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 2017 BASIC Examination: June 9 - 10

Standard Registration March 1 - April 27, 2017 $775
Late Registration April 28 - May 11, 2017 $1,275
Standard Re-Exam Fee March 1 - April 27, 2017 $600
Late Re-Exam Fee April 28 - May 11, 2017 $1,100

Fall 2017 BASIC Examination: Nov. 17 - 18

Standard Registration
Aug. 1 - Sept. 28, 2017 $775
Late Registration Sept. 29 - Oct. 19, 2017 $1,275
Standard Re-Exam Fee Aug. 1 - Sept. 28, 2017 $600
Late Re-Exam Fee Sept. 29 - Oct. 19, 2017 $1,100

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

Exam Rescore Policy

The ABA offers a rescoring service to physicians who wish for their exam to be reevaluated. However, examinees are strongly discouraged from requesting this service as the ABA employs extensive and rigorous quality control procedures to ensure the accuracy of results and has 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, you must send a completed request form to the ABA 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.

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