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Dates & Fees

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.

Registration fees cover both registering for the exam and taking the exam. All fees are subject to change. See below for registration fee refund policy.

Exam Registration Deadline Late Deadlines Exam Dates
General Surgery - Recertification Exam Aug. 1 - Oct. 15, 2018
Fee: $1600 for start of registration window, additional fees to apply (TBD) later in registration window due to expedited processing
Nov. 26 - Dec. 10, 2018*
General Surgery - New Assessment Aug. 1 - Oct. 15, 2018
Fee: $285 annual fee, covering one assessment every other year and general Continuous Certification participation
Sept. 7 - Nov. 5, 2018
Vascular Surgery Recertification Exam By July 2, 2018
Fee: $1650
By July 16 - Fee: $1850
By Aug. 15 - Fee: $2050
Sept. 20 - Oct. 4, 2018*
Pediatric Surgery Recertification Exam By July 2, 2018
Fee: $1650
By July 16 - Fee: $1850
By Aug. 15 - Fee: $2050
Sept. 20 - Oct. 4, 2018*
Surgical Critical Care Recertification Exam By July 2, 2018
Fee: $1650
By July 16 - Fee: $1850
By Aug. 15 - Fee: $2050
Sept. 20 - Oct. 4, 2018*
Hand Surgery Recertification Exam Apr. 16, 2018
Fee: $1850
Aug. 29-Sept. 11, 2018**
Hospice and Palliative Medicine Recertification ExamApr. 16, 2018
Fee: $1850
May 15, 2018
Fee: $2050
Nov. 20, 2018
Other Fees
Continuous Certification Program Re-entry - $350
Lapsed Entry Fee (New Assessment Pathway) - $500
New Assessment Re-Take (Grace Year) - $50
Exam Withdrawal (see refund policy below) - $400
  • *Computer examination offered at Pearson VUE testing centers.
  • **Computer examination offered at Prometric testing centers.
Refund Policy
Registration fees for recertification exams 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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