Becoming a Certified Medical Dosimetrist

The Medical Dosimetrist Certification Board (MDCB) organization is responsible for establishing certification and continuing education standards for the medical dosimetry profession. For more information about the MDCB, please visit http://www.mdcb.org/index.htm.

According to the MDCB, the purposes and objectives of the MDCB are to:

  • Elevate standards and advance the cause of medical dosimetry by encouraging its study and improving its practice
  • Determine the certification eligibility of medical dosimetrists and conduct examinations to test the cognitive capability of candidates
  • Grant and issue certificates to successful candidates and offer a registry service to CMDs
  • Recognize the continuing competence of medical dosimetrists.

Eligibility

To become eligible to sit for the board exam, the applicant must meet the criteria established by the MDCB. For eligibility requirements, please visit http://www.mdcb.org/examinfo/eligibility.htm.

For a general overview about the MDCB exam, visit http://www.mdcb.org/examinfo/overview.htm.

Effective for 2017 there will be one standard for all applicants. Candidates will be required to have a Bachelor of Science degree and have graduated from a formal medical dosimetry program accredited by the Joint Review Committee on education in Radiologic Technology (JRCERT) or foreign equivalent.

For a list of accredited formal medical dosimetry programs, please visit the JRCERT website at http://www.jrcert.org/find-a-program/