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.  

2019 Examination Important Dates


Deadline Description Date

Registration Begins

(online applications available)

February 15, 2019

First Deadline to Submit the Online Application

($1,300; No Late Fee Assessed)

May 3, 2019

ABIM Begins Sending Email Communications with Test Center Reservation Instructions

February 25, 2019

Final Deadline to Submit Online Application 

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

June 14, 2019

Deadline to Submit Special Testing Accommodations Documentation

June 14, 2019

Deadline to Clear Pending Requirements

June 21, 2019

Deadline to Make Official Name Change with the ABFM for Examination

June 21, 2019

Deadline to Select or Change Test Center 

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

August 15, 2019

Deadline to Withdraw from Test Center Without Cancellation Fee

October 25, 2019

Certification and Continuing Certification Examination Date

November 6, 2019

Deadline to Complete Sleep Medicine Fellowship Training

(Only applicable to physicians applying to take the certification examination)

February 28, 2020

Examination Results  To Be Determined