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. 

2020 Part 1 Examination: July 24 - 25, 2020

Standard Registration March 1 - May 28, 2020 $1,650
Late Registration May 29 - June 25, 2020 $2,150
Standard Re-Exam Fee March 1 - May 28, 2020 $650
Late Re-Exam Fee May 29 - June 25, 2020 $1,150

Score Verification Policy

We offer a score verification service to physicians who wish to have the accuracy of their reported scores verified. This service applies to all ABA certification assessments, including written and oral examinations, the OSCEs, and MOCA Minute.

  • 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.
  • For MOCA Minute, the service is limited to verifying that the Measurement Decision Theory (MDT) probability or p-value is correctly calculated based on the diplomate’s responses to their MOCA Minute questions as of the end of the most recent full quarter (i.e., March 31, June 30, Sept. 30, or Dec. 31).

The score verification service is not a review of the 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 assessment results reported to our candidates/diplomates and have no record of a discrepancy ever being detected; therefore, physicians are strongly discouraged from requesting this service.

If you wish to request the score verification service, please send a completed request form to us. A check for $250 made payable to the American Board of Anesthesiology must accompany the request form. For certification exams, the request must be postmarked within six weeks of the official release date of your exam results. We will communicate the score verification outcome to you within six weeks of receiving your request.