APPLIED Examination Dates, Fees & Registration

The APPLIED Examination, the third and final exam in the staged exams series, will include elements of Objective Structured Clinical Examinations (OSCEs) in addition to the traditional oral exam questions. The fee for the APPLIED Examination is $2,100. Candidates will be notified via email when they are eligible to register for the exam and submit their payment via their ABA portal account.

 

2018 Exam Dates

March 5-8
March 19-22
April 9-12
April 23-26
May 7-10
May 21-24
June 11-14
Oct. 1-4
Oct. 22-25

2019 Exam Dates

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

Exam Week Change Fee

 

  • Candidates who have not been assigned an exam date, time and location may request to change their APPLIED 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 APPLIED 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.