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 a one-day oral exam administration has been added. 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 one-day exam.
The one-day 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 (Computer-based)||September 1||Remote||June 2021|
|IR/DR Subspecialty Exams (Neuroradiology, Nuclear Radiology, Pediatric Radiology)||September 2||Remote||June 2021|
|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.
|IR/DR Subspecialty Exam: Nuclear Radiology||January 10||Remote||October 2021|
|Radioisotope Safety Exam (RISE)||January 10||Remote||October 2021|
|IR/DR Certifying Exam (Oral)||April 81||Remote||December 2021|
|IR/DR Core Exam||June 1-3 and June 8-102||Remote||March 2022|
|IR/DR Subspecialty Exam: Neuroradiology||September 22||Remote||July 2022|
|IR/DR Subspecialty Exam: Pediatric Radiology||September 23||Remote||July 2022|
|IR/DR Certifying Exam (Computer-based)||September 29||Remote||July 2022|
|IR/DR Certifying Exam (Oral)||October 26-28||Remote||July 2022|
|IR/DR Core Exam||November 1-3||Remote||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 one-day exam.
2Two administrations, each over three consecutive days.