Urgent  Care  Medicine Application & Exam Fee Schedule

Updated June 2022

The Board of Certification in Urgent Care Medicine® (BCUCM®) is no longer accepting initial certification applications.

The following is the pricing for the application and written examination fees for initial certification in Urgent Care Medicine.

The application fees vary based on the date the complete application is received by ABPS.

The application fee must be paid at the time of application. For full details regarding the online application submission process, click here.

Application Dates and Fees

Application Fee Schedule for October Exam
Complete Application & Payment
Received By:
Application Fee:
May 1, 2022 $500

All deadlines are as of 11:59 p.m. ET (Eastern Time) on the dates listed above. Candidates are encouraged to apply early to ensure they meet published deadlines.

Failure to submit a complete application by the final deadline of May 1 will delay the Board’s review of your application materials, and consequently preclude you from initial certification in Urgent Care Medicine.

The application fee is non-refundable.

Written Examination Dates and Fees

The American Board of Physician Specialties uses computer-based testing administration for all written examinations. The final Urgent Care Medicine exams will be offered at a network of testing centers throughout the U.S. and Canada during a three-week period in October 2022. The October testing period runs from October 1 through October 21.

Registration forms will be mailed to approved candidates in July for the October exams. Once registered, candidates can then select the time, date, and testing location that is most convenient for their schedule, which may include evening or weekend hours at select centers.

October Exam Fee Schedule
Registration Forms & Payment
Received By:
Exam Fee:
August 8 $950
August 9 – 31 $1,450

All deadlines are as of 11:59 p.m. ET (Eastern Time) on the dates listed above. It is the candidate’s responsibility to be aware of and comply with registration deadlines. In fairness to all candidates, ABPS adheres firmly to its published deadlines for registration and late registration for its exams.

Candidates are permitted to take the written examination as many as three times in order to pass. The examination will be offered for retakes only in 2023, if necessary. The retake fee for initial certification written exams is $800.

Payment Methods

If paying by check or money order, please make payable to ABPS.  If paying by credit card, ABPS accepts American Express, MasterCard, Visa, and Discover.

IMPORTANT!

Candidates for Written and Oral or Simulation examinations are responsible for arranging and direct remittance of all related travel and hotel accommodations and expenses. ABPS will not be held responsible for expenses incurred beyond the cost of the exam, including but not limited to travel expenses and lost wages.

Certification Management  Fee (CMF)

Once certified, all ABPS Diplomates are required to remit a Certification Management Fee (CMF) beginning with the first annual billing cycle after certifying.  The CMF is an annual fee that supports the management and governance of the ABPS certification and recertification programs. The fee also supports day-to-day operations of each specialty board, including maintenance of certification standards, board administration, advocacy and brand awareness. Additionally, the CMF defrays the cost to advise and attest to a physician’s board certification status with hospitals and managed care organizations. The current CMF for Urgent Care Medicine diplomates is $595.

Save the Date
House of Delegates & Annual Scientific Meeting
Innovation & Overcoming Challenges
June 10-15, 2022
Patient Care Is Our Priority

Medical organizations throughout North America understand that our rigorous certification standards prove that ABPS Diplomates are capable of delivering the best patient care possible.

When I think historically, advancement in medicine and patient safety and care has been driven by the diversity of people and scientific thought. That’s what I found at the ABPS and more. For over 60 years that is just who we are. I found a physician certifying body that provides a choice and voice to all physicians ensuring that patients are always placed first.

Jerry Allison, MD
Emergency Medicine
When I decided to pursue a full time role as a physician executive it was important to me to obtain additional professional training, education and work experience. Board certification through the ABPS in Administrative Medicine is validation of my efforts and a demonstration of dedication to professional development. We need more physicians to become full time health care executives, knowing there is a board certification option in Administrative Medicine encourages physicians to take the leap from full time clinical practice to healthcare organizational leadership.

Richard Paula, MD
Administrative Medicine
The American Board of Physician Specialties has provided me with the opportunity to demonstrate mastery of internal medicine through board certification. As a hospitalist, board certification is an expected credential, and hospitals recognize the American Board of Physician Specialties (ABPS) as one of the three standard credentialling bodies for Internal Medicine. Additionally, the ABPS has helped me develop leadership skills as a Board member and Committee Chairperson. ABPS has also helped me sharpen critical thinking skills as a test question developer and reviewer. The Allopathic (MD) and Osteopathic (DO) physicians in the ABPS are lifelong learners and frequently pursue multiple board certifications. I enjoy the camaraderie of my peers in ABPS.

Loren Jay Chassels, DO
Internal Medicine