Dates & Fees

New Process for 2017
For MOC exams in general surgery, vascular surgery, pediatric surgery, and surgical critical care, the separate application and exam fees have been combined into one fee, due by the registration deadline.

To meet a registration deadline, all required items must be received by the deadline date. No exam registrations will be accepted after the final deadline. Please see your exam's section for further details.

Checks are accepted only for hand surgery exams. All fees are subject to change. See below for registration fee refund policy.

Exam Registration Deadline Late Deadlines Exam Dates
General Surgery MOC (Recertification) Exam By Aug. 1, 2017
Fee: $1600
By Sept. 1 - Fee: $1700
By Oct. 2 - Fee: $1900
By Nov. 1 - Fee: $2100
Nov. 27 - Dec. 12, 2017*
Vascular Surgery MOC (Recertification) Exam By July 17, 2017
Fee: $1600
By Aug. 15, 2017
Fee: $1800
Sept. 11-23, 2017*
Pediatric Surgery MOC (Recertification) Exam By July 17, 2017
Fee: $1600
By Aug. 15, 2017
Fee: $1800
Sept. 11-23, 2017*
Surgical Critical Care MOC (Recertification) Exam By July 17, 2017
Fee: $1600
By Aug. 15, 2017
Fee: $1800
Sept. 11-23, 2017*
Fee for Diplomates in Exam Process: For the above examinations, diplomates who are already in the MOC exam process prior to this year (i.e., have an approved application) will be charged a $1200 registration fee.
Hand Surgery MOC (Recertification) Exam By Mar. 15, 2017
Fee: $400
By Mar. 31, 2017
Fee: $800
Sept. 12-25, 2017**
Fee: $1300
Hospice and Palliative Medicine MOC (Recertification) ExamTBD
Fee: TBD
TBD
Fee: TBD
Fall 2018
Other Fees
Exam Withdrawal Processing Fee - $400
Returned Check Fee - $50
MOC Re-entry Fees - $300 (1 three-year cycle missed), $600 (2 cycles), $900 (3 cycles)
  • *Computer examination offered at Pearson VUE testing centers.
  • **Computer examination offered at Prometric testing centers.
Refund Policy
Exam registration fees will be refunded, minus a $400 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 fails to appear for the exam, the entire fee is forfeited. Fees cannot be carried over to the following year. All withdrawals must be made in writing and confirmed by the ABS office.
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