Calendar for Diagnostic Radiology

Exam Dates and Locations

Last verified on November 21, 2022


Initial Certification Exams


The ABR administers exams for each of its specialties and subspecialties. Exams are administered remotely; for more information, please click here.


Description Date Location Application Period Registration Opens
DR Subspecialty Exam: Nuclear Radiology January 10 Remote July 1 - September 30 October November 20221
Radioisotope Safety Exam (RISE) January 10 Remote August 1 - September 30 October November 20221
DR Qualifying (Core) Exam May 31 - June 2 and
June 7-92
Remote PGY-2 March 2023
DR Subspecialty Exam: Neuroradiology September 7 Remote February 1 - April 30 June 2023
DR Subspecialty Exam: Pediatric Radiology September 8 Remote February 1 - April 30 June 2023
DR Certifying Exam September 28-29 Remote PGY-2 July 2023
DR Qualifying (Core) Exam November 15-17 Remote PGY-2 August 2023
Radioisotope Safety Exam (RISE) December 5 Remote August 1-31 October 2023

1Registration for this exam has been delayed to allow time for enhancements to the candidate experience to be incorporated. The date of the exam has not changed.

2Two administrations, each over three consecutive days.


MOC Exam

Please Note: Beginning in 2018, diagnostic radiology (DR) diplomates who need to take a traditional MOC Exam will take the DR Certifying Exam. If a Subspecialty MOC Exam is needed, DR diplomates will take the DR Certifying Exam and select the subspecialty area for all elective modules.