ACVR Examination

September 2018 Radiology Preliminary and Certifying Examination Applications

  • The application/reapplication and fee payment deadline for the September 2018 Radiology Preliminary and Certifying Examinations and the Radiation Oncology Certifying Examination is January 31, 2018. See Applications/Downloads in the right sidebar.
  • The Radiology Preliminary Examination is given online at regional testing cetners in September of each year.
  • The Radiology and Radiation Oncology Certifying Examinations are given in Rosemont, IL (Chicago) in September of each year. See 'Date & Location' in right sidebar menu for dates of respective examinations.
  • See Radiology Exam Applications/Downloads and RO Exam Applications/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 of the ACVR Societies to take ACVR examinations ($25 each for the Ultrasound, Nuclear Medicine, and Large Animal Diagnostic Imaging Societies and $30 for the CT/MRI Society). 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. ECVDI Diplomates should contact the ACVR Webmaster using the Contact Us email form for a special link to pay Society dues only to avoid a duplicate Journal subscription.

The American College of Veterinary Radiology administers the Radiology and Radiation Oncology Board Certification Examinations

  • Radiology - Separate Preliminary (Online) and Certifying (Oral) Examinations. The Preliminary Examination is taken 1 year prior to the Certifying Examination.
  • Radiation Oncology - Single All-Inclusive Written Certifying Examination.

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.