All of the deadlines listed below are consistent with the American Board of Internal Medicine (ABIM), the administrator of the Sleep Medicine 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.

2020 Examination Important Dates


Deadline Description Date

Registration Begins

(online applications available)

February 14, 2020

First Deadline to Submit the Online Application

($1,300; no late fee assessed if application is advanced beyond payment page by this date)

May 4, 2020

ABIM Begins Sending Email Communications with Test Center Reservation Instructions

February 25, 2020

Final Deadline to Submit Online Application

($1,400 fee; includes $100 non-refundable late fee)

June 15, 2020

Deadline to Submit Special Testing Accommodations Documentation

June 15, 2020

Deadline to Clear Pending Requirements

June 22, 2020

Deadline to Make Official Name Change with the ABFM for Examination

June 22, 2020

Deadline to Select Testing Date/Location

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

August 17, 2020

Deadline to Withdraw from Examination without Cancellation Fee

November 6, 2020

Continuing Certification Examination Date

November 18, 2020

Examination Results To Be Determined