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 Standardized Oral Examination (SOE) component. Candidates can register for the exam and submit their payment via their portal account as soon as they pass the ADVANCED Examination.

2020 APPLIED Examination Weeks: Registration is Continuous

March 2 - 5 May 4 - 7 Sept. 14 - 17
March 16 - 19 May 18 - 21 Sept. 28 - Oct. 1
March 30 - April 2 June 8 - 11
April 20 - 23 July 18 - 19

2020 APPLIED Examination Fees

Both SOE & OSCE Components Required Only SOE Component Required
First-time takers pay $2,400 First-time takers pay $2,400
Retakers pay $1,200 for each component needed Retakers pay $2,400

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.


Score Verification Policy

We offer a score verification service to physicians who wish to have the accuracy of their reported scores verified. This service applies to all ABA certification assessments, including written and oral examinations, the OSCEs, and MOCA Minute.

  • For written exams, the service is limited to verifying that the responses recorded and scored were those of the examinee and were correctly transformed into a scaled score.
  • For oral exams and the OSCEs, the service is limited to verifying that the scores assigned by examiners to the examinee’s performance were correctly recorded and transformed into a scaled score.
  • For MOCA Minute, the service is limited to verifying that the Measurement Decision Theory (MDT) probability or p-value is correctly calculated based on the diplomate’s responses to their MOCA Minute questions as of the end of the most recent full quarter (i.e., March 31, June 30, Sept. 30, or Dec. 31).

The score verification service is not a review of the content, what the correct answer or acceptable performance should be, the acceptability of testing site conditions or examiner style, or a reconsideration of the passing standard. In the case of oral examinations and OSCEs, examiners will not reevaluate the examinee performance.

We employ extensive and rigorous quality control procedures to ensure the accuracy of the assessment results reported to our candidates/diplomates and have no record of a discrepancy ever being detected; therefore, physicians are strongly discouraged from requesting this service.

If you wish to request the score verification service, please send a completed request form to us. A check for $250 made payable to the American Board of Anesthesiology must accompany the request form. For certification exams, the request must be postmarked within six weeks of the official release date of your exam results. We will communicate the score verification outcome to you within six weeks of receiving your request.