Calendar for Interventional 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.

2023

Description Date Location Application Period Registration Opens
IR/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
IR/DR Certifying Exam (Oral) Week of March 20 Remote PGY-22 December 2022
IR/DR Qualifying (Core) Exam May 31 - June 2 and
June 7-93
Remote PGY-2 March 2023
IR/DR Subspecialty Exam: Neuroradiology September 7 Remote February 1 - April 30 June 2023
IR/DR Subspecialty Exam: Pediatric Radiology September 8 Remote February 1 - April 30 June 2023
IR/DR Certifying Exam (Computer-based) September 27 Remote PGY-22 July 2023
IR/DR Certifying Exam (Oral) Week of October 16 Remote PGY-22 July 2023
IR/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.

2Candidates completing a VIR fellowship apply November 1 - February 28.

3Two administrations, each over three consecutive days.

 

MOC Exam

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