All of the examination deadlines listed below.  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.  

Summer 2019 Examination Important Dates

SPORTS MEDICINE CERTIFICATION & CONTINUING CERTIFICATION EXAMINATION

Deadline Description  Date

Registration Begins

(online application available)

February 16, 2019

First Deadline to Submit Online Application

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

April 1, 2019

Final Deadline to Submit Online Application

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

May 24, 2019 

Deadline to Submit Special Testing Accommodations Documentation

May 24, 2019

Deadline to Clear Pending Requirements

June 7, 2019

Deadline to Make Official Name Change with ABFM for Examination

June 7, 2019

Deadline to Select Testing Date/Location

June 28, 2019

Deadline to Withdraw from Examination Without Cancellation Fee

30 days prior to your scheduled exam

Deadline to Withdraw from Examination Without Seat Fee

5 days prior to your scheduled exam

Deadline to Change Testing Date/Location 

48 hours prior to your scheduled exam

Certification and Continuing Certification Examination Dates

July 15–20, 2019 

Examination Results

August 23, 2019

Deadline to Complete Sports Fellowship Training

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

October 31, 2019


Fall 2019 Examination Important Dates

SPORTS MEDICINE CERTIFICATION & CONTINUING CERTIFICATION EXAMINATION

Deadline Description  Date

Registration Begins

(online application available)

July 19, 2019

First Deadline to Submit Online Application

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

August 23, 2019

Final Deadline to Submit Online Application

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

September 16, 2019

Deadline to Submit Special Testing Accommodations Documentation

September 16, 2019

Deadline to Clear Pending Requirements

October 7, 2019

Deadline to Make Official Name Change with ABFM for Examination

October 7, 2019

Deadline to Select Testing Date/Location

October 28, 2019

Deadline to Withdraw from Examination Without Cancellation Fee

30 days prior to your scheduled exam

Deadline to Withdraw from Examination Without Seat Fee

5 days prior to your scheduled exam

Deadline to Change Testing Date/Location 

48 hours prior to your scheduled exam

Certification and Continuing Certification Examination Dates

November 11–16, 2019

Examination Results (tentative)

December 31, 2019

Deadline to Complete Sports Fellowship Training 

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

February 28, 2020

Summer 2020 Examination Important Dates

SPORTS MEDICINE CERTIFICATION & CONTINUING CERTIFICATION EXAMINATION

Deadline Description  Date

Registration Begins

(online application available)

February 14, 2020

First Deadline to Submit Online Application

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

April 6, 2020

Final Deadline to Submit Online Application

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

May 25, 2020 

Deadline to Submit Special Testing Accommodations Documentation

May 25, 2020

Deadline to Clear Pending Requirements

June 8, 2020

Deadline to Make Official Name Change with ABFM for Examination

June 8, 2020

Deadline to Select Testing Date/Location

June 29, 2020

Deadline to Withdraw from Examination Without Cancellation Fee

30 days prior to your scheduled exam

Deadline to Withdraw from Examination Without Seat Fee

5 days prior to your scheduled exam

Deadline to Change Testing Date/Location 

48 hours prior to your scheduled exam

Certification and Continuing Certification Examination Dates

July 7–11, 2020

Examination Results (tentative)

August 28, 2020

Deadline to Complete Sports Fellowship Training

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

October 31, 2020


Fall 2020 Examination Important Dates

SPORTS MEDICINE CERTIFICATION & CONTINUING CERTIFICATION EXAMINATION

Deadline Description  Date

Registration Begins

(online application available)

July 17, 2020

First Deadline to Submit Online Application

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

August 24, 2020

Final Deadline to Submit Online Application

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

September 14, 2020

Deadline to Submit Special Testing Accommodations Documentation

September 14, 2020

Deadline to Clear Pending Requirements

October 12, 2020

Deadline to Make Official Name Change with ABFM for Examination

October 12, 2020

Deadline to Select Testing Date/Location

October 26, 2020

Deadline to Withdraw from Examination Without Cancellation Fee

30 days prior to your scheduled exam

Deadline to Withdraw from Examination Without Seat Fee

5 days prior to your scheduled exam

Deadline to Change Testing Date/Location 

48 hours prior to your scheduled exam

Certification and Continuing Certification Examination Dates

November 9–14, 2020

Examination Results (tentative)

December 31, 2020

Deadline to Complete Sports Fellowship Training 

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

February 28, 2021