Dates & Deadlines

Written Qualifying Examination (WQE)

Examination Dates
Registration Deadline Fee Location
March 26, 2019 Regular: closed
Late: December 1, 2018
$1950
$2250
Nationally distributed Prometric Test Centers
September 14, 2019 Regular: June 1, 2019
Late: August 1, 2019
$1950
$2250
Nationally distributed Prometric Test Centers

Oral Examination

Examination Dates
Registration Deadline Fee Location
October 5-7, 2018 closed $1950 Palace Hotel
San Francisco, CA
June 7-9, 2019 February 15, 2019 $1950 Westin O'Hare
Rosemont, IL
September 20-22, 2019 July 15, 2019 $1950 Westin O'Hare
Rosemont, IL
March 19-21, 2020 Regular: June 1, 2019
Late: August 1, 2019

$1950
$2250

TBA

Commencing with the Fall 2018 Oral Examination, fees for initial certification are $1950 per examination. The last time the ABO raised its initial certification fees was in 2007. The increased fees result from the present-day costs of administering nationally standardized examinations and the rate of inflation according to the American Institute for Economic Research.

Active duty United States Military service members will be reimbursed 50% of all paid certification fees. To claim reimbursement, please submit the standard registration, then submit a copy of your active duty paperwork to info@abop.org with a request for reimbursement. The Board will issue a check or credit card refund within 10 business days.