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Medical Physics Professional License


State Education, Department of

Medical physicists must have a license to practice in New York State. The Medical Physics Professional License comes from the NYS Department of Education (NYSDOE).

Applicants must have a post-graduate degree in their area of specialty and several years of experience. Those without the experience can receive a permit to practice under the supervision of a licensed professional.

Four types of licenses are available:
  • Diagnostic radiological physics;
  • Medical health physics;
  • Medical nuclear physics; and
  • Therapeutic radiological physics (also called "radiation oncology").

NYS Education Department

Office of the Professions
Registration Unit, State Education Building
2nd Floor
Albany, NY 12234-1000
Phone (518) 474-3817
Fax (518) 402-2323

TDD/TTY: (518) 473-1426

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