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Welcome to the webpage of the American Board of Health Physics.
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.
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.
Effective with the 2014 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.