Initial Certification for Radiation Oncology

Prerequisites and Registration

Last verified on July 28, 2017


  • Pass all three parts of the computer-based Qualifying Exam
  • Complete 60 months of approved training (PGY 1 plus 48 months of radiation oncology residency)
  • Document in myABR a valid state or provincial medical license
Candidates who have met these prerequisites by September 30 may be scheduled for the oral Certifying Exam for the next year in which the exam will be given.  


Registration for the oral Certifying Exam is by ABR invitation only.
Eligible candidates will receive an exam invitation approximately five months prior to the exam. The invitation will provide instructions and details on how to register for the exam.