Requirements and Registration
Last verified on February 9, 2021
Diplomates must successfully complete one year of fellowship training (after residency) in a neuroradiology program accredited by the ACGME or by the RCPSC (Canada). They must also complete one year of practice or additional approved training, with at least one-third of that year spent in neuroradiology. Diplomates who successfully completed their training before 2019 will have 10 calendar years or until December 31, 2024, whichever comes first, to obtain certification. Those who complete their training in 2019 or later will have six calendar years.
- Fellowship position must be ACGME-accredited.
- Fellowship training must be documented by letter from the program director.
- Practice experience must be verified by letter from the chief of service or department chairman.
- Evidence of a current state medical license with an expiration date must be provided.
- Before submitting a subspecialty registration, any outstanding ABR fees must be paid in full.
Leaves of Absence
Leaves of absence and vacation may be granted to fellows at the discretion of the program director in accordance with local rules. Depending on the length of absence granted by the program, the required period of graduate medical education may be extended accordingly. Fellowship program directors and their institutional GME offices determine the need for extension of fellowship training. Therefore, it is not up to the ABR to determine graduation dates for individual residents.
Alternate Pathway to Subspecialty Certification
To view the alternate pathway, click here
The standard registration window for the Neuroradiology Subspecialty Exam is February 1 through April 30. The application form is available here
Recognition and MOC
Recognition of Successful Diplomates
Successful ABR Diplomates are awarded a continuous ABR subspecialty certificate in neuroradiology.
Maintenance of Certification
Continuous subspecialty certification in neuroradiology is contingent upon meeting the requirements of the ABR’s Maintenance of Certification (MOC) program. For MOC program details, please see the MOC page