Calendar for Diagnostic Radiology

Exam Dates and Locations

Last verified on December 3, 2021

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 2021
Radioisotope Safety Exam (RISE) January 10 Remote August 1 - September 15 October 2021
DR Qualifying (Core) Exam June 1-3 and June 8-101 Remote PGY-2 March 2022
DR Subspecialty Exam: Neuroradiology September 22 Remote February 1 - April 30 July 2022
DR Subspecialty Exam: Pediatric Radiology September 23 Remote February 1 - April 30 July 2022
DR Certifying Exam September 30 Remote PGY-2 July 2022
DR Qualifying (Core) Exam November 1-3 Remote PGY-2 August 2022

1Two 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.