Initial Certification for Radiation Oncology

Initial Certification

Last verified on August 25, 2020
As candidates progress through their residency and after completion of training, they 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
Eligible candidates can take the oral Certifying Exam in the calendar year following  completion of training if they have passed all individual parts of the Qualifying Exam.
 

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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