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Dates and Fees

June 26, 2020 Qualifying Exam

Exam Fees if Paid By
October 18, 2019 $1,945
November 18, 2019 $2,265
December 18, 2019 $2,760
Important Deadlines
September 17, 2019 Application available online
October 18, 2019 Last day to apply without late fee penalty
December 18, 2019 Final deadline to apply
September 2019 - February 2020 Notifications sent to candidates approved to take the Qualifying Exam with instructions to reserve a seat at a test center

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Due to the COVID-19 pandemic, the 2020 Subspecialty Certifying Exam has been postponed. ABOG will be working to reschedule the exam as soon as is feasible. Our apologies to all candidates who we know work hard to prepare. View our FAQs for more information.


April 27-30, 2020 Certifying Exam

Application Fees if Paid Between
May 1 - 31, 2019 $1,080
June 1 - 14, 2019 $1,390
June 15 - 28, 2019 $1,860
Exam Fee
Payments only accepted between September 1 - 30, 2019. No late payments are accepted. $1,210

If a candidate must withdraw from the exam on or before February 3, 2020 due to medical or another documented emergency, a portion of the exam fee may be refunded.


Important Deadlines
May 1, 2019 Application available online
June 28, 2019 Final deadline to apply (and pay application fee). No application accepted after this date.
September 30, 2019 Thesis deadline. Theses received after this date will not be accepted.
February 3, 2020 Case list deadline. Case lists must be submitted electronically using forms available on each candidate's web page.

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