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One of the requirements for sitting for the Qualifying Exam is a signed Residency Training Affidavit. Each resident's Program Director signs the affidavit, attesting to the resident's satisfactory competence and completion of the program. The affidavit now 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 residents who are completing training within the next 31 days of the current date. 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 resident, Program Managers will be able to see a confirmation of completion of verification by the resident’s name on the program’s portal page in the Add/Maintain Residents Task. 

If there are residents who have either transferred or withdrawn from your program, you will need to update their residency dates and status. Once you have updated this information, the Residency Training Affidavit Form will be made available under the task on the current Program Director's portal to complete. The program director will only be verifying the time that the resident spent in the program. 

Residents must complete their training by September 30, of the year of the examination, to meet the requirements for that years' examination. If you have a resident whose residency has been extended beyond September 30, please contact the ABOG Certification Standards Department at residency@abog.org. Any resident who takes the Specialty Qualifying Exam without successfully completing residency by September 30, of the year of the examination will have the results voided. No refunds will be issued.

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

Residents graduating after May 31, 2020 are required to fulfill the Surgical Skills Program standard by completing the Fundamentals of Laparoscopic Surgery (FLS) or Essentials in Minimally Invasive Gynecologic Surgery (EMIGS) programs.

Learn more about FLS.

Learn more about EMIGS.

ABOG has created a new resource just for residents! Our goal is to help residents begin to understand earlier in their medical journey what board certification is, why it's important, and why ABOG should be their choice when it's time to get certified.

Check out our newest resource: Get to Know ABOG





January 3, 2024 Applications available online
February 16, 2024 Last day to apply without late fee penalty
March 1, 2024 Final deadline to apply for the Qualifying Exam and pay the Application fee (with late fee applied)
January 2024 to March 2024 Candidates will be notified of approval to take the examination and to make a Pearson VUE Testing Center computer reservation
April 26, 2024 Last day to reserve seat at Pearson VUE prior to seat block release. Availability will be at a minimum after the reservation lifts
July 22, 2024 Qualifying Examination at testing centers




January 2, 2024 - February 16, 2024 $1,700
February 17, 2024 - March 1, 2024 $1,700 + $360 late fee = $2,060