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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 Continuous Certification Assessment Registration Available: Aug. 1-Nov. 4, 2019
Fee: $285 annual fee, covering one assessment every other year and general Continuous Certification participation
Sept. 6-Nov. 4, 2019
Vascular Surgery Continuous Certification Assessment Registration Available: Aug. 1-Nov. 4, 2019
Fee: $285 annual fee, covering one assessment every other year and general Continuous Certification participation
Sept. 6-Nov. 4, 2019
Pediatric Surgery Continuous Certification Assessment Registration Available: Aug. 1-Nov. 4, 2019
Fee: $285 annual fee, covering one assessment every other year and general Continuous Certification participation
Sept. 6-Nov. 4, 2019
Surgical Critical Care Continuous Certification Assessment Registration Available: Aug. 1-Nov. 4, 2019
Fee: $285 annual fee, covering one assessment every other year and general Continuous Certification participation
Sept. 6-Nov. 4, 2019
Hand Surgery Recertification Exam Apr. 30, 2019
Fee: $1850
Aug. 1-Sept. 30, 2019*
Hospice and Palliative Medicine Recertification ExamMay 15, 2019
Fee: $1650
TBD Oct. 10, 2019
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 Prometric testing centers.
Refund Policy
Registration fees for recertification exams in hand surgery or hospice and palliative medicine 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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