Dates, Fees & Registration

The Part 2 Examination is administered multiple times throughout each year at our Assessment Center in Raleigh, N.C. Candidates can register for the exam and submit their payment via their portal account as soon as they pass the Part 1 Examination.
 

2019 Part 2 Examination Weeks: Registration is Continuous

March 4 - 7 April 15 - 18 June 10 - 13
March 18 - 21 May 6 - 9 Sept. 9 - 12
April 1 - 4 May 20 - 23 Sept. 23 - 26

2019 Part 2 Examination Fees

First-time Takers Retakers
$2,100 $2,100

2020 Part 2 Examination Weeks: Registration is Continuous

March 2 - 5 April 20 - 23 June 8 - 11
March 16 - 19 May 4 - 7 Sept. 14 - 17
March 30 - April 2 May 18 - 21 Sept. 28 - Oct. 1

2020 Part 2 Examination Fees

First-time Takers Retakers
$2,400 $2,400

Exam Week Change Fee

 

  • Candidates who have not been assigned an exam date, time and location may request to change their Part 2 Examination week within the same calendar year; however, we cannot guarantee that a change will be made. To request a change, candidates must send a written request to our office with a check for the $500 exam change fee.

  • Candidates who have been assigned an exam date, time and location may not request to change their Part 2 Examination week. If they do not plan to attend their scheduled exam, they must cancel their examination.

 

Exam Score Verification Policy

We offer an exam score verification service to physicians who wish to have the accuracy of their reported examination scores verified. This service applies to all ABA certification examinations, including written and oral exams, and the OSCEs.

  • For written exams, the service is limited to verifying that the responses recorded and scored were those of the examinee and were correctly transformed into a scaled score.

  • For oral exams and the OSCEs, the service is limited to verifying that the scores assigned by examiners to the examinee’s performance were correctly recorded and transformed into a scaled score.

The exam score verification service is not a review of the exam content, what the correct answer or acceptable performance should be, the acceptability of testing site conditions or examiner style, or a reconsideration of the passing standard. In the case of oral examinations and OSCEs, examiners will not reevaluate the examinee performance.

We employ extensive and rigorous quality control procedures to ensure the accuracy of the exam results reported to our examinees and have no record of a discrepancy ever being detected; therefore, examinees are strongly discouraged from requesting this service.

If you wish to request the exam score verification service, please 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 the exam score verification outcome to you within six weeks of receiving your request.