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.

Checks are accepted only for hand surgery exams. All fees are subject to change. See below for registration fee refund policy.

Exam Registration Deadline Late Deadlines Exam Dates
General Surgery MOC (Recertification) Exam By Aug. 1, 2017
Fee: $1600
By Sept. 1 - Fee: $1700
By Oct. 2 - Fee: $1900
By Nov. 1 - Fee: $2100
Nov. 27 - Dec. 12, 2017*
Vascular Surgery MOC (Recertification) Exam By July 2, 2018
Fee: TBD
By July 16 - Fee: TBD
By Aug. 15 - Fee: TBD
Sept. 20 - Oct. 4, 2018*
Pediatric Surgery MOC (Recertification) Exam By July 2, 2018
Fee: TBD
By July 16 - Fee: TBD
By Aug. 15 - Fee: TBD
Sept. 20 - Oct. 4, 2018*
Surgical Critical Care MOC (Recertification) Exam By July 2, 2018
Fee: TBD
By July 16 - Fee: TBD
By Aug. 15 - Fee: TBD
Sept. 20 - Oct. 4, 2018*
Fee for Diplomates in Exam Process: For the above examinations, diplomates who were already in the MOC exam process prior to 2017 (i.e., have an approved application) will be charged a $1200 registration fee.
Hand Surgery MOC (Recertification) Exam TBD
Fee: TBD
TBD
Fee: TBD
Fall 2018**
Fee: TBD
Hospice and Palliative Medicine MOC (Recertification) ExamApr. 16, 2018
Fee: TBD
May 15, 2018
Fee: TBD
Nov. 20, 2018
Fee: TBD
Other Fees
Exam Withdrawal Processing Fee - $400
Returned Check Fee - $50
MOC Re-entry Fees - $300 (1 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
Update: Diplomates who have already registered for the 2017 General Surgery MOC Exam, but wish to wait until 2018 for the alternative assessment, will be given a full refund as long as they notify the ABS office in writing by November 14.
Exam registration fees 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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