Initial Certification for Interventional Radiology

IR/DR Certifying Exam Scoring and Results

Last verified on December 16, 2021
 

Exam Scoring

All ABR exam scoring is criterion referenced, meaning that a passing standard is established in advance of the exam. The exam is not graded on a curve, and there is no set percentage of failures.
  • Each component of the exam (computer-based and oral) is scored separately as pass/fail.
  • To achieve an overall pass result, a candidate must pass both the computer-based and oral components of the exam.
  • Candidates who fail the exam may re-examine in the computer-based and/or oral component(s) of the exam as needed.
 

Exam Results Posting

Candidates will be notified of their results for the computer-based component of the IR/DR Certifying Exam approximately one month after the exam. Candidates will be notified of their results for the oral component of the IR/DR Certifying Exam approximately two weeks after the last day of the exam.  

Certifying (Oral) Exam – Feedback Request

  • The deadline for requesting feedback is 60 days after the date a candidate’s results were posted for his or her review.
  • The intent of the feedback is to provide a candidate with a general indication regarding areas of weakness; it is not an opportunity to revise scoring.
  • The fee for feedback is $250.
  • To request exam feedback, complete the form located here.
  • Results will be sent to the candidate by email. Please allow four to six weeks for a response.
 

Certifying (Oral) Exam Results

First-Time Takers (Residents Only)
Year Percentage Passed Total Examinees
2017 94 263
2018 90 319
2019 89 340
2021 (Spring) 92 309
2021 (Fall) 86 295