Apply to the Register

ADMISSION TO THE REGISTER

The Register is open to members and non-members of the ACPSEM. 

Those who successfully complete a Training and Education Program (TEAP) for Certification are automatically eligible for admission to The Register as a Qualified Specialist in their chosen sub-discipline, while alternative pathways exist for experienced practitioners who do not hold ACPSEM Certification ("Other Candidates").

Admission to the Register entails a formal application and assessment process. Applications are assessed by the relevant Certification Panel for the specialty in which an applicant wishes to be registered.

REGISTRATION PATHWAYS

1. Certified Medical Physicists and Radiopharmaceutical Scientists
Candidates are eligible for Registration if they have obtained ACPSEM Certification  in the relevant specialty and can demonstrate:
  • Achievement of Certification within the last three years; OR
  • Achievement of Certification/Accreditation more than three years prior with evidence of:
    • Regular clinical practice since Certification/Accreditation was achieved
    • CPD participation (in Australia, New Zealand or internationally).
2. Candidates Enrolled in ACPSEM TEAP
Candidates are eligible for registration, when at the time of application, they are enrolled in TEAP and have met all requirements for ACPSEM Certification in their chosen specialty except for:

a) The publication requirement; OR 
b) The postgraduate degree requirement. In this case they must be enrolled in and in the process of completing a PhD.

Upon admission to the Register candidates who have partially completed ACPSEM TEAP will have three years to complete the publication and postgraduate degree requirements so that they may be awarded  ACPSEM Certification.

3. Other Candidates

Candidates with experience practising as a medical physicist and/or radiopharmaceutical scientist in a relevant specialty may apply for Registration. Specific requirements for Registration in each specialty are published in the appendices to the Registration Requirements Policy.

In general, candidates are required to meet expected standards in the following categories:
  • Degree Qualifications
  • Experience
  • Competency Requirements
  • Professionalism
  • English Proficiency
     

APPLY FOR REGISTRATION

If you wish to apply to for admission to the Register we ask that you read the Registration Requirements Policy for the ACPSEM Register of Qualified Medical Physics Specialists and Radiopharmaceutical Scientists.

To apply you will need to complete and submit the Application Form for Admission to the Register, which you can download here. The form contains detailed instructions and a comprehensive application checklist outlining all supporting documentation required for each applicant category.

Email your completed application to admin.support@acpsem.org.au. Certified copies of your supporting documents must also be posted to:

The ACPSEM Register of Qualified Medical Physics
Suite 7.12 AERO 247
247 Coward Street
Mascot NSW 2020
AUSTRALIA 


RPS APPLICANTS:

The application process for experienced professionals wishing to apply for Registration as a Qualified Radiopharmaceutical Scientist differs to that for Medical Physicists. To be awarded registration, you must apply for certification as an experienced Radiopharmaceutical Scientist. This pathway is only available to those with a chemistry, pharmacy or pharmacology background who are able to demonstrate a minimum of 7 years FTE work experience in the discipline of radiopharmaceutical science, and an appropriate postgraduate qualification. The Certification Panel may, at their discretion, allow experience relevant to the practice of RPS to count toward the requirements. Please see the Application for Certification of Experienced Radiopharmaceutical Scientists for information on submission requirements.

You can email any questions or queries to admin.support@acpsem.org.au

The ACPSEM Register