Initial Application and Fees
Last verified on September 17, 2021myABR to begin the application process. Please see Resident Registration Checklist. If a candidate has not already registered:
- Applications are accepted by the ABR July 1 – October 31. (The application fee is due at the time of application.)
- Applications are reviewed by the ABR in the order they are received.
FeesThe ABR has an exam fee model. Candidates are charged an application fee, a Qualifying Exam fee, and a Certifying Exam fee. If a candidate does not fully pass the computer-based Qualifying Exam or the oral Certifying Exam on the first administration, a one-time re-exam fee will be assessed to retake that exam. Fees must be paid in myABR. Please note, application and exam fees are not refundable.
|Application Fee||Due with submission of your application||$640|
|Qualifying Exam Fee||This fee is charged when your application for certification has been approved and is due 60 days before your Qualifying Exam. This fee covers all three parts of the exam.||$1280|
|Certifying Exam Fee||This fee is charged after you pass all three parts of the Qualifying Exam and is due 60 days before your Certifying Exam.||$1280|
|Re-exam Fee*||If you do not fully pass an exam, a one-time re-exam fee will be assessed to retake that exam.||$640|
Additional FeesCandidates who register for an exam and cancel or do not show for the exam will have any paid exam fees applied to their next eligible exam. Candidates who register for the Certifying Exam and cancel fewer than 30 days before the exam date or do not show for the exam appointment will be charged a $400 cancellation/no show fee. Any exam fees paid will be applied to their next eligible exam. Payment in full or partial payments of $100 or more may be made by Visa™, Mastercard™, American Express™, or eCheck only (U.S. currency). Payment by cashier’s check or money order will not be accepted. If payment is declined for any reason, a $100 processing fee will be assessed.
Fees After Board Eligibility EndsOnce initial board eligibility ends, a candidate may submit a second application for an additional board eligibility period. Second Board Eligibility Period Fees No application fee is charged for a second board eligibility period.
|Qualifying Exam Fee||$1280|
|Certifying Exam Fee||$1280|
|Re-exam Fee||If you do not fully pass an exam, a one-time re-exam fee will be assessed to retake that exam.||$640|
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