Initial Certification for Diagnostic Radiology

Exam Dates and Locations

Last verified on January 15, 2021
 

Initial Certification Exams

 
The ABR administers exams for each of its specialties and subspecialties. Starting in 2021, all ABR exams will be administered remotely. For information on the development of our remote exams, please click here.
 

2021

Description Date Location Registration Opens
DR Core Exam February 1-3 and February 8-101 Remote November 16, 2020
DR Certifying Exam April 5 Remote January
DR Subspecialty Exams (Neuroradiology, Nuclear Radiology, Pediatric Radiology) April 27 Remote February
DR Radioisotope Safety Exam (RISE) April 27 Remote February
DR Core Exam June 2-4 and June 7-91 Remote March
DR Certifying Exam September 1 Remote June
DR Subspecialty Exams (Neuroradiology, Nuclear Radiology, Pediatric Radiology) September 2 Remote June
DR Core Exam November 1-3 and November 8-101 Remote August
 

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.
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