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Dates and Fees

Specialty Qualifying Exam


July 24, 2023 



Exam Fees if Paid Between
January 2 - February 16, 2023 $1,600
February 17, 2023 to March 3, 2023 $1600 + $360 late fee = $1960

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 2023 Specialty Qualifying Exam bulletin for eligibility requirements and details.


Important Deadlines
January 3, 2023 Applications available online
February 16, 2023 Last day to apply and pay the Application fee without late fee penalty
March 3, 2023 Final deadline to apply for the Qualifying Exam and pay the Application fee (with late fee applied)
January 2023 to March 2023 Candidates will be notified of approval to take the examination and to make a Pearson VUE Testing Center computer reservation
April 26, 2023 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 24, 2023 Qualifying Examination at Pearson VUE Testing Centers
October 27, 2023 Results will be published on candidate ABOG portals

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