Certification in Medical Dosimetry offered by the MDCB represents a recognized standard of knowledge and education. Professionals working in the field of Medical Dosimetry can therefore demonstrate mastery of their specialization by meeting the MDCB’s eligibility criteria, passing the examination and participating in the MDCB’s ongoing Maintenance of Certification program.
A primary purpose of certification is protection of the public by providing a means of measuring knowledge through a standardized comprehensive examination. Because the Medical Dosimetrist provides services of critical importance to individuals facing life-threatening illnesses, it is beneficial for the general public as well as other healthcare providers to be able to recognize Medical Dosimetrists who have demonstrated minimal knowledge in the necessary subject areas. Certification is intended to define the field of Medical Dosimetry and to protect and promote the safety and health of individuals requiring the services of a Medical Dosimetrist.
Clinical experience in the area of Medical Dosimetry is therefore required for initial certification. The exam is designed for an individual who has actively practiced in the field for a minimum number of hours over a certain time period as outlined in each exam eligibility route. Current clinical experience in Medical Dosimetry must use the knowledge and skills described in the test specifications matrix included in the exam handbook. Each candidate must therefore assess their own body of knowledge, skills and understanding of the specialty in deciding when to apply for the exam.
Complete information about the application, routes of eligibility and exam processes are detailed in the exam handbook.