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Specialty Board(s) Certification Recognized by NRC Under 10 CFR Part 35

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§35.50

Training for Radiation Safety Officer
American Board of Health Physics from January 1, 2005 to present.

American Board of Science in Nuclear Medicine from June 2006 forward for the Nuclear Medicine Physics and Instrumentation Specialty and the Radiation Protection Specialty.

American Board of Radiology (ABR) certification process from June 2007 to June 2010 for the Diagnostic Radiologic Physics and the Medical Nuclear Physics specialties for diplomates who have been issued certificates before and within these dates with the words "RSO Eligible" appearing above the ABR seal; from May 2011 to May 2012 for Diagnostic Medical Physics and the Nuclear Medical Physics specialties for diplomates who have been issued certificates with the words "RSO Eligible" appearing above the ABR seal; and from May 2012 to present for Diagnostic Medical Physics and the Nuclear Medical Physics specialties for diplomates who have been issued certificates with the words "RSO Eligible" appearing above the ABR seal.  Additionally, the certificates issued from May 2012 forward will only be recognized for 4 years from the date of issuance.

American Board of Medical Physics certification process for special competence in Medical Health Physics for diplomats that have been issued certificates with the words "RSO Eligible" on the certificate.

§35.51

Training for an authorized medical physicist
American Board of Radiology (ABR) certification process from June, 2007 to June 2010 for the Therapeutic Radiologic Physics specialty for diplomates who have been issued certificates before and after these dates with the words "AMP Eligible" appearing above the ABR seal; from May 2011 to May 2012 for Therapeutic Medical Physics specialty for diplomates who have been issued certificates with the words "AMP Eligible" appearing above the ABR seal; and from May 2012 to present for Therapeutic Medical Physics specialty for diplomates who have been issued certificates with the words "AMP Eligible" appearing above the ABR seal.** Additionally, the certificates issued from May 2012 forward will only be recognized for 4 years from the date of issuance.

Canadian College of Physicists in Medicine (CCPM) certification process from January 2009 forward for the Radiation Oncology Physics specialty**

**Diplomates certified under 10 CFR 35.51 from June 2007 to May 2010 for the Therapeutic Radiologic Physics and from May 2011 forward for the Therapeutic Medical Physics specialties of the American Board of Radiology, as well as from 2009 forward for the Radiation Oncology Physics specialty of the Canadian College of Physicists in Medicine also satisfy the certification portion of the regulatory requirements in 10 CFR 35.50(c)(1) for Radiation Safety Officer authorization.

§35.55 Training for an authorized nuclear pharmacist
Board of Pharmaceutical Specialties certification process for Board Certified Nuclear Pharmacist from March 6, 1996 to December 2009, and the Board of Pharmacy Specialties certification process for Board Certified Nuclear Pharmacist from December 2010 to present.
§35.190

Training for uptake, dilution, and excretion studies
American Board of Nuclear Medicine certification process from October 20, 2005 to 2007 and from 2007 to present for all physicians before and after these dates issued an ABNM certification with the word "United States" appearing under the certification number.

Certification Board of Nuclear Endocrinology certification process from 2013 to present for all physicians issued a CBNE Nuclear Endocrinology – Low Dose or CBNE Nuclear Endocrinology – High Dose certificate. [Note, the NRC does not recognize the CBNE certification process that awards certificates that say "Hereby certifies with the designation of Grandfathered."]

§35.290

Training for imaging and localization studies
Certification Board of Nuclear Cardiology certification process from 2000 to  2006 with the wording "for Physicians Residing in the United States" appearing on the certificate; from 2006 to 2012 with the wording "for Physicians Trained in the United States" appearing in the certificate; and the Certification Board of Nuclear Cardiology, a Division of the Council for Certification in Cardiovascular Imaging, certification process from 2012 to present with the wording for "physicians trained in the United States" appearing in the certificate.

American Board of Nuclear Medicine certification process from October 20, 2005 to 2007 and from 2007 to present for all physicians issued an ABNM certification before and after these at dates with the word "United States" appearing under the certification number.

American Osteopathic Board of Radiology (AOBR) certification process from July 1, 2000 to June 30, 2002; from July 1, 2002 to June 30, 2012, and from July 1, 2012 forward for the Diagnostic Radiology specialty. All certificates issued beginning in July 1, 2002 have a 10-year time limit.

American Osteopathic Board of Nuclear Medicine (AOBNM) certification process from May 18, 2006 forward for the Nuclear Medicine specialty.

American Board of Radiology (ABR) certification process from June 2006 to July 2012 for the Diagnostic Radiology certificates with the words "AU eligible" appearing above the ABR seal; and from July 2012 forward for the  Diagnostic Radiology certificates issued with the words "AU eligible" appearing above the ABR seal.  Additionally, the certificates issued from July 2012 forward will only be recognized for 4 years from the date of issuance.

§35.390

Training for use of unsealed byproduct material for which a written directive is required
American Board of Nuclear Medicine certification process from October 20, 2005 to 2007 and from 2007 to present for all physicians before and after these dates issued an ABNM certification with the word "United States" appearing under the certification number. *

American Board of Radiology (ABR) certification process from June 2007 to May 2012 for the Radiation Oncology specialty with the words "AU eligible" appearing above the ABR seal and from May 2012 to present for Radiation Oncology  specialty with the words "AU eligible" appearing above the ABR seal. Additionally, the certificates issued from May 2012 forward will only be recognized for 4 years from the date of issuance. *

American Osteopathic Board of Radiology (AOBR) certification process from May 1, 2007 forward for the Radiation Oncology specialty. All certificates issued since this date have a 10-year time limit. *

*Diplomates of this specialty board also satisfy the training and experience requirements in 10 CFR 35.392 and 35.394.

§35.392

Training for the oral administration of sodium iodide I-131 requiring a written directive in quantities less than or equal to 1.22 gigabecquerels (33 millicuries)
American Osteopathic Board of Radiology (AOBR) certification process from July 1, 2000 to June 30, 2002; from July 1, 2002 to June 30, 2012; and from July 1, 2012 forward for the Diagnostic Radiology specialty. All certificates issued beginning in July 1, 2002 have a 10-year time limit.

American Board of Radiology (ABR) certification process from June 2006 to July 2012 for the Diagnostic Radiology specialty certificates issued before and between these dates issued with the words "AU eligible" appearing above the ABR seal; and from July 2012 forward for the  Diagnostic Radiology certificates issued with the words "AU eligible" appearing above the ABR seal.  Additionally, the certificates issued from July 2012 forward will only be recognized for 4 years from the date of issuance.

Certification Board of Nuclear Endocrinology certification process from 2013 to present for all physicians issued a CBNE Nuclear Endocrinology – Low Dose certificate. [Note, the NRC does not recognize the CBNE certification process that awards certificates that say "Hereby certifies with the designation of Grandfathered."]

§35.394

Training for the oral administration of sodium iodide I-131 requiring a written directive in quantities greater than 1.22 gigabecquerels (33 millicuries)
American Board of Radiology (ABR) certification process from June 2011 to July 2012 for the Diagnostic Radiology certificates issued with the words "AU eligible" appearing above the ABR seal; and from July 2012 forward for the  Diagnostic Radiology certificates issued with the words "AU eligible" appearing above the ABR seal.  Additionally, the certificates issued in July 2012 forward will only be recognized for 4 years from the date of issuance.

Certification Board of Nuclear Endocrinology certification process from 2013 to present for all physicians issued a CBNE Nuclear Endocrinology – High Dose certificate. [Note, the NRC does not recognize the CBNE certification process that awards certificates that say "Hereby certifies with the designation of Grandfathered."]

American Osteopathic Board of Radiology (AOBR) certification process from July 1, 2012 forward for the Diagnostic Radiology specialty. All certificates issued since this date have a 10-year time limit.

§35.490

Training for use of manual brachytherapy sources
American Board of Radiology (ABR) certification process from June 2007 to May 2012 for the Radiation Oncology specialty with the words "AU eligible" appearing above the ABR seal; and from May 2012 to present Radiation Oncology specialty with the words "AU eligible" appearing above the ABR seal.  Additionally, the certificates issued after May 2012 will only be recognized for 4 years from the date of issuance.

American Osteopathic Board of Radiology (AOBR) certification process from May 1, 2007 forward for the Radiation Oncology specialty. All certificates issued since this date have a 10-year time limit.

§35.590 Training for use of sealed sources for diagnosis
None
§35.690

Training for use of remote afterloader units, teletherapy units, and gamma stereotactic radiosurgery units
American Board of Radiology (ABR) certification process from June 2007 to May 2012 for the Radiation Oncology specialty with the words "AU eligible" appearing above the ABR seal; and from May 2012 to present Radiation Oncology specialty with the words "AU eligible" appearing above the ABR seal.  Additionally, the certificates issued after May 2012 will only be recognized for 4 years from the date of issuance.

American Osteopathic Board of Radiology (AOBR) certification process from May 1, 2007 forward for the Radiation Oncology specialty. All certificates issued since this date have a 10-year time limit.

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