Board Certification Exam Schedule
Examination Dates Through the Year 2011
All ABPS written exams are offered in a computer-based multiple choice format in test centers across the United States, Puerto Rico, and Canada.
The computer based format allows the candidate great flexibility in examination scheduling and, in most cases, eliminates the need for long distance travel.
The computer-based examination window usually spans four weeks, and the candidate can schedule on any day during that time that his/her chosen test center is open, and at any time during the day, so long as he/she allows enough time to complete the exam. Most test centers are open Monday through Friday only, a few are open on weekends as well.
Once a candidate is approved to sit for the examination, and the examination fee is paid, ABPS will send the candidate a password and directions for registering for the examination on the date and at the test center of his/her choice.
Submission of an incomplete application may delay the Board’s acceptance of your application in time for you to take the exam on the date you desire.
At the end of the application you will find a checklist detailing the items you need to attach to the application in order for your application to be considered complete. Please review the materials you are submitting against this checklist.
If, after a period of one year from your submission of your application, all of the application materials are not deemed complete and the application has not been approved by the appropriate board of certification, your application will become invalid, thereby requiring you to submit a new application and application fee in order to pursue certification. You must meet the certification requirements in effect at the time the second or subsequent application is received by ABPS.
Revised August 2010
|Due Date for Completion of File:
May 1, 2010
December 1, 2010
May 1, 2011
|For CBT Exam In:May 2010
ORAL EXAMINATION DATES
October 16, 2010
October 1, 2011
October 13, 2012
You do not submit an application for the Oral examinations, just the fee. Oral examinations are typically administered on Saturday, and sometimes on Sunday. Examinees are not permitted to take both the written and oral examinations during the same administration. Oral examinations are not required for every specialty.
ALL ORAL EXAMINATIONS WILL BE HELD IN TAMPA, FLORIDA.