Initial Certification for Interventional Radiology

Exam Dates and Locations

Last verified on January 22, 2021
 

Initial Certification Exams

 
The ABR administers exams for each of its specialties and subspecialties. Starting in 2021, all ABR exams will be administered remotely. For information on the development of our remote exams, please click here.
 

2021

Description Date Location Registration Opens
IR/DR Core Exam February 1-3 and February 8-101 Remote November 16, 2020
IR/DR Certifying Exam (Computer-based) April 5 Remote January
IR/DR Subspecialty Exams (Neuroradiology, Nuclear Radiology, Pediatric Radiology) April 27 Remote February
IR/DR Certifying Exam (Oral)
Registration is limited to candidates eligible for the 2020 Exam.
May 12-14 Remote January
IR/DR Core Exam June 2-4 and June 7-91 Remote March
IR/DR Certifying Exam (Computer-based) September 1 Remote June
IR/DR Subspecialty Exams (Neuroradiology, Nuclear Radiology, Pediatric Radiology) September 2 Remote June
IR/DR Certifying Exam (Oral)
Registration is limited to candidates eligible for the 2021 Exam.
October 17-20 Remote June
IR/DR Core Exam November 1-3 and November 8-101 Remote August
 

1Two 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.