Dates & Deadlines

Written Qualifying Examination (WQE)

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

Oral Examination

Examination Dates
Registration Deadline Fee Location
Spring 2018
June 8-10
Closed $1650 Palace Hotel
San Francisco, CA
Fall 2018
Oct. 5-7
July 15, 2018 $1950 Palace Hotel
San Francisco, CA
Spring 2019
June 7-9, 2019
February 15, 2019 $1950 Westin O'Hare
Rosemont, IL
Fall 2019
September 20-22, 2019
July 15, 2019 $1950 Westin O'Hare
Rosemont, IL

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.