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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. 10-Nov. 16, 2020
Fee: $285 annual fee, covering one assessment every other year and general Continuous Certification participation
Sept. 7-Nov. 16, 2020
Vascular Surgery Continuous Certification Assessment Registration Available: Aug. 10-Nov. 16, 2020
Fee: $285 annual fee, covering one assessment every other year and general Continuous Certification participation
Sept. 7-Nov. 16, 2020
Pediatric Surgery Continuous Certification Assessment Registration Available: Aug. 10-Nov. 16, 2020
Fee: $285 annual fee, covering one assessment every other year and general Continuous Certification participation
Sept. 7-Nov. 16, 2020
Surgical Critical Care Continuous Certification Assessment Registration Available: Aug. 10-Nov. 16, 2020
Fee: $285 annual fee, covering one assessment every other year and general Continuous Certification participation
Sept. 7-Nov. 16, 2020
Hand Surgery Recertification Exam Apr. 15, 2020
Fee: $1850
Aug. 11-Oct. 14, 2020*
Hospice and Palliative Medicine Recertification ExamMay 15, 2020
Fee: $1700
Oct. 19, 2020
Other Fees
Continuous Certification for Diplomates with Multiple Certificates:
Diplomates who maintain more than one ABS certificate will pay the $285 annual fee for their first certificate, plus an additional annual fee of $150 for each additional certificate. Fees are assessed at the time of entry into the assessment process for each specialty.
Continuous Certification Program Re-entry - $350
Continuous Certification Program Lapsed Pathway Entry Fee - $500
Continuous Certification 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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