Prerequisites and Registration
Last verified on February 14, 2022
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To be eligible to take the Qualifying Exam, residents must meet the following minimum requirements:
- Have submitted an initial application by October 31 of the year before they plan to take the exam
- Be current with all ABR fees and pay all annual fees before the date of the exam
To be eligible to take the Certifying Exam, candidates must have passed all three qualifying exam parts and be, at a minimum, in the calendar year following completion of their residency training. All additional documentation requirements must be met.
The Medical Physics for Radiation Oncology and the Radiation and Cancer Biology parts of the Qualifying Exam are currently offered annually in July. The Clinical Radiation Oncology part of the Qualifying Exam is currently offered annually in May. Eligible candidates will receive an exam invitation approximately three months prior to the exam.