Test Center Information
Prometric is the computer-based testing vendor the ABFM uses to administer our exams. They are the recognized global leader in technology-enabled testing and assessment services. Prometric has approximately 345 available locations in the U.S. and Canada and 140 international locations.
On the Prometric website (www.prometric.com/abfm), you can now check availability of seats prior to making your final selection of date/location. You may check for available seats at any time during the application process; however, seats are assigned on a first come, first served basis, therefore availability is constantly changing. To search for available seats, click on the link www.prometric.com/abfm, select “start” and select your state and “Search for Seat Availability.”
Once your application for an exam is approved, you may select a test date/location by returning to your application on the ABFM website where you will be redirected to the Prometric website. From there you will be able to see the most current available test dates and locations. Once you have made your selection, within 24 hours you will receive a confirming email from the ABFM with your selected date/location. When you have the confirming email for the selected date/location, you can return to your Physician Portfolio and print your E-Ticket (admission ticket).
On exam day you should arrive 30 minutes prior to your scheduled exam appointment to allow time for checking your ID and the registration process of verifying your signature and fingerprint scan. Any personal items such as cell phone, pager, any electronic device, wristwatch, purse, bags, hats, books and notes must be left at home, in your car or stored in a secure locker provided at the test site. An erasable note board and marker will be provided at the computer workstation during the exam for preparatory work in answering a question. Additionally, you may access the Prometric Testing Center Regulations on their website by following this link http://www.prometric.com/TestTakers/FAQs/Regulations.htm.
Candidates should be aware that Prometric administers other exams for a variety of clients and some may be in the testing room at the same time as ABFM physicians are testing. Other examinees may require the use of typing on a keyboard and noise from that may be minimized by use of ear plugs or headphones available at the exam site.
For more information regarding the exam and test centers, please see the Candidate Information Booklet for the specific exam for which you are applying.
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