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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. 28-Feb. 1, 2022
Fee: $90
(Int'l & osteo programs: Feb. 3-10, 2022. These programs should contact ABS for pricing.)
Qualifying ExamApr. 15, 2022
Fee: $550
May 13, 2022
Fee: $775
Jul. 14, 2022*
Fee: $1450
Certifying ExamRegister by Sept. 17, 2021N/A2021-2022 Dates***
Oct. 11-16, 2021 - Virtual
Mar. 21-26, 2022 - Virtual
Fee: $1500
QE/CE ReadmissibilityFeb. 1, 2021
Fee: $450
NoneMar. 15-May 15, 2021*
Fee: $500
Vascular Surgery
In-Training Exam (VSITE)TBDTBDFeb. 18-19, 2022
Fee: $220
Qualifying ExamJul. 22, 2021
Fee: $525
N/A
Oct. 4, 2021*
Fee: $1450
Certifying ExamTBDNoneMay 16-18, 2022 - Virtual
Fee: $1700
Pediatric Surgery
In-Training Exam (PSITE)TBDTBDFeb. 11-12, 2022
Fee: $245
Qualifying ExamJul. 22, 2021
Fee: $525
N/A
Oct. 4, 2021*
Fee: $1450
Certifying ExamTBDNoneMar. 7-9, 2022 - Virtual
Fee: $1700
Surgical Critical Care
Certifying ExamJul. 22, 2021
Fee: $525
N/A
Oct. 4, 2021*
Fee: $1600
Neurocritical Care Subspecialty ExamApr. 1, 2021
Fee: $500
NoneOct. 4-8, 2021
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. 22, 2021
Fee: $525
N/A
Oct. 4, 2021*
Fee: $1450
Certifying ExamTBDNoneFeb. 14-16, 2022 - Virtual
Fee: $1700
Hand Surgery
Certifying ExamMar. 8, 2021
Fee: $525
Aug. 3, 2021**
Fee: $1600
Hospice and Palliative Medicine
Certifying ExamTBD TBD Nov. 1, 2022
Other Fees
Exam Withdrawal Processing Fee - $300
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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