Certification is open to clinicians who interpret bone densitometry examinations and includes physicians, certified nurse practitioners, certified physician assistants, fellows, residents, and PhD’s that are doing research in the field of bone densitometry. 

Clinicians must be in good standing with their medical licensing board. Fellows/Residents must have their Program Director acknowledge their good standing in the Fellow/Resident program. Applicants are asked to download and review the CCD® Handbook.

Applying for the exam:

    • All communication with candidate will be handled via e-mail only.
    • The name on your application MUST match your ID.
    • The application MUST be complete with registration fee and if you are a Resident or a Fellow, a signature from the candidate’s director.
    • The candidate will also be required to read the following statements and agreements in full and digitally sign their agreement to all statements listed within the document.
    • Once the candidate’s application has been reviewed and accepted, candidates will be sent an eligibility confirmation through email from PSI (no-reply@psiexams.com). After receiving the eligibility confirmation email, the candidate is responsible for contacting PSI to schedule their appointment.

Examination Results:

Candidates will be notified in writing with a pass/fail score within four to six weeks following the date of the examination via postal service delivery. No results will be provided by telephone, fax, or email. Scores are released ONLY to the individual candidate.

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Certified Clinical Densitometrist (CCD®) is accredited by the National Commission for Certifying Agencies (NCCA) professional designation awarded to clinicians who meet specified knowledge requirements measured through a standardized testing process for the interpretation of bone densitometry. Successful candidates can use the CCD® designation after their names. This is a five-year certification. The CCD® Exam is offered at computer-based PSI locations worldwide.

The CCD Exam will have a total of 125 multiple choice questions, 100 scored and 25 pretest questions. Participants have three hours to complete the exam. The ISCD CCD® examination consists of multiple choice questions based on 5 Content Outline domains.

Fee Schedule:

DesignationFull & Professional MemberCommunity & Non-Member
CCD Exam Fee$300.00$625.00
CCD Exam Re-test Fee$125.00$200.00
CCD Maintenance of Certification (MOC)$0$125.00
Certification Certificate Reprint Fee$10.00$20.00

Exam Cancellation, Transfer and “No Show” Policy

The cancellation fee is $50.00. Individuals who are a “No Show” for scheduled exams will not be refunded or transferred and must submit a new application to sit for the exam.

All Fees are in US Dollars.