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Requirements

Applicants must submit an application provided by the department, and provide evidence of having at least one of the qualifications under each category related to becoming a certified radiation expert.

Therapeutic Requirements [Rule 3701:1-66-03(C)]

  1. Certified by the "American Board of Radiology" in radiological physics; or therapeutic radiological physics; OR
     
  2. Certified by the "American Board of Medical Physics" in medical physics with a specialty in radiation oncology physics; OR
     
  3. A master’s degree or doctorate from an accredited college or university in physics, biophysics, medical physics, radiological physics, nuclear engineering or health physics, and three years of experience within the five years prior to the date of the application under the direct supervision of a certified individual as indicated in #1 or #2 above, or a radiation expert certified in therapeutic radiation-generating equipment who has experience in developing and performing oversight of quality assurance for therapeutic x-ray equipment including performance evaluations and safety checks.

Diagnostic Other Than Mammography Requirements [Rule 3701:1-66-03 (D)]

  1. Certified by the "American Board of Radiology" in radiological physics or diagnostic radiological physics; OR
     
  2. Certified by the "American Board of Medical Physics" in medical physics with a specialty in diagnostic imaging physics; OR
     
  3. A master's degree or doctorate from an accredited college or university in physics, biophysics, medical physics, radiological physics or health physics, or mechanical, electrical, or nuclear engineering, or applied mathematics with a minor in physics, and three years of experience within the five years prior to the date of the application under the direct supervision of a certified individual as indicated in #1 or #2 above, or a radiation expert certified in diagnostic radiation-generating equipment who has experience in developing and performing oversight of quality assurance for diagnostic radiation-generating equipment.

Mammography Requirements [Rule 3701:1-66-03(E)]

  1. Certified by the "American Board of Radiology" in radiological physics or diagnostic radiological physics; OR
     
  2. Certified by the "American Board of Medical Physics" with a specialty in diagnostic imaging physics; OR
     
  3. A master's degree or higher in a physical science from an accredited college or university, and at least the following:
     
    1. Twenty semester hours or thirty quarter hours of graduate or undergraduate level physics;
       
    2. Twenty contact hours of documented specialized training in conducting surveys of mammography facilities; and
       
    3. Have the experience of conducting surveys of at least ten mammography x-ray units under the direct supervision of a certified individual as indicated in #1 or #2 above, or a radiation expert certified in mammography.

Last Reviewed: 1/7/16