Initial Certification for Interventional Radiology

Prerequisites and Registration

Last verified on June 22, 2018
 

Prerequisites

To be eligible to take the diagnostic radiology/interventional radiology certifying exam, you must meet the following minimum requirements:
  • Be current with all your ABR fees and pay all annual fees before the date of the exam
  • Hold an active state or provincial (Canadian) medical license
  • Be board eligible
  • Have an active application with the ABR
  • Successfully complete your IR residency
  • Pass the Core Exam
If you are already certified in diagnostic radiology, you will take only the oral portion of the interventional radiology certifying exam. You must meet the following requirements:
  • Be current with all your ABR fees and pay all annual fees before the date of the exam
  • Hold an active state or provincial (Canadian) medical license
 

Registration

This Interventional Radiology section contains information intended only for candidates in an IR residency program. If you have completed a diagnostic radiology residency and are a past, current, or future vascular and interventional fellow, please refer to the Vascular and Interventional Radiology section for information about the requirements for this pathway.
Registration is open to candidates who are finishing their final year of an IR/DR residency program. These candidates must take both the computer-based and oral portions of the exam.
The IR/DR exam is completed by invitation only. Eligible candidates will receive an invitation via email three to four months prior to the exam. The email will direct candidates to the registration site, where they may choose their exam location, date, and time. To ensure they receive the email invitation, candidates should confirm that their contact information is up to date in myABR.

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