ACPSEM Magnetic Resonance Safety Expert Certification

Following its successful pilot in 2020, the ACPSEM Magnetic Resonance Safety Expert (MRSE) Certification Course will run once again in September 2023.

The course constitutes an advanced scope of practice. It is open to ACPSEM members who have, or intend to develop, a safety involvement with MRI in the diagnostic, radiation oncology or research sectors.

Commencing in September 2023, the course will run by means of webinars and off-line assignments over a 12-month period.

Successful completion of the course, assignments and associated assessments will lead to Certification as an ACPSEM MR Safety Expert (MRSE),


You MUST be a current financial member of the ACPSEM to be eligible for this course.

Spaces are strictly limited and registration on the course is subject to criteria including:
  • Previous experience
  • Access to the MRI environment and,
  • Geographical location (must be within Australia or New Zealand)

00BAs this certification constitutes an advanced scope of practice, it is not considered suitable for ACPSEM members currently enrolled in one of the TEAP programs.

How to Apply

We are now accepting applications for this course.

To apply, please download and return the completed Application Form and supporting documents to

Applications will CLOSE at 5pm AEST Monday 14th August 2023.

Pre-application advice will be limited. Applicants uncertain about their eligibility are encouraged to apply and have their application assessed.

Pre-Course assessment

Preparatory pre-reading will be required of successful applicants to ensure they have an understanding of MRI physics and technology and a basic understanding of MR safety principles. This will then be assessed via a multiple-choice question set and submission of a short assignment.

Students who fail to meet the required standard for the pre-course work will not be enrolled in the course proper.

The pre-course work will commence in late August 2023 and be due mid-September 2023 (exact date will be advised at acceptance into the course).

Course Cost
  • ACPSEM Members  $2,000

This course is overseen by the MR Safety Assessment Panel (MRSAP), the Chair of which is Prof. Donald McRobbie.