Initial Certification for Interventional Radiology

Prerequisites and Registration

Last verified on July 27, 2017
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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

Candidates must submit a complete registration form from February 1 to March 31. For the month of April, an additional late fee will be applied for late registration.
Registration is open to candidates who are completing their final year of an IR/DR residency program. These candidates must take both the computer-based and oral portions of the exam.
Registration is also open to diplomates who hold ABR certification in diagnostic radiology. These candidates will take only the oral portion of the exam.

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