Exam Dates and Locations
Initial Certification Exams
The ABR administers exams for each of its specialties and subspecialties. Exams are administered remotely; for more information, please click here.
The following table includes the 2022 exam schedule. Please note that an oral exam administration has been added in April. While this additional date is intended for candidates who must miss the main exam administration, or those who conditioned or failed a prior attempt, anyone who is eligible to sit for an oral exam may choose the April exam.
The April oral exam administration will have limited registration availability. Candidates are strongly encouraged to take the main oral exam administration unless they have an unavoidable life event.
|IR/DR Certifying Exam (Oral)Registration is limited to candidates eligible for the 2021 Exam.||October 17-20||Remote||June 2021|
|IR/DR Core Exam||November 1-3 and November 8-101||Remote||August 2021|
1Two administrations, each over three consecutive days.
|Description||Date||Location||Application Period||Registration Opens|
|IR/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|
|IR/DR Certifying Exam (Oral)||April 81||Remote||PGY-23||December 2021|
|IR/DR Core Exam||June 1-3 and June 8-102||Remote||PGY-2||March 2022|
|IR/DR Subspecialty Exam: Neuroradiology||September 22||Remote||February 1 - April 30||July 2022|
|IR/DR Subspecialty Exam: Pediatric Radiology||September 23||Remote||February 1 - April 30||July 2022|
|IR/DR Certifying Exam (Computer-based)||September 29||Remote||PGY-23||July 2022|
|IR/DR Certifying Exam (Oral)||October 26-28||Remote||PGY-23||July 2022|
|IR/DR Core Exam||November 1-3||Remote||PGY-2||August 2022|
1While this additional date is intended for candidates who must miss the main exam administration, or those who conditioned or failed a prior attempt, anyone who is eligible to sit for an oral exam may choose the April administration.
2Two administrations, each over three consecutive days.
3Candidates completing a VIR fellowship apply November 1 - February 28.