Initial Certification for Diagnostic Radiology

Initial Application and Fees

Last verified on September 17, 2021
 
 
After a candidate enters residency, his or her program director or coordinator will submit the candidate’s name and email address to the ABR as a new resident in the training program.
 
When the information is received, the ABR will send the candidate a notification and information for logging in to myABR to begin the application process. Please see Resident Registration Checklist.
 
If a candidate has not already applied:
 
  • Applications are accepted by the ABR July 1 - October 31. (The application fee is due at the time of registration.)
  • Applications are reviewed by the ABR in the order they are received.
 
 

Fees

 
The ABR has an exam fee model. Candidates are charged an application fee, a Qualifying (Core) Exam fee, and a Certifying Exam fee. If a candidate does not fully pass the Qualifying (Core) Exam or the Certifying Exam on the first administration, a one-time re-exam fee will apply to retake that exam. Please note that all fees are subject to change.
 
Fees must be paid within myABR.
 
Please note that application and exam fees are not refundable.
 
Fee Description Amount
Application Fee Due with submission of your application. $640
Qualifying (Core) Exam Fee This fee is charged once your application has been approved. This fee is due 60 days before your Qualifying (Core) Exam date. $1280
Certifying Exam Fee This fee is charged once you have passed your Qualifying (Core) Exam. This fee is due 60 days before your Certifying Exam date. $1280
Re-exam Fee If you do not fully pass an exam, a one-time re-exam fee will be charged to retake that exam. $640
Radioisotope Safety Exam (RISE) Application Fee Exam to achieve Authorized User Eligibility (AU-E). $220
 
Candidates who register for an exam and cancel or do not show for the exam will have any paid exam fees applied to their next eligible exam.
 
Payment in full or partial payments of $100 or more may be made by Visa™, MasterCard™, American Express™, or eCheck only (U.S. currency). Payment by cashier's check or money order will not be accepted. If payment is declined for any reason, a $100 processing fee will be assessed.  
 

Fees After Board Eligibility Ends

 

Once initial board eligibility ends, a candidate may submit a second application for an additional board eligibility period.

Second Board Eligibility Period Fees

No application fee is charged for a second board eligibility period.

Fee Description Amount
Qualifying (Core) Exam Fee $1280
Certifying Exam Fee $1280
Re-exam Fee If you do not fully pass an exam, a one-time re-exam fee will be assessed to retake that exam. $640
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