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.
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.
Routes of Eligibility
Route 1 applicants must meet the following requirement:
- Graduated from a Medical Dosimetry JRCERT accredited program of at least 12 months.
Route 2 applicants must meet the following requirements:
- Hold an active registration with the ARRT or a foreign equivalent;
- Have a Bachelor's degree. Graduation from schools outside the U.S. or Canada will require foreign equivalency evaluation from EITHER The Foundation for International Services, Inc. (FIS), OR the International Education Research Foundation (IERF). Foreign equivalency documentation from any other organization will not be considered.
- Completed at least 36 months (or 35 hours per week full time equivalent of 5,460 hours) clinical medical dosimetry experience* 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.
Effective for 2015, Route 1 candidates will be required to hold a Bachelor’s Degree in addition to graduation from a JRCERT accredited program. Route 2 candidates will be required to have a minimum of a Bachelor’s of Science or Bachelor's of Applied Science Degree in addition to 36 months (or 35 hours per week full time equivalent of 5,460 hours) and completion of 24 MDCB approved credits.
Effective for 2017, all United States candidates will be required to have a Bachelor's Degree and have graduated from a formal dosimetry program accredited by JRCERT .
International candidates (including Canada) 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 in Anatomy and 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.
*Clinical medical dosimetry experience is defined as experience 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. Clinical Medical Dosimetry Experience is full-time equivalent.
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 http://mdcb.learningbuilder.com.