ACVR Examination

The American College of Veterinary Radiology administers two separate Board Certification Examinations in September of each year:

  • Radiology - Separate Preliminary (Written) and Certifying (Oral) Examinations.
  • Radiation Oncology - Single All-Inclusive Written Certifying Examination.

Examination Application Deadline

  • The application/reapplication and fee payment deadline for the Radiology Preliminary and Certifying Examinations and the Radiation Oncology Examination is January 31st of each year.
  • The examinations are given in September of each year in Rosemont (Chicago), IL. See 'Location' in right sidebar menu for dates of respective examinations.
  • See Radiology Exam Downloads and RO Exam Downloads for examination applications and objectives.
  • See the examination appllications themselves for instructions on how to pay examintion fees.
  • NOTE: ECVDI Diplomates must join one or more ACVR Societies to take ACVR examinations. ECVDI Diplomates need to pay Society dues only since they already receive the Journal. See the section pertaining to ECVDI Diplomates on the Join an ACVR Society page. After joining one or more Societies, please contact the ACVR Webmaster using the Contact Us email form so that we can list you as an ECVDI Diplomate in your profile.

These examinations are designed to:

  • Protect the public against incompetence in the practice of radiology and radiation oncology by conducting examinations to determine the competence of voluntary candidates for certificates issued by the College.
  • Confer certification upon candidates who have successfully demonstrated their proficiency in the field of veterinary radiology or radiation oncology.

An ACVR Diplomate (Board-Certified Radiologist or Radiation Oncologist) is a veterinarian who has received advanced training in radiology and/or radiation oncology and has passed the American College of Veterinary Radiology Board Certification Examination in one or both specialties.