Dates, Fees & Registration

The Part 1 Examination is administered electronically every year at Pearson VUE testing centers throughout the United States and Canada. Physicians can register for the exam and submit their payment via their portal account. All deadlines shown below are based on 11:59 p.m. ET.

We will assign Part 1 Exam dates to candidates and will only change an assigned exam date for religious observance, military commitments and medical accommodations. 


Exam Dates

The 2017 Part 1 Examination will be administered on July 28 - 29. The 2018 Part 1 Examination will be administered on July 27 - 28.
 

2017 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 - May 31, 2017 $1,550
Late Registration
June 1 - June 29, 2017 $2,050
Standard Re-Exam Fee March 1 - May 31, 2017 $600
Late Re-Exam Fee June 1 - June 29, 2017 $1,100 

2017 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 - May 31, 2017 $600
Late Registration
June 1 - June 29, 2017 $1,100
Standard Re-Exam Fee March 1 - May 31, 2017 $600
Late Re-Exam Fee June 1 - June 29, 2017 $1,100

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.