Exam Dates, Fees, and Registration

Written Examination Dates and Registration

 

Examination

Dates

Examination

Location

Registration

Begins

Registration

Deadline

Current 

Status

 

Apr 10-13, 2018

Pearson-VUE

Testing Centers*

Sep 18, 2017

 TBD

 

 

Apr 9-12, 2019

Pearson-VUE

Testing Centers*

TBD

TBD

   

* TEST CENTER DATE AVAILABILITY:  Pearson VUE testing centers may vary on their ABO Exam date availability based on the demand in their area.  Some centers may have all 4 ABO Exam dates available, and others may only offer the ABO Exam on 2-3 of the designated dates.  Examinees are advised to plan accordingly and schedule an available date once Pearson VUE registration opens up (approximately 60 days prior to the exam start date) in order to secure a seat.  The examinee always has the option to check back with their designated Pearson VUE center at a later date (<30 days prior to exam start date) to see if additional dates have been added allowing for rescheduling.
     
Clinical Examination Dates and Registration
 

Examination

Dates

Examination

Location

Registration

Begins

Registration

Deadline

Current 

Status

 

Sep 25-29, 2017

St. Louis, MO

Oct 28, 2016

Aug 24, 2017

*MAIL-IN ONLY

 

Register

Feb 20-24, 2018

St. Louis, MO

March 22, 2017

Jan 19, 2018

OPEN

Register

Sep 24-28, 2018

St. Louis, MO

Nov 1, 2017

Aug 23, 2018

CLOSED

 

 

*SEPTEMBER 2017 IN-PERSON CLINICAL EXAMINATION IS CURRENTLY FULL. Please email Michelle@AmericanBoardOrtho.com to be placed on the waiting list.

**CLINICAL EXAM SCHEDULING: The Clinical Exam is scheduled over a two day period during the scheduled exam week. Exam assignment letters are sent 2 - 3 months prior to the start of the exam week. For more details, see Clinical Examination Process. Clinical Exam Registration will CLOSE when all seats are filled.

 

 

           

 

Fee Schedules
Written Examination Fees

Application

$           400.00

Registration

$           740.00

Written Examination Total

$        1,140.00

Written Re-Examination

$           740.00

 

 

Clinical Examination Fees

Initial Certification Examination (Includes BCOE)

$        1,875.00

Certification Renewal Examination

$           500.00

Voluntary Certification Renewal Examination

$           150.00

BCOE Re-Examination (Web-based) 

$           300.00

ICE Re-Examination (In Person)

$           925.00

ICE Re-Examination (by Mail)

$       150/case

ICE Balance of Cases (by Mail)

 

 

$               0.00

Maintenance Fees

ABO Annual Fee  Pay Annual Fee

$           250.00

 

The ABO is approved under Section 3689 for test fee reimbursement with GI Bill funds for eligible examinees. For more information, visit http://www.benefits.va.gov/gibill/licensing_certification.asp.