RPA 2000 is a non-profit making company, set up in the year 2000, solely for the purpose of certifying competence in ionising and non-ionising radiation protection practice.

Impact of Covid-19 and Extension of Certificate Expiry Dates
With the agreement of the relevant regulators, where appropriate, RPA2000 will extend by six months all RPA, RWA and LPA Certificates of Competence with an original expiry date on or before 31st March 2021. This is in response to the reduced opportunities for relevant CPD activities currently being experienced. All Certificate of Competence holders to whom this applies will be contacted by RPA2000.

MPE Transition Scheme Now Open

Applications are now invited for the Transition Scheme (administered by IPEM) for those on the list to be added to the list of those holding an MPE Certificate of Competence issued by RPA2000.  Closing date: 31st August 2021. Applications received after this date will not be processed and these individuals will no longer be entitled to act as a Medical Physics Expert.

Implementation of IRR17
RPA certificate holders who have been issued with a Certificate of Competence under IRR99 are advised that the certificate will continue to be valid up to its declared expiry date.

For initial (new) applications for an RPA Certificate of Competence, continue using the existing guidance and proformas on the RPA2000 website. This will also mean acceptance of evidence gained by applicants within the preceding 5 years that may reference IRR99. Where IRR17 differs significantly from IRR99 then annotate your evidence explaining how that evidence meets the requirements of IRR17.