Certification Exam


To be eligible for subspecialty certification in Neuroradiology, candidates must meet the criteria below:

  • Hold primary AOBR certification in Diagnostic Radiology.
  • Have completed one year of formal, AOA-approved concentrated study in Neuroradiology.
  • Hold an unrestricted license to practice in a state or territory.
  • Adhere to the AOA Code of Ethics.


At the time of application, you must submit the following to the AOBR:

  • A completed application.
  • Examination fee.
  • Copy of your current state medical license.

Exam Fees

An examination fee of $900 must accompany your completed application. No application will be considered complete until all fees have been paid.

If an applicant fails the exam, the fee for re-examination is $500.

Exam Dates and Deadlines

The Neuroradiology Subspecialty Certification Exam is offered four times per year. The examination is typically offered once each spring and fall in Chicago and two times per year in conjunction with the AOCR Annual and Midyear conference.


Exam Content Outline

The Neuroradiology Certification Exam consists of approximately 33 cases with a total of 100 questions representative of neuroradiology. It is a computerized, image-rich exam. Candidates will have three hours to complete the examination, which includes the following topics:

  • Anatomy and physiology
  • Methods of examination
  • Technique
  • Indications and contraindications
  • Pharmacology of contrast agents, where applicable
  • Radiation safety and protection
  • Elements of normal and abnormal interpretation applicable to vascular and interventional radiology