Dates & Deadlines

The Board Certification Timeline
If you complete(d) your residency training program in: Your first opportunity to take the Written Qualifying Examination is: You may advance to the Oral Examination on:
June 2020 --

October 22-24, 2021

June 2021 Saturday, October 9, 2021 2022 dates TBA
June 2022 Saturday, September 24, 2022 2023 dates TBA

 Note: All registration activity takes place on your Candidate Status Page. See below for deadlines and details.

Written Qualifying Examination: Upcoming Dates

The WQE is administered once per year in the fall.

Fee Location

Saturday, October 9, 2021

February to July 1, 2021 $1,950 (+$300 for late registrations submitted between July 2 and August 1) Pearson VUE test centers nationwide

Saturday, September 24, 2022

February to July 1, 2022

TBA Pearson VUE test centers nationwide

Oral Examination: Upcoming Dates

Please note that prior to your online Oral Examination, you will be assigned to a particular examination day and time during the examination weekends listed below.

Exam Weekends
Registration Deadline
Fee Time Zone
Session Times Location
October 22-24, 2021 July 1, 2021

$1,950 (+$300 for late
registrations submitted
between July 2 and August, space permitting)

Mountain 7 AM - 11 AM or 11 AM - 3 PM Online


Cancellations: To cancel an examination, please email the Board Office. If you cancel your exam before the registration deadline, your fee will be refunded minus a $300 application fee. There are no refunds for cancellations received after the registration deadline; however, if the full fee was paid, 50% of the fee will be applied to the following year's examination. Once a candidate’s seven-year Board Eligibility period ends, all fees become non-refundable and non-transferrable whenever cancellations are received after the exam registration deadline.

Military Service Credit: Active duty United States military service members will be reimbursed 50% of all paid certification fees. To claim reimbursement, please submit the standard registration fee, then submit a copy of your active duty paperwork to with a request for reimbursement. The ABO will issue a check or credit card refund within 10 business days.