Initial Certification for Radiation Oncology

Initial Certification

Last verified on July 28, 2017
As you progress through your residency and after completion of training, you will take two exams to gain initial certification in radiation oncology: the computer-based Qualifying Exam and the oral Certifying Exam.  

The Exam

The computer-based Qualifying Exam consists of three individual parts:
1) Medical Physics for Radiation Oncology
2) Radiation and Cancer Biology
3) Clinical Radiation Oncology
The exam is given one time annually in July at Pearson VUE Test Centers.
The oral Certifying Exam is taken after completion of training. The exam is offered one time annually in May or June at a hotel in Louisville, Kentucky.
 

Recognition and MOC

Recognition of Successful Candidates

Successful ABR candidates are awarded a continuous ABR specialty certificate in radiation oncology.

Maintenance of Certification

Continuous certification in radiation oncology is contingent upon meeting the requirements of the ABR’s Maintenance of Certification (MOC) program. For MOC program details, please see the radiation oncology MOC page.
Questions related to these or other board certification issues can be addressed to information@theabr.org, or by calling (520) 790-2900.
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