BASIC Examination Dates, Fees & Registration

The BASIC Examination is administered in summer and fall each year. Residents can register for the exam and submit their payment via their portal account. We strongly encourage residents to register and take the BASIC Examination as soon as they meet the eligibility requirements. All deadlines shown below are based on 11:59 p.m. ET.

We will assign BASIC Exam dates to residents and will only change an assigned exam date for religious observance, military commitments and medical accommodations.
 

Summer 2018 BASIC Examination: June 8 - 9

Standard Registration March 1 - April 26, 2018 $775
Late Registration April 27 - May 10, 2018 $1,275
Standard Re-Exam Fee March 1 - April 26, 2018 $600
Late Re-Exam Fee April 27 - May 10, 2018 $1,100

Fall 2018 BASIC Examination: Nov. 9 - 10

Standard Registration
Aug. 1 - Sept. 27, 2018 $775
Late Registration Sept. 28 - Oct. 11, 2018 $1,275
Standard Re-Exam Fee Aug. 1 - Sept. 27, 2018 $600
Late Re-Exam Fee Sept. 28 - Oct. 11, 2018 $1,100
The summer 2019 BASIC Examination will be administered June 7-8, 2019, and the fall 2019 BASIC Examination will be administered Nov. 15-16, 2019.
 

Exam Score Verification Policy

We offer an exam score verification service to physicians who wish to have the accuracy of their reported examination scores verified. This service applies to all ABA certification examinations, including written and oral exams, and the OSCEs.

  • 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.

The exam score verification service is not a review of the exam 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 exam results reported to our examinees and have no record of a discrepancy ever being detected; therefore, examinees are strongly discouraged from requesting this service.

If you wish to request the exam score verification service, please 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 the exam score verification outcome to you within six weeks of receiving your request.