All of the deadlines listed below are consistent with the American Board of Internal Medicine (ABIM), the administrator of the Geriatric Examination.  To avoid a late registration fee, begin your application, submit appropriate fee and advance beyond the payment page prior to the "First Deadline to Submit Online Application" deadline.  

Fall 2020 Important Examination Dates

GERIATRIC MEDICINE CERTIFICATION & CONTINUING CERTIFICATION EXAMINATION

Deadline Description Date
Certification & Continuing Certification Examination Date

October 1, 2020

December 14–15, 2020*

Deadline to Complete Geriatric Fellowship Training
(Only applicable to physicians applying to take the certification examination)
January 31, 2021
October Examination Results  November 19, 2020
December Examination Results* January 22, 2021
*Additional December examination dates were added in response to appointment cancellations due to the COVID-19 pandemic.

Spring 2021 Important Examination Dates

GERIATRIC MEDICINE CONTINUING CERTIFICATION EXAMINATION

Deadline Description Date

Registration Begins

(Online Application Available)

October 16, 2020

First Deadline to Submit Online Application

($1300; No late fee assessed if application is advanced beyond payment page by this date)

December 7, 2020
ABIM Begins Sending Email Communications with Test Center Reservation Instructions December 15, 2020

Final Deadline to Submit Online Application

February 1, 2021
Deadline to Submit Special Testing Accommodations Documentation  February 1, 2021
Deadline to Clear Pending Requirements February 8, 2021
Deadline to Make Official Name Change with ABFM for Examination  February 8, 2021

Deadline to Select Testing Date/Location

(Please contact Pearson Vue to make changes or select Test Center)

February 15, 2021
Deadline to Withdraw from Test Center Without Cancellation Fee March 26, 2021
Continuing Certification Examination Date April 6, 2021
Examination Results  To Be Determined

Fall 2021 Important Examination Dates

GERIATRIC MEDICINE CERTIFICATION & CONTINUING CERTIFICATION EXAMINATION

Deadline Description Date

Registration Begins

(Online Application Available)

February 12, 2021

First Deadline to Submit Online Application

($1300; No late fee assessed if application is advanced beyond payment page by this date)

May 3, 2021
ABIM Begins Sending Email Communications with Test Center Reservation Instructions February 25, 2021

Final Deadline to Submit Online Application

June 14, 2021
Deadline to Submit Special Testing Accommodations Documentation  June 14, 2021
Deadline to Clear Pending Requirements June 21, 2021
Deadline to Make Official Name Change with ABFM for Examination  June 21, 2021

Deadline to Select Testing Date/Location

(Please contact Pearson Vue to make changes or select Test Center)

August 16, 2021
Deadline to Withdraw from Test Center Without Cancellation Fee October 22, 2021
Certification & Continuing Certification Examination Date November 3, 2021
Deadline to Complete Geriatric Fellowship Training
(Only applicable to physicians applying to take the certification examination)
February 28, 2022
Examination Results  To Be Determined