Dates & Fees

To meet an application deadline, the application form, operative report (if required), original signature form with all signatures, and application fee must be 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 hand surgery 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 MOC (Recertification) Exam Aug. 1, 2017
Fee: $400
By Sept. 1 - Fee: $500
By Oct. 2 - Fee: $600
By Nov. 1 - Fee: $700
Nov. 27 - Dec. 12, 2017*
Fee: $1200
Vascular Surgery MOC (Recertification) Exam July 3, 2017
Fee: $400
By July 17 - Fee: $500
By Aug. 15 - Fee: $600
Sept. 11-23, 2017*
Fee: $1200
Pediatric Surgery MOC (Recertification) Exam July 3, 2017
Fee: $400
By July 17 - Fee: $500
By Aug. 15 - Fee: $600
Sept. 11-23, 2017*
Fee: $1200
Surgical Critical Care MOC (Recertification) Exam July 3, 2017
Fee: $400
By July 17 - Fee: $500
By Aug. 15 - Fee: $600
Sept. 11-23, 2017*
Fee: $1200
Hand Surgery MOC (Recertification) Exam Mar. 15, 2017
Fee: $400
Mar. 31, 2017
Fee: $800
Sept. 12-25, 2017**
Fee: $1300
Hospice and Palliative Medicine MOC (Recertification) ExamTBD
Fee: $400
TBD

Fee: $600
Fall 2018
Fee: $1200
Other Fees
Exam Withdrawal Processing Fee - $300
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
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 fails 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.
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