Anesthesiology Special Purpose Examination (ASPEX)

Beginning in March 2017, we will offer the Anesthesiology Special Purpose Examination (ASPEX) on demand for our 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. The exam assesses general- and anesthesiology-related medical knowledge, similar to the Maintenance of Certification in Anesthesiology Program (MOCA®) Examination.


Exam Details

ASPEX is a four-hour, computer-based exam with 200 multiple-choice questions with a single best answer for each question.

You can request to take the exam within a two-week window of your choosing at a Pearson VUE testing center. Your exam results will be displayed on your computer screen at the end of the exam, and you can print the results at the testing center. You will not receive an ABA certificate if you pass the exam.


The non-refundable registration fee for ASPEX is $800.
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.

Registration & Scheduling

To register, complete the registration form below and indicate the two-week window during which you would like to take the exam. The first day of your desired two-week window must be at least four weeks from the signature date on this registration form.You’ll need to mail the completed form to us with a check for the $800 registration fee made payable to the American Board of Anesthesiology.
Once we process your registration, we will email you information on how to schedule your exam with Pearson VUE for one day within the two-week window you chose.