Answer to Question #10987 Submitted to "Ask the Experts"

Category: Health Physics Society and AAHP

The following question was answered by an expert in the appropriate field:


I am a student member of the Health Physics Society (HPS). What are the best resources to prepare/study for CHP (certified health physicist) status?


First, thank you for your inquiry. I think it is great that you are inquiring about certification already as a student member of the HPS.

The HPS sponsors a LinkedIn webpage that caters to health physicists. If you sign up and look under "Discussions" on that page, you will find a very recent discussion about the very topic of your interest. In reviewing that discussion, you will find references to just about all resources I could imagine to help one prepare for the certification exam.

Additionally, you should make use of the HPS website, particularly, the "Toolbox for Health Physicists" and the American Board of Health Physics website. Within the "Toolbox for Health Physicists" you will find an extensive set of previous certification exams and sample answers that I think you will find very useful.

In the HPS newsletter each month, we provide a listing of training courses, many of which would be applicable to studying for the certification exam.

Best wishes for success in pursuit of your CHP.

Howard Dickson, CHP
Web Operations Editor in Chief

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