Anesthesiology Special Purpose Examination for Medical Licensure

We offer the on-demand Anesthesiology Special Purpose Examination (ASPEX) for diplomates who need to establish that they have passed a secure, medical-knowledge exam within the last 10 years to gain a state medical license.

 

Exam Details

ASPEX is a four-hour, computer-based exam with 200 multiple-choice questions with a single best answer for each question. The exam assesses general- and anesthesiology-related medical knowledge.

You can request to take the exam within a two-week window of your choosing at a Pearson VUE testing center. The first day of your desired two-week window must be at least four weeks from the date you register with us.
 

Registration & Scheduling

If you are interested in taking ASPEX to gain state medical licensure, email us at credentialing@theABA.org and we will email you a registration form link.

Once we process your registration, we will send you information on how to schedule your exam with Pearson VUE for one day within the two-week window you chose.
 

Fees

  • The non-refundable registration fee for ASPEX is $800, which must be paid by check to the American Board of Anesthesiology.
  • If you are unable to take the exam within the two-week window you chose, you cannot cancel your exam. However, you can move your exam to another two-week window by submitting a written request to our office with a check for the $500 extension fee.
                                             

Results

Your exam results will be displayed on your computer screen at the end of the exam, and you can print your results at the testing center. You will not receive an ABA certificate if you pass ASPEX.