The Register

The ACPSEM Register of Qualified Medical Physics Specialists and Radiopharmaceutical Scientists (The Register) is the ACPSEM's official record of those specialists in Medical Physics and Radiopharmaceutical Science who have formally demonstrated current competency to practice. 
The Register is intended to guard against unsafe, incompetent and unethical practice in the Medical Physics and Radiopharmaceutical Science professions and to ensure that the services they encompass are delivered only by professionals who meet the ACPSEM's nationally and internationally recognised high standards of education, training, experience and practice. 
ACPSEM maintains a section of the Register for each of the following recognised Specialties: 
  • Radiation Oncology Medical Physics
  • Radiology Medical Physics 
  • Nuclear Medicine Physics
  • Radiopharmaceutical Science.
The Register is a public resource. You can access it here.


Registration is recognition from the ACPSEM that an individual is competent to practise their chosen medical physics or radiopharmaceutical science specialty safely and independently in Australia and New Zealand. 
Registration is not a legal requirement in Australia or New Zealand, but it is highly regarded by relevant workplaces and associated professional bodies. It is the position of the ACPSEM that all qualified, working Medical Physicists and Radiopharmaceutical Scientists, excluding registrars, should be registered. ACPSEM recommends that current ACPSEM registration be an essential criterion when hiring for positions in the medical physics and radiopharmaceutical science professions. 
Compliance with the ACPSEM’s Code of Ethics and the ACPSEM’s Continuing Professional Development (CPD) requirements are conditions of renewed registration. 
There are several pathways to enter the Register. Those with ACPSEM Certification and evidence of CPD are automatically eligible. Alternative pathways are also available to experienced practitioners who don’t hold an ACPSEM Certification.


Entry to the Register constitutes a binding agreement that the registrant will:

1. Consent to the information collected in this application and as part of administering the Register to be used by the ACPSEM to administer the Register;

2. Shall abide by the ACPSEM code of ethics whether I am a Member of the ACPSEM or not;

3. Agree for my name, Registration category, speciality, principal place of practice and expiry date if relevant as well as my other contact details which I have indicated are available for publication to be made available by the ACPSEM through various means, including on the ACPSEM website;

4. Provide permission for the ACPSEM to state whether I am on the Register to employers or regulators;

5. Shall maintain a prescribed CPD points score to remain on the Register as administered by the ACPSEM CPD Coordinator;

6. Shall continue to practice at least 450 hours in each three-year period in order to maintain my registration.

7. Understand that my Registration, if granted, will expire upon when the current Registration Period ends.

8. Renew my Registration, I will provide a record of my CPD activities via the ACPSEM CPD tracker that complies with the requirements specified in the CPD User Handbook.

9. May be removed from the Register if the Conditions of Registration specified in the Registration Policy are not to be fulfilled.