Registration Eligibility

To register for the Pediatric Anesthesiology (PA) Examination, physicians must:

  • be certified by the ABA.
  • hold an unexpired license to practice medicine or osteopathy in at least one state or jurisdiction of the United States or province of Canada that is permanent, unconditional and unrestricted. Further, every United States and Canadian medical license the registrant holds must be free of restrictions.
  • be capable of performing independently the entire scope of the pediatric anesthesiology practice without accommodation or with reasonable accommodation.
  • be meeting the Maintenance of Certification in Anesthesiology Program® (MOCA®) requirements.
  • have satisfactorily completed a one-year fellowship program in pediatric anesthesiology that was ACGME-accredited throughout the time of enrollment, with verification from the program director.


Grandfathering Criteria

Diplomates can no longer register for the Pediatric Anesthesiology Examination with grandfathering criteria. The late registration deadline was Sept. 10, 2015. Diplomates who registered by that deadline have until Jan. 1, 2019 to take and pass the certification exam. Click here for current registration deadlines and fees.