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.
 

Fall 2019 BASIC Examination: Nov. 15 - 16

Standard Registration
Aug. 1 - Sept. 26, 2019 $775
Late Registration Sept. 27 - Oct. 17, 2019 $1,275
Standard Re-Exam Fee Aug. 1 - Sept. 26, 2019 $600
Late Re-Exam Fee Sept. 27 - Oct. 17, 2019 $1,100

Summer 2020 BASIC Examination: June 12 - 13

Standard Registration TBD $875
Late Registration TBD $1,375
Standard Re-Exam Fee TBD $675
Late Re-Exam Fee TBD $1,175

Fall 2020 BASIC Examination: Nov. 13 - 14

Standard Registration TBD $875
Late Registration TBD $1,375
Standard Re-Exam Fee TBD $675
Late Re-Exam Fee TBD $1,175

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.