Initial Certification for Radiation Oncology

Initial Application and Fees

Last verified on June 19, 2017
After you enter residency, your program director or coordinator will submit your name, photo, and email address to the ABR as a new resident in the training program.
When your information is received, the ABR will send you an email notification with instructions for logging on to myABR to begin the application process.
If you have not already registered:
  • Applications are accepted by the ABR July 1 – September 30 (the first annual fee is due at the time of application).
  • Late applications are accepted by the ABR October 1 – October 31 for a $400 late fee.
  • Applications are reviewed by the ABR in the order they are received.
 

Annual Program Fees

Annual fees are charged for every year you are in the initial certification process, beginning with your first year of residency. If you do not fully pass the computer-based and oral exams on the first administration, additional exam fees may apply.
You will be sent your annual invoice in July of each year, as long as you are in the initial certification process. The fee amount is subject to adjustment by the ABR each year. Fees must be paid on myABR. Please note that this fee is not refundable and will be higher if you do not apply in PGY2.
Fee Description Amount
Annual Fee Charged every year that candidates are in the initial certification process, beginning with first year of residency $640
Annual Fee Late Payment Charged if annual fee not paid by due date $100
Late Application Fee Charged if initial application fee is not paid prior to September 30 of PGY 2 year. $400
 Re-exam Fee* If you do not fully pass an exam, a re-exam fee may be charged. $640
 

Additional Fees

The following table shows additional fees that may apply.
Category Fee Type Description Amount
Computer-based Exam Cancellation Fee (prior to exam date) Cancelled appointment after registering for testing site and scheduling exam.* $300
Computer-based Exam Exam No-Show Fee Did not appear for exam after registering for testing site and scheduling exam.* $500
Oral Exam Cancellation Fee (20 days or more before exam) Cancelled 20 days or more before exam.* $400
Oral Exam Cancellation or No-show Fee (19 days or fewer before exam) Cancelled 19 days or fewer before exam or did not show.* $3200
All Exams Re-exam Fee** If you do not fully pass an exam, a re-exam fee may be assessed.* $640
*Payment is required to continue during the initial certification process. Any exam fees paid for the cancelled/missed administration will be applied to the next exam attempt; however, a new annual fee may be due in the interim.
**Administration fee is included and nonrefundable.
Payment may be made by Visa™, Mastercard™, American Express™, or eCheck only (U.S. currency). Payment by cashier’s check or money order will not be accepted. If your payment is declined for any reason, you will be charged a $100 processing fee.  

Fees After the Standard Five-year Billing Schedule

All RO candidates out of training are charged an annual fee to continue participating in the initial certification process. Assuming no outstanding fees are owed, one initial certifying exam may be attempted every year at no additional charge. Individuals may continue to participate in the initial certification process until their board eligibility period terminates. All RO candidates will be invoiced annually until certification is obtained or until board eligibility expires, whichever occurs first.
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