Initial Certification for Radiation Oncology


Last verified on June 19, 2017

(Computer-based Exams Only)

Longstanding ABR policy dictates that absolutely no personal  electronic, computing, or calculator devices are permitted in the exam areas, including any devices capable of sending or receiving electronic messages.
For the convenience of our candidates, an emulated version of the TI-30XS calculator is available in the Pearson VUE exam interface. It is strongly recommended that candidates familiarize themselves with its operation and the Pearson VUE® testing interface. To do so, please visit: and click the link for the “Computer-Based Testing Tutorial” on the “Downloads” section.
Please note that the calculator provided during the exam is a software program designed to emulate the handheld TI-30XS, not the actual handheld device itself. Although the calculator provided will be a software program, it may be helpful to obtain the actual device prior to the test and practice with it, as the calculator in the exam will look and function very similarly to the handheld model.
For all computer-based exams, calculator software is embedded in the computer functionality, and practice time (or links) are provided. In the unlikely event that the embedded software is not available or malfunctions, hand-held calculators may be made available. Where possible, the model and manufacturer of any hand-held devices will be provided in advance.
In the unlikely event that the embedded calculator software malfunctions, candidates must notify an on-site exam monitor immediately to either correct the problem or to file an incident report with the ABR office. Notifications of malfunctions not reported to the on-site monitors will not be considered as actionable by the Board.