accompanying the original certification.
The BOD has recently approved the updated IMPCB Medical Physics Certification Process – Requirements. Please click to download the file “Requirements V10b.pdf“.