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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If there are residents who have either transferred or withdrawn from your program, you will need to update their residency dates and status.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, 2020, to meet the requirements for the 2020 examination. If you have a resident whose residency has been extended beyond September 30, 2020, please contact the ABOG Examination Department at email@example.com. Any resident who takes the Specialty Qualifying Exam without successfully completing residency 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 at firstname.lastname@example.org. We are happy to assist you.
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|September 17, 2019||2020 Qualifying Exam application available online|
|October 19, 2019||Last day to apply for 2020 Qualifying Exam without late fee penalty|
|December 18, 2019||Final deadline to apply for 2020 Qualifying Exam|
|September 2019 - February 2020||Notifications sent to candidates approved to take the 2020 Qualifying Exam with instructions to reserve a seat at an exam test center|
|February 24, 2020||2020 Certifying Exam application available online|
|May 22, 2020, 11:59 p.m. CT||Final deadline to apply for this 2020 Certifying Exam|
|July 13, 2020||Candidates notified to submit case lists and a photograph for the 2020 Certifying Exam, plus reminder to pay the exam fee|
|August 31, 2020||Final Deadline for ABOG's Receipt of Case Lists and 2020 Specialty Certifying Exam Fees|
|2020 Qualifying Exam Application||$1,500|
|2020 Qualifying Exam Late Fee (October 19 - November 18, 2019)||$1,860|
|2020 Qualifying Exam Application (November 19 - December 18, 2019)||$2,340|
|2020 Certifying Exam Application||$840|
|2020 Certifying Exam Application Late Fee (April 4 - May 4, 2020)||$1,200|
|2020 Certifying Exam Application Late Fee (May 5 - 22, 2020)||$1,680|
|2020 Certifying Exam Fee||$1,025|
|2020 Certifying Exam Late Fee (August 4 - 17, 2020)||$1,420|