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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 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 in-training and hand surgery exams. All fees are subject to change at any time. 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. 27-31, 2023
Fee: $90
(Int'l & osteo programs: Feb. 2-8, 2023. These programs should contact ABS for pricing.)
Qualifying ExamMay 16, 2022
Fee: $550
N/A Jul. 14, 2022*
Fee: $1450
Certifying ExamRegister by Sept. 1, 2022N/A2022-2023 Dates***
Nov. 9-11; 14-16, 2022 - Virtual
Mar. 8-10; 13-15, 2023 - Virtual
Fee: $1500
QE/CE ReadmissibilityFeb. 1, 2022
Fee: $450
NoneMar. 15-May 15, 2022*
Fee: $550
Vascular Surgery
In-Training Exam (VSITE)TBDTBDFeb. 10-11, 2023
Fee: $220
Qualifying ExamJul. 15, 2022
Fee: $550
N/A Sept. 13, 2022*
Fee: $1,500
Certifying ExamTBDNoneMay 16-18, 2022 - Virtual
Fee: $1700
Pediatric Surgery
In-Training Exam (PSITE)TBDTBDFeb. 17-18, 2023
Fee: $245
Qualifying ExamJul. 15, 2022
Fee: $550
NA Sept. 13, 2022*
Fee: $1,500
Certifying ExamTBDNoneMar. 7-9, 2022 - Virtual
Fee: $1700
Surgical Critical Care
Certifying ExamJul. 15, 2022
Fee: $550
N/A Sept. 13, 2022*
Fee: $1,650
Neurocritical Care Subspecialty ExamApr. 1, 2022
Fee: $550
NoneOct. 11-15, 2022
Exam offered through the American Board of Anesthesiology (ABA); please contact the ABA directly for additional information about exam fees.
Complex General Surgical Oncology
Qualifying ExamJul. 15, 2022
Fee: $550
N/A Sept. 13, 2022*
Fee: $1,500
Certifying ExamTBDNoneFeb. 14-16, 2022 - Virtual
Fee: $1700
Hand Surgery
Certifying ExamMar. 1, 2022
Fee: $550
Mar. 15, 2022
Fee: $750
Aug. 2, 2022**
Fee: $1650
Focused Practice Designation
Metabolic Bariatric SurgeryMarch 18, 2022
Fee: $275
N/A Mar. 30-Apr. 2, 2022
Fee: $725
Other Fees
Exam Withdrawal (see refund policy below) - $400
Returned Check Fee - $50
  • *Computer examination offered at Pearson VUE testing centers.
  • **Computer examination offered at Prometric testing centers.
  • ***See CE Registration for information on the date selection process.
Refund Policy
Application fees are nonrefundable. Exam fees for computer 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 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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