About The ABA

The mission of the American Board of Anesthesiology (ABA) is to advance the highest standards of the practice of anesthesiology. As the certifying body for anesthesiologists since 1938, the ABA is committed to partnering with physicians to advance lifelong learning and exceptional patient care. The Board administers primary and subspecialty certification exams as well as the Maintenance of Certification in Anesthesiology Program (MOCA), which is designed to promote lifelong learning, a commitment to quality clinical outcomes and patient safety. Based in Raleigh, N.C., the ABA is a nonprofit organization and a member board of the American Board of Medical Subspecialties.

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Quick Facts:

Founding bodies:
American Society of Anesthetists, Inc., the American Society of Regional Anesthesia, Inc.,
and the Section on Surgery of the American Medical Association
Parent board:
American Board of Medical Specialties


In-Training Examination ADVANCED Examination (Staged Exams) Hospice and Palliative Medicine Examination
In-Training Examination - Pain Medicine APPLIED Examination (Staged Exams) Sleep Medicine Examination
Part 1 Examination (Traditional) MOCA Examination Pediatric Anesthesiology Examination
Part 2 Examination (Traditional) Critical Care Medicine Examination  
BASIC Examination (Staged Exams) Pain Medicine Examination