Initial Certification for Diagnostic Radiology

Initial Application and Fees

Last verified on May 13, 2020
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 first annual fee is due at the time of registration).
  • Applications are reviewed by the ABR in the order they are received.

Annual Fees

Annual fees are charged for every year a candidate is in the initial certification process, beginning with the first year of residency. If a candidate does not fully pass the Core or Certifying exam on the first administration, additional exam fees will apply. Please note that all fees are subject to change.
Fees must be paid within myABR.
Please note that the annual fee is not refundable.
Fee Description Amount
Annual Fee Charged every year that candidates are in the initial certification process. $640
Annual Fee Late Payment Charged if annual fee is not paid by March 1 each year. $100
Re-exam Fee* If a candidate does not fully pass an exam, a re-exam fee may be assessed. $640
Radioisotope Safety Exam (RISE) Application Fee Exam to achieve Authorized User Eligibility (AU-E). $220
*Administration fee is included and is nonrefundable.  

Additional Fees

If a candidate registers for an exam and cancels 30 days or more prior to the exam date, any exam fees paid will be applied to his or her next eligible exam. If a candidate registers for an exam and cancels fewer than 30 days prior to the exam or does not show for the exam appointment, he or she forfeits any exam fees paid.
Payment 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 the Standard Five-year Billing Schedule

All candidates out of training are charged an annual fee to continue participating in the certification process. Assuming no outstanding fees are owed, one initial Certifying Exam may be attempted every year at no additional charge. If a second initial certification exam is taken in the same calendar year, a re-exam fee will be charged. Individuals may continue to participate in the certification process until their board eligibility period terminates. All candidates will be invoiced annually until certification is obtained or until board eligibility expires, whichever occurs first.
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