Initial Certification for Interventional Radiology

Exam Dates and Locations

Last verified on September 17, 2021
 

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.

 

 

2021

Description Date Location Registration Opens
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.

 

 

 

2022

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.

 

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.