The ABHP grants professional certification in the field of Health Physics. The ABHP Certification Process is accredited by the Council of Engineering and Scientific Specialty Boards.
This site contains information for both prospective and currrent Certified Health Physicists (CHPs) regarding the certification process and maintenance of certification.
A History of the Board and the current requirements for certification are contained in the Prospectus.
Becoming a CHP also qualifies an individual for membership in the American Academy of Health Physics.
Inquiries regarding the Board can be directed to the Secretariat.
Candidates for Certification should become familiar with the information contained in the Examination Preparation Guide. Links to the application form will be available at the bottom of this page
Since 1989, the Board has annually recognized an individual for contributions to Certification and the Advancement of Professionalism in Health Physics. The citations for these awards are located on this site.
For the Part II Exam, candidates who fail to receive a minimum of 300 points (out of 700 available) will not be permitted to take the Part II exam in the following year. This requirement does not apply to candidates in their sixth and final year of eligibility since passing the Part I exam.
For the 2018 exam and beyond, applications must be submitted online (https://app.prolydian.com/organizations/abhp) . Transcripts must be mailed to the Secretariat and postmarked by January 15. All application information must be completed and submitted by January 15 for the exams given in that year. Both examinations are normally given annually coinciding with the Annual Meeting of the Health Physics Society (http://www.hps.org/).
Starting with the 2018 exam, The Part 1 exam will be administered through testing centers rather than at the HPS Annual Meeting site. Further, it will be administered during the week prior to the HPS Meeting rather than coinciding with the meeting. All confirmed candidates for Part 1 will be contacted by the Secretariat with details on test administration.