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Subspecialty Certification Demonstration Exam

(At this time, ABPN recommends using only desktop and laptop computers running Windows or macOS operating systems that meet or exceed the minimum specifications. Tablets and touchscreens are not supported.)

The purpose of this Subspecialty Certification Demonstration Exam is to provide you with an opportunity to practice taking an ABPN computer-based subspecialty certification examination and become familiar with the interface, functionalities, and types of questions you will find on an operational examination. This is a close representation of an operational examination but not an operational examination itself. You will not be able to review your answers or receive a score after you have completed the demonstration exam. This Demonstration Exam has 26 questions drawn from various ABPN psychiatry and neurology subspecialty item pools. The content of this Demonstration Exam does not represent any particular ABPN subspecialty certification examination. Additional information about the operational examination content, format, question types, and scoring mechanisms, can be found on the Format and Scoring document on the specific subspecialty certification exam webpage.

This demonstration exam is timed to take 70 minutes. It contains a five-minute non-disclosure agreement, a 60-minute examination containing four sections of questions, and a five-minute survey. The features demonstrated in this demonstration examination include, but are not limited to:

Due to limitations of the demonstration examination platform, the following features of an operational examination will differ from this demonstration examination:

Break Functionalities for Subspecialty Certification Exam (NOT including Neurocritical Care)
  • In an operational examination: Optional breaks are available at the end of each section of questions. You will be presented with a break screen dialog box informing you that you may take an optional break. On the break screen, you will select whether you want to take a break at that moment. If you choose to take a break, time spent on the break will decrease your available exam time. If you choose not to take a break, your exam will continue.
  • In the demonstration examination: There are NO break functionalities. As such, when you complete a section, you will NOT be presented with a break screen but rather the next section of questions.

A flow chart is provided below to illustrate how breaks work during an operational examination. Please review it to prepare yourself for the break screens during a live examination. Click each blue box within the flow chart to preview the actual break screens.


Break Functionalities for Neurocritical Care Certification Exam ONLY
  • In an operational examination: Optional pooled breaks of 30 minutes are available for use. Examinees can use as much or as little break time as they see fit during any given optional break. However, if the entire amount of pooled break time is exhausted, time spent on subsequent breaks will decrease your available remaining examination time. You will be presented with a break screen dialog box informing you of how much break time is available and how many breaks remain in the examination. On the break screen, you will select whether or not you want to take a break at that moment.
  • In the demonstration examination: There are NO break functionalities. As such, when you complete a section, you will NOT be presented with a break screen but rather the next section of questions.

A flow chart is provided below to illustrate how breaks work during an operational examination. Please review it to prepare yourself for the break screens during a live examination. Click each blue box within the flow chart to preview the actual break screens.


Disclaimer:
The demonstration examination is a tool for examinees to practice taking an actual examination. It is not an operational examination. It does not have all the functions available in an operational examination. The content coverage and the difficulty level of the questions in the demonstration examination are not an exact presentation of what is in an operational examination. In addition, the Demonstration Examination is not scored. If you believe this demonstration examination will not benefit you or will negatively affect your performance in an operational examination, please do not take the demonstration examination. If you would like to proceed with taking the demonstration examination, click START DEMO EXAM.

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Please contact demoexam@abpn.com if you have any questions, comments, or experience difficulties with the Demonstration Examination.