Fellowship Application Instructions

Application process for eligibility credentialing:

Note: All required documents and forms are available on the Application Forms page.

In order to be reviewed for eligibility for the CCPM Fellowship Examination, each applicant must submit by the date indicated in the Exam Schedule and Fees section of the website to the CCPM Office, the following documents:

1. A completed Fellowship Application Form.  Note that Section 2.4 is very important and is used to assess your patient-related experience and your more general medical physics experience. Be specific about duties and dates.

2. An up-to-date CV, highlighting leadership experience and areas of excellence.  This should include:

    • All work experience
    • Presentations/publications
    • Service
    • Supervisory experience
    • Grants

3. Three letters of reference as indicated in the Fellowship eligibility section and in the CCPM regulations.  Applicants must provide a copy of the Fellowship Referee Assessment Form, the Fellowship Referee Cover Letter, Section E of the Regulations of the College and the Fellowship Examination Standards to each referee along with a copy of your application form and curriculum vitae. The referees will be asked to review the application, complete the assessment form and forward the form and their copy of the application directly to the Registrar c/o the CCPM Office. Be sure to inform the referees of the application deadline so that all documentation is received by the Registrar on time.

4. Applicants for Fellowship who do not have MCCPM (e.g. have ABR or other similar certification instead), must arrange for proof of highest degree to be sent directly from your university to the COMP/CCPM office (e.g. transcripts or certified copy of degree). 

The original application must be sent to the Registrar at the address on the application form with a cheque or money order (see Examination Schedule for current fee) payable to the CCPM. (The original application sent directly plus the copies sent by the referees provide the copies necessary for review.) You may apply for both Membership and Fellowship in the same year but in this case do not send the Fellowship fee until after you have passed the Membership exam.

There is only one Fellowship exam each year. The Fellowship exam is normally held at the location of the COMP/CCPM annual scientific meeting on one of the days immediately prior to the start of the meeting. Consult the Examination Schedule for the exact dates.

Applicants will normally be notified of their eligibility for examination within 6 weeks after the Fellowship Application deadline.

Once the application has been approved, notification of withdrawal should be directed to the Chief Examiner as soon as possible. See Schedule of Fees for possible reimbursements.

Applicants may appeal decisions for denial of application to the Board.

Membership in the Canadian Organization of Medical Physicists must not lapse in order to maintain Membership or Fellowship status with the College

Overseas applicants must bear any additional costs associated with the exam, e.g. shipment of the framed certificate to an overseas destination.

If approved by the credentialing committee, the applicant must then provide the documents described in the Fellowship Exam Process by the deadline specified by the Registrar to the CCPM Office.