Deadlines, Fees and Content for Initial Certification
  • Upcoming Deadline - Initial Certification - Neurology

    Choice of Dates September 11-15, 2017
    Application Available November 18, 2016

    Apply and Pay Online

    Application Deadline February 17, 2017
    Late Application Deadline March 17, 2017
    Application Fee $700
    Examination Fee $1685 (an installment payment option is available in Folios)
    Late Application Fee $500
    Scheduling Instructions Emailed July 6, 2017
    2017 Board Policies Manual 2017 ABPN General Information and Board Policies
    2017 IFA 2017 Neurology CERT Information for Applicants
    2017 Content Specifications

    Detailed information will be available before January 31, 2017

    2017 Format and Scoring

    Detailed information will be available before January 31, 2017

    Next Choice of Dates

    September 24-28, 2018

    Examination Schedule Exam Schedule

Training Requirements: Clinical Skills Evaluations

Additional Resources

Candidates in the specialty of neurology and neurology with special qualification in child neurology are those in the field of Neurology/Child Neurology, who are seeking ABPN Board Certification.

Neurology is a specialty that involves the diagnosis and treatment of diseases or impaired function of the brain, spinal cord, peripheral nerves, muscles, autonomic nervous system, and blood vessels that relate to these structures.

Neurology with special qualification in child neurology is a specialty that involves the specialization in neurology with special skills in diagnosis and treatment of neurologic disorders of the neonatal period, infancy, early childhood, and adolescence.

Subspecialties in neurology/child neurology include; brain injury medicine, clinical neurophysiology, epilepsy, hospice and palliative medicine, neurodevelopmental disabilities, neuromuscular medicine, pain medicine, sleep medicine, and vascular neurology.

New Certification Information
  • Effective January 1, 2012, ABPN will require a physician to become Board certified within seven years following successful completion of ACGME-accredited or ABPN approved residency training in their primary specialty or ACGME accredited subspecialty.
  • Graduates can take the ABPN Certification Examination as many times as allowed during the 7-year period.
  • Individuals who have completed an accredited residency program prior to January 1, 2012 will have until January 1, 2019 to become board certified.
  • Individuals who do not become certified during the 7-year period (or before January 1, 2019 for those who completed residency training before January 1, 2012) will be required to (1) repeat the required clinical skills evaluations; and (2) complete one stage of MOC (90 CME credits, 24 self-assessment CME credits, and 1 PIP Unit that includes a clinical or feedback module) in order to be credentialed to take the ABPN Certification Examination.

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