National Medical Radiation Practice Exam

Due to restrictions on travel and congregation in response to COVID-19, the Medical Radiation Practice examinations will be conducted remotely. Please review the Frequently Asked Questions (FAQ) here.

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 
(264 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.


    2022 SCHEDULE :

    • Monday 31 Jan till Friday 4 Feb
      Exam registration period – Mon 10 Jan till Fri 21 Jan
    • Monday 18 Apr till Friday 22 Apr
      Exam registration period – Mon 28 Mar till Fri 8 Apr
    • Monday 18 Jul till Friday 22 Jul 
      Exam registration period – Mon 27 Jun till Fri 8 Jul
    • Monday 24 Oct till Friday 28 Oct
      Exam registration period – Mon 3 Oct till Fri 14 Oct
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