Approximately two to three months prior to the examination, scheduling information is emailed to candidates whose applications have been approved. Candidates are urged to contact Pearson VUE as soon as scheduling opens to make an appointment for the examination. A delay in contacting Pearson VUE can result in fewer available openings for the examination in a candidate’s choice of date and location. ABPN does not guarantee the availability of locations, dates and/or times of Pearson VUE test centers.
ADA candidates will receive individual scheduling and examination materials.
If the name that the candidate applied under is different than the name that appears on the identification, certified, legal documentation (marriage license, name change determination, etc.), verification of the name change must be submitted to the Board office prior to the date of the examination. Address and/or email address changes must be updated online through the ABPN Physician Folios.
See the General Information and Board Policies Manual or Information for Applicants (IFA) brochure for each exam for additional procedures.
View the Computer-Based Testing at Pearson VUE FAQs for more information.
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For candidates and diplomates
• Apply for an exam
• Update and track MOC information
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• Update resident training details
• Print Graduate Performance Reports
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• Verify certification status