Three Attempt Rule
All exam candidates will be subject to a three attempt rule. A candidate who has failed the exam on the third attempt will not be eligible for examination for two calendar years. A "no show" or withdrawal for any exam administration will not be counted as an attempt.
After a failed exam, applicants will sit for the two successive exams based on the eligibility criteria for which they were approved. If the exam is offered more than once in any calendar year, candidates may sit for each administration.
After the two-year waiting period, the candidate may submit an application for examination. Applicants applying following the two-year waiting period will apply as a new candidate and must meet prevailing eligibility requirements.
Eligibility For 2017
Effective for 2017, all United States candidates will be required to apply as a Route 1 candidate and hold a Bachelor's Degree and have graduated from a formal dosimetry program accredited by JRCERT .
Route 1 applicants must meet the following requirement:
- Hold a Bachelor's Degree
- Graduation from a Medical Dosimetry JRCERT accredited program of at least 12 months.
International candidates (including Canada), practicing outside the U.S., not graduates of a JRCERT accredited program, will be required to:
- Hold a Bachelor of Science degree in Radiation Therapy, Radiation Science or Radiography. Foreign equivalency evaluation from EITHER The Foundation for International Services, Inc. (FIS), OR the International Education Research Foundation (IERF) is required. Foreign equivalency documentation from any other organization will not be considered. Canadian applicants will not be required to submit foreign equivalency evaluation.
- Have achieved a minimum grade of C or 70-79% in Anatomy and/or Physiology, Brachytherapy, Clinical Lab, Computer Technology, Cross-sectional Anatomy, Radiation Oncology, Radiation Physics, Radiobiology and Treatment Planning.
- Completed 1,000 clinical curriculum hours in treatment planning during Bachelor of Science degree course of study.
Candidates with a prior application that does not precede the September 2011 exam
- Will be required to submit 8 "new" continuing education credits for each re-application attempt. Credits submitted:
- Cannot be previously submitted for the original application or subsequent re-application.
- Must have been completed within the three year period preceding the application deadline.
- Can be from a review course.
Route 1 re-applicants whose initial application preceded the September 2011 exam
Will be required to submit a Route 1 application:
- Hold a Bachelor's Degree
- Provide a diploma from Medical Dosimetry JRCERT accredited program of at least 12 months.
Route 2 re-applicants whose initial application preceded the September 2011 exam
Will be required to submit a Route 2 application:
- Provide applicable documentation of the educational requirements from the initial application, whether Bachelor’s Degree, Bachelor of Science Degree or ARRT registry.
- Completed at least 36 months (or 35 hours per week full time employment equivalent of 5,460 hours) clinical medical dosimetry experience* within the last six years before the application deadline, under the direction of a certified medical dosimetrist or a medical physicist.
- Completed 24 CE credits approved by the MDCB** during your 36 months (or 35 hours per week full time equivalent) clinical experience. The proof of completion must display the MDCB course reference number and must have been completed within the three years before the application deadline.
*Clinical medical dosimetry experience is defined as full-time paid employment in a medical setting creating clinically deliverable treatment plans for radiation oncology patients under the direction of a physicist or CMD. This does not include corporate/vendor experience. The clinical experience must NOT be concurrent with the dosimetry schooling.
The MDCB is the sole and only judge of each candidate's qualifications to sit for the MDCB Certification Exam. In consideration of a candidate's application, the individual's moral, ethical and professional standing will be reviewed and assessed by the board. The board may make inquiry of the persons named in the application and of such persons as the board deems appropriate with respect to moral, ethical and professional standing.
**MDCB approved activities can be determined by an Activity Search at https://mdcb.learningbuilder.com.