About AAHP

Championing Health Physics for a Better World

Welcome to the American Academy of Health Physics (AAHP), the leading organization in advancing health physics. Our mission is to help industries protect individuals, the public and the ecosphere from the potentially harmful effects of radiation while ensuring its safe utilization.

Since its inception, AAHP has set the benchmark for global radiation safety standards by equipping ABHP-certified professionals with the resources and support they need to stay current with the latest developments, further their professional growth and maintain a safe radiation environment, no matter the challenge.

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Achieve Certification, Find Talent and Stay Informed

Looking to become a CHP, hire one or stay up to date with industry insights? AAHP & ABHP have you covered.


Unlock the Benefits of Joining AAHP

Whether you’re a new or experienced professional—or have completed both parts of the ABHP exam or just the first—AAHP offers diverse membership options for all career stages.

Discover our member policies and procedures and seize the opportunity to connect with more than 1,000 like-minded professionals worldwide.

Engage with fellow health physics professionals, share knowledge and foster valuable connections that will propel your career trajectory for years to come.

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Become a Radiation Safety Expert

Discover ABHP’s certification and pave your way toward unparalleled recognition and success in your field.

Engaging in CHP certification showcases your dedication to upholding the highest radiation safety standards, mastering health physics concepts and remaining informed about industry advancements.

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Stay Confident and Compliant: Renew Your CHP Certification

Explore a step-by-step method for renewing your health physicist certification and gain valuable insights and tips for ensuring a smooth, efficient recertification process.

We’ll provide support and clarity throughout the entire journey.

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News and Events

CHP Corner
Make Sure Your CHP Status is Active for the Upcoming Year

August 1, 2023

By Michael Canino, AAHP-ABHP Executive Director It was wonderful to see so many of our AAHP members in National Harbor, MD last month. There are

6 Influential Women in Science Every CHP Should Know About

November 8, 2023

Rachel Nichols, a Certified Health Physicist (CHP) and an associate radiation safety officer at the University of Missouri, says the most influential women in radiation

News & Events
AAHP Election Results

July 1, 2023

By Willie Harris, Secretary, Executive Committee The election results are in! Please join the Executive Committee of the AAHP in congratulating the following individuals who