Our dates and fees

Dates & Fees

To meet an application deadline, the application form, operative report (if required), original signature form with all signatures, and application fee must arrive at the ABS office by the deadline date. If they arrive after the deadline but before the late deadline, a late fee will be charged. No applications are accepted after the late application deadline.

Checks are accepted only for in-training and surgery of the hand exams. All fees are subject to change. Application fees are nonrefundable; see below for exam fee refund policy.

Exam Application Deadline Late App Deadline Exam Dates
General Surgery
In-Training Exam (ABSITE®)TBDTBDJan. 29 - Feb. 2, 2016
Fee: $70
(International & osteo programs: Feb. 5-17, 2016. International programs should contact ABS for pricing)
Qualifying ExamMay 1, 2015
Fee: $400
June 1, 2015
Fee: $600
Aug. 13, 2015* (2016 Date: July 19)
Fee: $1000
Certifying ExamBy ExamBy Exam2014-2015 Dates***
Oct. 6-8, 2014 - Chicago
Nov. 17-19, 2014 - Philadelphia
Jan. 26-28, 2015 - Dallas
Mar. 2-4, 2015 - New Orleans
June 1-3, 2015 - Denver
Fee: $1100
QE/CE ReadmissibilityFeb. 1
Fee: $200
NoneMar. 15 - May 15*
Fee: $400
Vascular Surgery
In-Training Exam (VSITE)TBDTBDMar. 6-7, 2015
Fee: $200
Qualifying ExamJuly 1, 2015
Fee: $400
July 15, 2015
Fee: $600
Sept. 11, 2015*
Fee: $1000
Certifying ExamTBDNoneMay 18-19, 2015 - Dallas
Fee: $1200
Pediatric Surgery
In-Training Exam (PSITE)TBDTBDFeb. 20-21, 2015
Fee: $225
Qualifying ExamJuly 1, 2015
$400
July 15, 2015
$600
Sept. 11, 2015*
Fee: $1000
Certifying ExamTBDNoneMar. 23-25, 2015 - Philadelphia
Fee: $1200
Surgical Critical Care
Certifying ExamJuly 1, 2015
Fee: $400
July 15, 2015
Fee: $600
Sept. 11, 2015*
Fee: $1100
Complex General Surgical Oncology
Qualifying ExamJuly 1, 2015
Fee: $400
July 15, 2015
Fee: $600
Sept. 11, 2015*
Fee: $1000
Certifying ExamTBDNoneWinter 2016
Fee: $1200
Surgery of the Hand
Certifying ExamMar. 16, 2015
Fee: $400
Mar. 31, 2015
Fee: $800
Sept. 9, 2015**
Fee: $1200
Hospice and Palliative Medicine
Certifying ExamMay 2, 2016
Fee: $400
June 1, 2016
(Must register for exam by July 1)
Fee: $600
Fall 2016
Fee: $1100
Other Fees
Exam Withdrawal Processing Fee - $300
Returned Check Fee - $50
  • *Computer examination offered at Pearson VUE testing centers.
  • **Computer examination offered at Prometric testing centers.
  • ***See CE Site Assignments for information on the site selection process.
Refund Policy
Application fees are nonrefundable. Exam fees for computer exams will be refunded, minus a $300 processing fee, if you withdraw more than 15 business days before the first day of the exam window. If you withdraw fewer than 15 business days prior or fail to appear for the exam, the entire exam fee is forfeited. Exam fees cannot be carried over to the following year. All withdrawals must be made in writing and confirmed by the ABS office. Exam fees for oral exams are nonrefundable.
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