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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 License or Approval
  1. Original/copy of State license or approval/copy with expiration dated
  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, AOBR, or RCPSC)
  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 - Bachelors)
  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 transcript
  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 - Bachelors)
  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 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

Continue 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 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
Requalification Experience-final regs-done under direct supervision N/A N/A
  1. 1.Copy or coversheet of survey done under direct supervision
  2. 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

 

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