Canceling an Exam

If you need to cancel your exam, please notify us in writing as soon as possible. The cancellation fee for first-time takers is $1,750 to cancel an exam appointment. The cancellation fee must be mailed with the candidate's cancellation letter at least one week prior to the first day of the exam administration week to retain the candidate's registration fee for the next exam appointment.

Cancellation Fees for Retakers:

  • If you completed residency training June 30 - Sept. 30, 2016, and you're only required to take the SOE component of the APPLIED Exam, the cancellation fee is $1,750.
  • If you completed residency training on or after Oct. 1, 2016, and you're required to take both the SOE and OSCE components of the APPLIED Exam, the cancellation fee is $875 per component.


A candidate who misses a scheduled exam appointment because of an unavoidable or catastrophic event must submit a written request with explanation and documentation of the event. To retain the exam fee for the next exam appointment, we must receive the candidate's request and the cancellation fee no later than three days after the exam date. If a scheduled appointment is missed for a reason that does not represent an unavoidable or catastrophic event, the candidate will forfeit the exam fee.

A candidate who misses an exam appointment and does not cancel the scheduled appointment will forfeit the exam fee.