Initial Certification for Interventional Radiology

Initial Application and Fees

Last verified on September 17, 2021
 
After a candidate enters residency, their 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 this 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.
 

Fees

The ABR has an exam fee model. Candidates are charged an application fee, a Qualifying (Core) Exam fee, and two Certifying Exam fees. If a candidate does not fully pass the Qualifying (Core) Exam or 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 Type 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 Computer-based Exam Fee This fee is charged once you have passed your Qualifying (Core) Exam. This fee is due 60 days before your Certifying Computer-based Exam date. $640
Certifying Oral Exam Fee This fee is charged once you have passed your Qualifying (Core) Exam. This fee is due 60 days before your Certifying Oral Exam date. $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
Radioisotope Safety Exam (RISE) Application Fee This is the exam to achieve Authorized User Eligibility (AU-E) status. $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. Candidates who register for the Certifying Oral Exam and cancel fewer than 30 days before the exam date or do not show for the exam appointment will be charged a $400 cancellation/no show fee. Any exam fees paid will be 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 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.

Qualifying (Core) Exam Fee $1280
Certifying Computer-based Exam Fee $640
Certifying Oral 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