Dates, Fees & Registration

The Pain Medicine Examination is administered every year. Diplomates can register for the exam and submit their payment via their portal account. All deadlines shown below are based on 11:59 p.m. Eastern Time.

Exam Dates

The 2018 PM Examination will be administered Sept. 15. The 2019 PM Examination will be administered Sept. 14.

2018 PM Certification Examination Registration Fees

Standard Registration March 1 - June 28, 2018 $1,600
Late Registration June 29 - Aug. 9, 2018 $2,100
Standard Re-Exam Fee March 1 - June 28, 2018 $1,200
Late Re-Exam Fee June 29 - Aug. 9, 2018 $1,700

Exam Rescore Policy

We offer a rescoring service to physicians who wish for their exam to be reevaluated. However, examinees are strongly discouraged from requesting this service as we employ extensive and rigorous quality control procedures to ensure the accuracy of results and have 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, 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 results of the rescore to you within six weeks of receiving your request.