APPLIED Examination Dates, Fees & Registration

The APPLIED Examination, the third and final exam in the staged exams series, will include elements of Objective Structured Clinical Examinations (OSCEs) in addition to the traditional oral exam questions. The OSCEs are currently under development and will launch in March 2018. The fee for the APPLIED Examination is $2,100. Candidates will be notified via email when they are eligible to register for the exam and submit their payment via their portal account.

2018 Exam Dates

March 5-8
March 19-22
April 9-12
April 23-26
May 7-10
May 21-24
June 11-14
Oct. 1-4
Oct. 22-25

2019 Exam Dates

March 4-7
March 18-21
April 1-4
April 15-18
May 6-9
May 20-23
June 10-13
Sept. 9-12
Sept. 23-26

Exam Week Change Fee


  • Candidates who have not been assigned an exam date, time and location may request to change their APPLIED Examination week within the same calendar year; however, we cannot guarantee that a change will be made. To request a change, candidates must send a written request to our office with a check for the $500 exam change fee.

  • Candidates who have been assigned an exam date, time and location may not request to change their APPLIED Examination week. If they do not plan to attend their scheduled exam, they must cancel their examination.


Exam Rescore Policy

We offer a rescoring service to physicians who wish for their exam to be reevaluated. However, examinees are strongly discouraged from requesting this service as we employ extensive and rigorous quality control procedures to ensure the accuracy of results and have no record of a discrepancy ever being detected.

An exam rescore is limited to verifying that the responses as scored were made by the examinee and were correctly transformed into a scaled score. The rescore service is not a review of the exam content, what the correct answer should be, the acceptability of testing conditions or a reconsideration of the passing standard.

If you wish to request an exam rescore, send a completed request form to us postmarked within six weeks of the official release date of your exam results. A check for $250 made payable to the American Board of Anesthesiology must accompany the request form.

We will communicate results of the rescore to you within six weeks of receiving your request.