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Dates and Fees

2020 Certifying Exam

Application Fees if Paid Between
February 24 - April 3, 2020 $840
April 4 - May 4, 2020 $1,200
May 5 - May 22, 2020 $1,680
Exam Fees
Before August 3, 2020 $1,025
Between August 4 - 17, 2020 $1,420

After approval, if you experience an urgent event that prevents you from sitting for the Certifying exam, notify ABOG immediately (call 214.871.1619 and request to speak to an exam specialist).



If the request is made prior to September 15, 2020, and if the review committee agrees that the request is due to circumstances beyond the control of the candidate, the exam portion of the fee may be refunded minus a $400 administrative processing fee. The application fee and late fees are not refundable.


The review committee cannot refund exam fees after September 15, 2020. The review committee won't consider any requests that they don't deem to be an emergency (i.e., natural disaster, serious accident, illness, etc.).


Important Deadlines
February 24, 2020 Application available online
May 22, 2020, 11:59 p.m. CT Final deadline to apply
July 13, 2020 Candidates notified to submit case lists and a photograph, plus reminder to pay the exam fee
August 3, 2020, 11:59 p.m. CT Last day for receipt of cast lists, a photograph, and last day to pay exam fee without late fee penalty
August 4 - August 17, 2020 Late fee applied to exam cost
August 17, 2020 Final day for ABOG's receipt of case lists or exam fees (nothing accepted after this date/time)

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