Duration of Candidate Status Policy

Candidates who completed subspecialty training prior to Jan. 1, 2012, must satisfy all requirements for certification by Dec. 31, 2018

Candidates who complete subspecialty training on or after Jan. 1, 2012, must satisfy all requirements for certification within seven years of the last day of the year in which subspecialty training was completed.

If a candidate does not satisfy all requirements for certification within the prescribed time period, the candidate must reestablish eligibility for the ABA examination system. See the Subspecialty Certification BOI for more information.