Three Attempt Rule
Starting in 2006, all exam candidates will be subject to a three (3) attempt rule in which a candidate who has failed the exam on the third attempt will not be eligible for examination for two calendar years. Under the three attempt rule, for each of the two successive exams, applicants will sit for the exam 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 the prevailing eligibility requirements.
Route 1 Applicant
To apply under Route 1, you must meet the following requirements:
Route 2 Applicant
To apply under Route 2, you must meet the following requirements:
Hold an active registration with the ARRT or a foreign equivalent
Have a Bachelors 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, in addition to graduation from a JRCERT accredited program will be required to hold a Bachelorís Degree.
Route 2 candidates will be required to have a minimum of a Bachelorís of 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 there will be one standard for all applicants. Candidates will be required to have a Bachelor's Degree and have graduated from a formal dosimetry program accredited by the Joint Review Committee on education in Radiologic Technology (JRCERT) or foreign equivalent.
*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 Medical Dosimetry Certification Board (MDCB) is the sole and only judge of each candidate's qualifications to sit for the MDCB Certification Exam. In consideration of individual exam candidate's application, the 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 form and of such persons as the Board deems appropriate with respect to moral, ethical and professional standing.
**MDCB approved activities can be determined by conducting an Activity Search at http://mdcb.learningbuilder.com.
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