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

February 21, 2024

By Charles Wilson, CHP, AAHP Nominating Committee Chair We are excited to announce the call for nominations for three esteemed AAHP awards: the William McAdams

Become the CHP Others Want to Be: 5 Advantages of Joining AAHP

January 15, 2024

There are several reasons why Charles Wilson, an interim program director and assistant professor at the University of Alabama at Birmingham, wanted to become a

News & Events

February 21, 2024

Gary Lauten, CHP, Salary Survey Coordinator About the Survey The 2023 Certified Health Physicist (CHP) survey data was collected by having CHPs submit their responses