Certified Clinical Densitometry (CCD®)

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 and via paper and pencil at designated ISCD pre-selected sites. The exam is comprised of 125 questions. Participants have three hours to complete the exam. The ISCD CCD® examination consists of multiple-choice questions based on 5 Content Outline domains.


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 2020 CCD Handbook and application.

What you need to know before 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 (schedule@goamp.com). After receiving the eligibility confirmation email, the candidate is responsible for contacting PSI to schedule their appointment.
  • Approval for paper and pencil exams will be sent directly from ISCD.

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

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