IC DR Dates/Locations
New! Information about the ABR Exam Experience
Fees, Dates and Locations
|2013||June 9-12||Diagnostic Radiology Full and Conditioned Oral Exam in Louisville, KY|
|2013||September 9-10||Diagnostic Radiology (computer-based) Exam, administered at Pearson VUE Test Centers|
|2013||September 30 - October 3||Diagnostic Radiology Core Exam, Chicago Exam Center, Tucson Exam Center|
|2013||October 27-28||Diagnostic Radiology Full and Conditioned Oral Exam in Louisvillle, KY|
|2014||March 3||Radioisotope Safety Exam (RISE) (formerly NRC AU-Eligibility Exam), administered at Pearson VUE Test Centers|
|2014||May 18-21||Diagnostic Radiology Full and Conditioned Oral Exam in Louisville, KY|
|2014||June 9-10; June 12-13||Diagnostic Radiology Core Exam at Chicago Exam Center, Tucson Exam Center|
|2014||October 20-21||Diagnostic Radiology Core Exam #2 at Chicago Exam Center, Tucson Exam Center|
|2014||November 9-10||Diagnostic Radiology Full and Conditioned Oral Exam in Louisville, KY|
Please note that fees are subject to change.
IMG Alternative Pathway candidates: Click here for fees.
If your residency start date is ON OR AFTER July 1, 2010
After you enter residency, your program director or coordinator will submit your name and email address to the ABR as a new resident in the training program.
When your information is received, the ABR will send you a notification and information for logging on to your personal database (myABR) to begin the registration process.
If you have not already registered:
- Registrations are accepted by the ABR July 1 - November 30 (no fee due at time of registration).
- Registrations are reviewed by the ABR December 1 – December 31.
- Registration approval notification is sent in January of the year following your registration.
Effective January 1, 2014, your annual fee will be $625. Please note that this fee is not refundable and will be higher if you do not register in PGY2.
The following tables show additional fees that may apply.
|Late Registration Fee||Registration form not filed by due date.||$400|
|Late Payment Fee||Annual fee not paid by due date.||$100|
|Initial Qualification Exam Cancellation Fee||Cancelled appointment after registering for testing site and scheduling exam.||$400|
|Initial Qualification Exam No-Show Fee||Did not appear for exam after registering for testing site and scheduling exam.||$3050|
|Oral Exam Cancellation Fee, up to 20 days before exam||Cancelled oral exam up to 20 days before exam. You will be notified if you need to pay this.||$400|
|Oral Exam Cancellation Fee, 19 days or fewer before exam or did not appear||Cancelled oral exam 19 days or fewer before exam. You will be notified if you need to pay this.||$3050|
|Re-exam fee||If you fail an exam, a re-exam fee may be assessed.||$750|
Payment may be made by VISA™, MasterCard™ or American Express™ only. If your payment is declined for any reason, there will be a $100 processing fee.
As part of our efforts to improve the certification process, the ABR has replaced the three “opportunities” for examination participation per application with time limits for board eligibility. This gives candidates more flexibility in managing their examination process.
According to the ABR’s Board Eligibility Policy, enacted in 2012, candidate applications no longer will expire due to a limited number of opportunities to take exams. Instead, candidates may continue the certification process throughout their board eligibility period.
Beginning July 1, 2013, all DR candidates out of training and in the initial qualifying / oral exam process will be charged an annual fee in order to continue participating in the certification process.* Assuming no outstanding fees are owed, one initial certifying examination may be attempted every year at no additional charge. If a second initial certification examination is taken in the same calendar year, a re-examination fee will be charged. Individuals may continue to participate in the certification process until their board eligibility period terminates. All DR candidates will be invoiced annually until certification is obtained or until board eligibility expires, whichever occurs first.
For DR, the termination dates for board eligibility status are listed in the table below.
End of Training
Termination of Board Eligibility
2004 or before
December 31, 2014
December 31, 2015
December 31, 2016
2011 and afterward
Six full calendar years from end of training
Please be aware that all initial certification fees, including but not limited to outstanding annual fees, late fees, and additional examination fees, must be paid in full before registering and participating in any ABR initial certification examination.
*Please note that in order to continue the certification process, we require all candidates to sign the Candidate and Diplomate Agreement by logging in to myABR at https://www.myabr.theabr.org.