National Medical Radiation Practice Exam

Some individuals will be required to sit an examination prior to the Board deciding an application for registration, while others may be required to sit the exam as part of the requirements of registration. The Board uses the examination as a consistent and objective measure of a practitioner’s cognitive capacity to demonstrate the minimum applied knowledge necessary for general registration.

The Board may use an examination

  • before deciding an application for registration
  • where a practitioner is not qualified for general registration
  • where a practitioner is returning to practice after an extended break from practice
  • where there are concerns about a supervised practitioner’s capacity for safe practise
  • for practitioners who are granted limited registration  

The examination is based on the Professional capabilities for medical radiation practice, which describe the entry level professional capabilities for the three divisions of medical radiation practice.  

Questions or queries about the national examination should be directed to 

Examination resources

Document name PDF  Accessible format  Date of effect 
National Examination guidelines  PDF 
(384 KB) 
Word version 
1 December 2015 
Professional capabilities for medical radiation practice  PDF (152 KB)   Word version
(414 KB,DOCX) 
 1 November 2013

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Examination portal

Access the Examination Portal to set up your examination account and take a practice test. Your account will be reviewed and activated within five working days.

An active examination account is required before you can register to sit the National Medical Radiation Practice Exam. Please note the specific registration periods that apply to the examination schedule.



  • Monday 4  - Friday 8 FEBRUARY
    Register: Mon 14 Jan - Fri 25 Jan
  • Monday 22 - Friday 26 APRIL
    Register: Mon 1 Apr - Fri 12 Apr
  • Monday 22 - Friday 26 JULY
    Register: Mon 1 Jul - Fri 12 Jul
  • Monday 28 Oct - Friday 1 NOVEMBER
    Register: Mon 7 Oct - Fri 18 Oct
  • 2020 SCHEDULE :

    • Monday 3 Feb till Friday 7 Feb
      Exam registration period – Mon 13 Jan till Fri 24 Jan
    • Monday 20 April till Friday 24 April
      Exam registration period – Mon 30 March till Wed 8 April
    • Monday 20 July till Friday 24 July
      Exam registration period – Mon 29 June till Fri 10 July
    • Monday 26 Oct till Friday 30 Oct
      Exam registration period – Mon 5 Oct till Friday 16 Oct
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