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Acceptable Documents for Medical Physicists

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The table below summarizes the types of documentation that medical physicists may use to document their initial qualifications, as well as their continuing requirements and requalification requirements, prior to MQSA and under the interim and final regulations.

 

Requirement

Obtained Prior to 10/1/94

Obtained 10/1/94-4/28/99

Obtained after 4/28/99

 

 

 

 

State Licensure or Approval
  1. Original/copy of State license or approval/copy with expiration date

  2. Confirming letter from State licensing board

  1. Original/copy of State license or approval/copy with expiration date

  2. Confirming letter from State licensing board

  1. Original/copy of State license or approval/copy with expiration date

  2. Confirming letter from State licensing board

Board Certification

(ABR or ABMP)

  1. Original/copy of certificate

  2. Confirming letter from certifying board

  3. Pocket card/copy of certificate

  4. Confirming letter from ACR

  1. Original/copy of certificate

  2. Confirming letter from certifying board

  3. Pocket card/copy of certificate

  4. Confirming letter from ACR

  1. Original/copy of certificate

  2. Confirming letter from certifying board

  3. Pocket card/copy of certificate

  4. Confirming letter from ACR

Degree in a physical science-final regs

(Master’s pathway)

(Bachelor’s pathway)

  1. Original/copy of diploma

  2. Confirming letter from college or university

  3. FDA Approval Letter

  1. Original/copy of diploma

  2. Confirming letter from college or university

  3. FDA Approval Letter

  1. Original/copy of diploma

  2. Confirming letter from college or university

  3. FDA Approval Letter

Initial physics education-final regs

(20 semester hours-Master)

(10 semester hours-Bachelor)

  1. College or university transcripts

  2. Confirming letter from college or university

  3. Master or Bachelor degree specifically in physics

  4. FDA Approval Letter

  1. College or university transcripts

  2. Confirming letter from college or university

  3. Master or Bachelor degree specifically in physics

  4. FDA Approval Letter

  1. College or university transcripts

  2. Confirming letter from college or university

  3. Master degree specifically in physics

  4. FDA Approval Letter

Survey Training-final regs

(20 contact hours-Master)

(40 contact hours-Bachelor)

  1. Attestation

  2. Letter or other document from training program

  3. CME/CEU certificates

  4. Letter or other document confirming in-house or formal training

  5. Training gained performing surveys

  6. FDA Approval Letter

  1. Letter or other document from training program

  2. CME/CEU certificates

  3. Letter or other document confirming in-house or formal training

  4. Training gained performing surveys

  5. FDA Approval Letter

  1. Letter or other document from training program

  2. CME/CEU certificates

  3. Letter or other document confirming in-house or formal training

  4. Training gained performing supervised surveys

  5. FDA Approval Letter

Initial Experience-final regs

(1 facility-10 units-Master)

(1 facility-20 units-Bachelor)

  1. Attestation

  2. Copy or coversheet of survey

  3. Letter from facility or listing from company providing the physics survey services documenting performance of survey done

  4. FDA Approval Letter

  1. Copy or coversheet of survey

  2. Letter from facility or listing from company providing the physics survey services documenting performance of survey done

  3. FDA Approval Letter

  1. Copy or coversheet of survey done under direct supervision

  2. Letter from facility or listing from company providing the physics survey services documenting performance of survey done under direct supervision

  3. FDA Approval Letter

 

Initial Mammography Modality Specific training-8 hours-final regs
  1. Attestation for training or experience with investigational units

  2. Mammography Modality Specific CME/CEU certificates

  3. CME/CEU certificates plus agenda, course outline or syllabus

  4. Confirming letters from CME/CEU granting organizations

  5. Letters, certificates or other documents from manufacturers’ or other formal training courses

  6. Letter from facility where experience was obtained documenting experience in the new mammographic modality
  1. Attestation for experience with investigational units

  2. Mammography Modality Specific CME/CEU certificates

  3. CME/CEU certificates plus agenda, course outline or syllabus

  4. Confirming letters from CME/CEU granting organizations

  5. Letters, certificates or other documents from manufacturers’ or other formal training courses

  6. Letter from facility where experience was obtained documenting experience in the new mammographic modality
  1. Attestation for experience with investigational units

  2. Mammography Modality Specific CME/CEU certificates

  3. CME/CEU certificates plus agenda, course outline or syllabus

  4. Confirming letters from CME/CEU granting organizations

  5. Letters, certificates or other documents from manufacturers’ or other formal training courses

Continuing Experience

(2 facilities-6 units/24 months-final regs

N/A

N/A

  1. Copy or coversheet of survey

  2. Letter from facility or listing from company providing the physics survey services documenting performance of survey done

 

Continuing Education (15 CME/36 months)

N/A

N/A

  1. CME/CEU certificates

  2. Confirming letters from CME/CEU granting organizations

  3. Letters, certificates or other documents from manufacturers’ or other formal training courses

 

Continuing Mammographic Modality Specific Education-final regs (Enforcement delayed indefinitely)

N/A

N/A

  1. Mammography Modality Specific CME/CEU certificates

  2. CME/CEU certificates (plus agenda, course outline or syllabus

  3. Confirming letters from CME/CEU granting organizations

  4. Letters, certificates or other documents from manufacturers’ or other formal training courses

 

Requalification-Experience–final regs–done under direct supervision

N/A

N/A

  1. Copy or coversheet of survey done under direct supervision

  2. Letter from facility or listing from company providing the physics survey services documenting performance of survey done under direct supervision

 

Requalification- Education

N/A

N/A

  1. CME/CEU certificates

  2. Confirming letters from CME/CEU granting organizations

  3. Letters, certificates or other documents from manufacturers’ or other formal training courses