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Dates and Fees

Specialty Qualifying Exam


July 25, 2022 



Exam Fees if Paid Between
September 17 - October 18, 2021 $1,600
October 19, 2021 to November 18, 2021 $1600 + $360 late fee = $1960
November 19, 2021 to December 17, 2021 $1600 + $840 late fee = $2440

The Qualifying Exam fee consists of:

  • cost of the application process ($850)
  • fee to cover the exam cost ($750)


The portion of the fee that covers the cost of the application process will not be refunded. If the candidate is denied entrance to the examination based on the information supplied with the application, the portion of the fee that covers the cost of the examination will be refunded.


After approval, if you experience an event that prevents you from sitting for the Qualifying Exam, notify ABOG immediately (email exams@abog.org or call 214.871.1619 and request to be connected with the Exams Department).


If a candidate experiences an event that prevents sitting for the examination, please email exams@abog.org immediately. The ABOG review committee will determine if the request is due to circumstances beyond the control of the candidate. If the committee agrees that the circumstances warrant, the fee may be refunded minus a $450 processing fee. Alternatively, the full amount can be credited towards the following year’s examination. The review committee will not consider any request that is based primarily on non-emergency matters.


Please review the 2022 Specialty Qualifying Exam bulletin for eligibility requirements and details.


Important Deadlines
September 17, 2021 Applications available online
October 18, 2021 Last day to apply and pay the Application fee without late fee penalty
December 17, 2021 Final deadline to apply for the Qualifying Exam and pay the Application fee (with late fee applied)
September 2021 to February 2022 Candidates will be notified of approval to take the examination and to make a Pearson VUE Testing Center computer reservation
April 26, 2022 Last day to reserve a seat at Pearson VUE before ABOG's seat reservation lifts. Available spots will be open to all other test-takers after this date. Please reserve your seat as soon as possible.
July 25, 2022 Qualifying Examination at Pearson VUE Testing Centers
October 28, 2022 Results will be published on candidate ABOG portals

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