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One of the requirements for sitting for the Subspecialty Qualifying Exam is a signed Fellowship Training Affidavit. The affidavit is signed by the Fellowship Program Director, attesting to the fellow's satisfactory competence and completion of the program.  

The affidavit will be listed as a task on the current Program Director’s ABOG portal. Program Directors should log in to their portal and click on the Sign Training Affidavits task to complete the process for fellows who are completing training within the next 31 days. Test results will not be released to a candidate until the affidavit is completed. 

Once the Program Director has signed electronically, verifying completion of training for a fellow, Program Managers will be able to see a confirmation of completion of verification by the fellow’s name on the program’s portal page in the Add/Maintain Fellows Task. 

Fellows must complete their training, thesis, and presentation of their thesis by September 30, 2020, to meet the requirements for the 2020 examination. If you have a fellow whose fellowship has been extended beyond September 30, 2020, please contact the ABOG Fellowship Department at fellowship@abog.org. Any fellow who takes the Subspecialty Qualifying Exam without successfully completing fellowship, thesis, and presentation of their thesis by September 30, 2020 will have the results voided. No refunds will be issued.

If you encounter problems or have questions, please call the Exam Department at 214-871-1619 or email exams@abog.org. We are happy to assist you.

If your program was recently accredited by ACGME and you have not received your program's ABOG login information, please send an email to fellowship@abog.org and include your ACGME program number.

  • Registration starts after you have accepted a fellow (earliest registration date is October 1 for the next academic year).
  • The deadline for registration is 90 days prior to the commencement of the fellowship (e.g., April 1 for a July 1 start date).
  • If a fellow completes their fellowship training without being registered with ABOG, they will not meet the eligibility requirements to sit for the Subspecialty Qualifying and Certifying Exams.
  • Only register fellows who are eligible to be certified in Obstetrics and Gynecology by ABOG after the completion of the OB GYN residency (See Specialty Qualifying Exam and Specialty Certifying Exam for eligibility requirements). Any onther fellows are considered non-candidate fellows and must not be registered.

  • Enter the incoming fellow's ABOG ID. (Residents are required to be entered into the ABOG system at the beginning of their residency, so they will have an ABOG ID). If you do not have an ABOG ID, contact the resident. ABOG cannot provide this information.
  • Enter the expected start date.
  • If the resident will be a Combined Specialty/Genetics trainee, answer "yes"; otherwise, leave "no".
  • Entered the expected end date.
  • Click "Confirm Add".
  • Please wait 15 minutes for this person to appear on your fellow list.

Trainees in a combined program must be registered prior to the first year of training regardless of whether they start in the Genetics Residency of the Subspecialty Fellowship. Also, these trainees are required to be registered with ABMGG by completing a Trainee Information Form.

Annually Recurring Deadlines (All dates end at 5 p.m. CT)
Fellow Registration Due for July 1 Start Date* April 1
Annual Report Open April 15
Fellowship Training Affidavit Available for Fellows Graduating June 30** May 31
Annual Report Due July 15
Fellow Registration for Next Academic Year Open October 1

*Fellows must be registered no later than 90 days prior to beginning their fellowship.


**Training affidavits are available 31 days prior to scheduled date of fellowship completion. Fellows must complete their training by September 30 to meet the requirements for that year's examination.


2019 Deadlines (All dates end at 5 p.m. CT)
2020 Subspecialty Certifying Exam Application Open May 1
Last Day to Apply for Subspecialty Certifying Exam with No Late Fee May 31
Fellowship Training Affidavit Due for Fellows Completing the Qualifying Exam* June 22
Subspecialty Certifying Exam Application Final Deadline June 28
2020 Subspecialty Qualifying Exam Application Open September 17
Certifying Exam Fee Due (if application is accepted) September 30
Last Day to Apply for 2020 Subspecialty Qualifying Exam with No Late Fee October 18
2020 Subspecialty Qualifying Exam Application Final Deadline December 18

*Examination results will not be released to the candidate unless the completed affidavit is received.


Fees (All dates end at 5 p.m. CT)
Annual Report $1,200
Annual Report Late Fee (after July 15) $250
Qualifying Exam Application $1,945
Qualifying Exam Application Late Fee (October 19 - November 18) $320
Qualifying Exam Application Late Fee (November 19 - December 18) $815
Certifying Exam Application $1,080
Certifying Exam Application Late Fee (June 1 - June 14) $310
Certifying Exam Application Late Fee (June 15 - June 28) $780
Certifying Exam Fee (if application is accepted - Fellow notification in September) $1,210
All application and late fees are non-refundable and non-transferable, including toward a future application. If the candidate must withdraw from the examination on or before February 1, 2020 due to a medical or other emergency, a portion of the examination fee MAY be refunded.