Dates, Fees & Registration

The Pain Medicine Recertification Examination is administered every year.  Diplomates whose PM certification expires on or before Dec. 31, 2019 may take the PM Recertification Examination as early as the seventh year of their most recent certification. Diplomates can register for the exam and submit their payment via their ABA portal account. All deadlines shown below are based on Eastern Time.
 

Exam Dates

The 2017 PM Recertification Examination will be administered Sept. 9 - 23. The 2018 PM Recertification Examination will be administered Sept. 15 - 29.
 

2017 PM Recertification Examination Registration Fees

If you did not submit an application by June 30, 2014, you will pay the registration fee shown below. 
Standard Registration March 1 - June 29, 2017 $1,600
Late Registration June 30 - Aug. 10, 2017 $2,100
Standard Re-Exam Fee March 1 - June 29, 2017 $1,200
Late Re-Exam Fee June 30 - Aug. 10, 2017 $1,700

2017 PM Recertification Examination Registration Fees

If you paid an application fee on or before June 30, 2014, you will only pay the exam fee shown below to complete your registration.
Standard Registration March 1 - June 29, 2017 $950
Late Registration June 30 - Aug. 10, 2017 $1,450
Standard Re-Exam Fee March 1 - June 29, 2017 $1,200
Late Re-Exam Fee June 30 - Aug. 10, 2017 $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.