Initial Certification for Radiation Oncology

Initial Application and Fees

Last verified on April 9, 2021
After a candidate enters residency, his or her program director or coordinator will submit his or her name, photo, and email address to the ABR as a new resident in the training program.
When that information is received, the ABR will send the candidate an email notification with instructions for logging in to myABR to begin the application process. Please see Resident Registration Checklist.
If a candidate has not already registered:
  • Applications are accepted by the ABR July 1 – October 31. (The application fee is due at the time of application.)
  • Applications are reviewed by the ABR in the order they are received.
 

Fees

The ABR has an exam fee model. Candidates are charged an application fee, a Qualifying Exam fee, and a Certifying Exam fee. If a candidate does not fully pass the computer-based Qualifying Exam or the oral Certifying Exam on the first administration, a one-time re-exam fee may apply. Fees must be paid in myABR. Please note, application and exam fees are not refundable.
Fee Description Amount
Application Fee Due with submission of your application $640
Qualifying Exam Fee This fee is charged when your application for certification has been approved and is due 60 days before your Qualifying Exam. This fee covers all three parts of the exam. $1280
Certifying Exam Fee This fee is charged after you pass all three parts of the Qualifying Exam and is due 60 days before your Certifying Exam. $1280
 Re-exam Fee* If you do not fully pass an exam, a re-exam fee will be charged for each exam that is retaken. $640
 

Additional Fees

If a candidate registers for an exam and cancels 30 days or more prior to the exam date, any exam fees paid will be applied to his or her next eligible exam. If he or she registers for an exam and cancel fewer than 30 days prior to the exam date or does not show for the exam appointment, he or she forfeits any exam fees paid.
Payment in full or partial payments of $100 or more 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 payment is declined for any reason, a $100 processing fee will be assessed.  

Fees After Board Eligibility Ends

Once initial board eligibility ends, a candidate may submit a second application for an additional board eligibility period.
Second Board Eligibility Period Fees
No application fee is charged for a second board eligibility period.
Fee Description Amount
Qualifying Exam Fee $1280
Certifying Exam Fee $1280
 Re-exam Fee If you do not fully pass an exam, a re-exam fee will be charged to retake that specific exam. This is a one-time re-exam fee for each exam that is retaken. $640
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