Certificates of Added Qualifications

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    Exam Dates

    Sports Medicine Examinations 2016
    SUMMER EXAMINATION 2016
    Summer Examination Dates July 13, 14, 15, & 16
    Examination Results August 26
     
    FALL EXAMINATION 2016
    Registration Begins (Online Applications Available) July 22
    First Deadline to Submit Online Application ($1,300; no late fee assessed if application is advanced beyond payment page by this date) August 22
    Final Deadline to Submit Online Application ($1,400 includes $100 non-refundable late fee) September 15
    Deadline to Submit Special Testing Accommodations Documentation September 15
    Last Day to Clear Application Deficiencies September 30
    Deadline to Make Official Name Change with ABFM for Exam September 30
    Final Test Center Selection Deadline October 1
    All Sports Medicine Fellowship training Must Be Completed (certification candidates only) February 28, 2017
    Deadline to Withdraw from Exam Without Cancellation Fee 30 days prior to scheduled exam
    Deadline to Withdraw from Exam Without Seat Fee 5 days prior to scheduled exam
    Deadline to Change Testing Date/Location 48 hours prior to scheduled exam
    Fall Examination Dates Nov. 14, 15, 16, 17, 18, & 19
    Examination Results December 21
     
    SUMMER EXAMINATION 2017
    Registration Begins (Online Applications Available) February 17
    First Deadline to Submit Online Application ($1,300; no late fee assessed if application is advanced beyond payment page by this date) March 31
    Final Deadline to Submit Online Application ($1,400 includes $100 non-refundable late fee) May 25
    Deadline to Submit Special Testing Accommodations Documentation May 25
    Last Day to Clear Application Deficiencies June 8
    Deadline to Make Official Name Change with ABFM for Exam June 8
    Final Test Center Selection Deadline June 30
    All Sports Medicine Fellowship training Must Be Completed (certification candidates only) October 31, 2017
    Deadline to Withdraw from Exam Without Cancellation Fee 30 days prior to scheduled exam
    Deadline to Withdraw from Exam Without Seat Fee 5 days prior to scheduled exam
    Deadline to Change Testing Date/Location 48 hours prior to scheduled exam
    Summer Examination Dates July 11, 12, 13, 14 & 15 (2017)
    Examination Results To be determined
     
    FALL EXAMINATION 2017
    Registration Begins (Online Applications Available) July 21
    First Deadline to Submit Online Application ($1,300; no late fee assessed if application is advanced beyond payment page by this date) August 25
    Final Deadline to Submit Online Application ($1,400 includes $100 non-refundable late fee) September 15
    Deadline to Submit Special Testing Accommodations Documentation September 15
    Last Day to Clear Application Deficiencies September 30
    Deadline to Make Official Name Change with ABFM for Exam September 30
    Final Test Center Selection Deadline October 2
    All Sports Medicine Fellowship training Must Be Completed (certification candidates only) February 28, 2018
    Deadline to Withdraw from Exam Without Cancellation Fee 30 days prior to scheduled exam
    Deadline to Withdraw from Exam Without Seat Fee 5 days prior to scheduled exam
    Deadline to Change Testing Date/Location 48 hours prior to scheduled exam
    Fall Examination Dates November 6, 7, 8, 9, 10 & 11 (2017)
    Examination Results To be determined
     
     
    Adolescent Medicine Examinations 2017

    CONTINUING CERTIFICATION EXAMINATION—SPRING 2017

    Registration Begins (online applications available) October 14, 2016
    First Deadline to Submit Online Application ($1,300; no late fee assessed if application is advanced beyond payment page by this date)   November 21, 2016
    Final Deadline to Submit Online Application ($1,400 includes $100 non-refundable late fee) December 2, 2016
    Deadline to Submit Special Testing Accommodations Documentation December 2, 2016
    Last Day to Clear Application Deficiencies December 9, 2016
    Deadline to Make Official Name Change with ABFM for Exam December 9, 2016
    Final Test Center Selection Deadline January 6
    Examination Date(s)   March 1-31 (2017)
    Results To be determined
       
     
    Geriatric Medicine Examinations 2017

    CONTINUING CERTIFICATION EXAMINATION—SPRING ADMINISTRATION

    Registration Begins (online applications available) October 14, 2016
    First Deadline for submission of application ($1,300 fee; no late fee assessed)   December 9, 2016
    ABIM begins sending confirmation letters to candidates regarding test center registration December 15, 2016
    Final Deadline for submission of application ($1,400 fee; includes $100 non-refundable late fee) February 1
    Deadline to Submit Special Testing Accommodations Documentation February 1
    Deadline to Clear All Deficiencies February 8
    Deadline to Make Official Name Change with the ABFM for Examination February 8
    Deadline to select or change test center by calling Pearson VUE   February 15
    Deadline to Withdraw from Test Center without Cancellation Fee April 13
    Examination Date April 20, 2017
    Results To be determined
       

    CERTIFICATION and CONTINUING CERTIFICATION EXAMINATION—FALL ADMINISTRATION

    Registration Begins (online applications available) February 17
    First Deadline for submission of application ($1,300 fee; no late fee assessed)   May 5
    ABIM begins sending confirmation letters to candidates regarding test center registration May 15
    Final Deadline for submission of application ($1,400 fee; includes $100 non-refundable late fee) June 23
    Deadline to Submit Special Testing Accommodations Documentation June 23
    Deadline to Clear All Deficiencies June 30
    Deadline to Make Official Name Change with the ABFM for Examination June 30
    Deadline to select or change test center by calling Pearson VUE   August 15
    All Geriatric Medicine Fellowship training Must Be Completed (certification candidates only) February 28, 2018
    Deadline to Withdraw from Test Center without Cancellation Fee November 7, 2017
    Examination Date November 14, 2017
    Results To be determined
       
       
    Hospice and Palliative Medicine Examinations 2016

    CONTINUING CERTIFICATION EXAMINATION—FALL ADMINISTRATION 

    Registration Begins (online applications available) February 19
    First Deadline for submission of application ($1,300 fee; no late fee assessed) May 6
    ABIM begins sending confirmation letters to candidates regarding test center registration May 15
    Second Deadline for submission of application ($1,400 fee; includes $100 non-refundable late fee) May 31
    Final Deadline for submission of application ($1,500 fee; includes $200 non-refundable late fee) June 22
    Deadline to Submit Special Testing Accommodations Documentation June 22
    Deadline to Clear All Deficiencies June 30
    Deadline to make official name change with the ABFM for examination June 30
    Deadline to select or change test center by calling Pearson VUE   August 15  
    All Hospice and Palliative Medicine Fellowship training Must Be Completed (certification candidates only) February 28, 2017
    Deadline to Withdraw from Test Center without Cancellation Fee October 31
    Examination Date November 7, 2016
    Results January 27, 2017
       
       
    Hospice and Palliative Medicine Examinations 2017

    CONTINUING CERTIFICATION EXAMINATION—FALL ADMINISTRATION

    Registration Begins (online applications available) February 17
    First Deadline for submission of application ($1,300 fee; no late fee assessed) May 5
    ABIM begins sending confirmation letters to candidates regarding test center registration May 15
    Final Deadline for submission of application ($1,400 fee; includes $100 non-refundable late fee) June 23
    Deadline to Submit Special Testing Accommodations Documentation June 23
    Deadline to Clear All Deficiencies June 30
    Deadline to make official name change with the ABFM for examination June 30
    Deadline to select or change test center by calling Pearson VUE   August 15  
    Deadline to Withdraw from Test Center without Cancellation Fee November 7
    Examination Date November 14, 2017
    Results To be determined
       
       
    Pain Medicine Examinations 2016

    CERTIFICATION and CONTINUING CERTIFICATION EXAMINATION—FALL ADMINISTRATION

    Registration Begins (online applications available) December 4, 2015
    First Deadline to Submit Online Application ($1,300; no late fee assessed if application is advanced beyond payment page by this date) February 8
    ABA begins sending confirmation emails to candidates regarding test center registration March 4
    Second Deadline to Submit Online Application ($1,400 includes $100 non-refundable late fee) March 31
    Final Deadline to Submit Online Application ($1,500 includes $200 non-refundable late fee) April 22
    Deadline to Submit Special Testing Accommodations Documentation April 22
    Deadline to Clear All Deficiencies April 29
    Deadline to Make Official Name Change with the ABFM for Examination April 29
    Deadline to select or change test center by calling Pearson VUE August 15
    All Pain Medicine Fellowship training Must Be Completed (certification candidates only) December 31
    Deadline to Withdraw from Test Center without Seat Fee 5 days prior to scheduled exam
    Final Deadline to meet all certification requirements (residency verification) February 28, 2017
    Certification Examination Date September 17
    Continuing Certification Examination Date(s) September 17 – October 1
    Results To be determined
       
       
    Pain Medicine Examinations 2017

    CERTIFICATION and CONTINUING CERTIFICATION EXAMINATION—FALL ADMINISTRATION

    Registration Begins (online applications available) December 2, 2016
    First Deadline to Submit Online Application ($1,300; no late fee assessed if application is advanced beyond payment page by this date) February 10
    ABA begins sending confirmation emails to candidates regarding test center registration March 4
    Final Deadline to Submit Online Application ($1,400 includes $100 non-refundable late fee) April 21
    Deadline to Submit Special Testing Accommodations Documentation April 21
    Deadline to Clear All Deficiencies April 28
    Deadline to Make Official Name Change with the ABFM for Examination April 28
    Deadline to select or change test center by calling Pearson VUE August 15
    Deadline to Withdraw from Test Center without Seat Fee 5 days prior to scheduled exam
    All Pain Medicine Fellowship training Must Be Completed (certification candidates only) December 31, 2017
    Final Deadline to meet all certification requirements (residency verification) February 28, 2018
    Certification Examination Date September 9, 2017
    Continuing Certification Examination Date(s) September 9–23, 2017
    Results To be determined
       
       
    Sleep Medicine Examinations 2016

    CONTINUING CERTIFICATION EXAM—FALL ADMINISTRATION

    Registration Begins (Online Applications Available) February 19
    First Deadline to Submit the Online Application ($1,300; No Late Fee Assessed) May 6
    ABIM begins sending confirmation letters to candidates regarding test center registration May 15
    Second Deadline for submission of application ($1,400 fee; includes $100 non-refundable late fee) May 31
    Final Deadline for submission of application ($1,500 fee; includes $200 non-refundable late fee) June 22
    Deadline to Submit Special Testing Accommodations Documentation June 22
    Deadline to Clear All Deficiencies June 30
    Deadline to Make Official Name Change with the ABFM for Examination June 30
    Deadline to select or change test center by calling Pearson VUE   August 15
    All Sleep Medicine Fellowship training Must Be Completed (certification candidates only) February 28, 2017
    Deadline to Withdraw from Test Center without Cancellation Fee November 3
    Final Deadline to meet all certification requirements (residency verification) March 31, 2016
    Examination Date November 10, 2016
    Results January 20, 2017
       
       
    Sleep Medicine Examinations 2017

    CERTIFICATION and CONTINUING CERTIFICATION EXAMINATION—FALL ADMINISTRATION

    Registration Begins (Online Applications Available) February 17
    First Deadline to Submit the Online Application ($1,300; No Late Fee Assessed) May 5
    ABIM begins sending confirmation letters to candidates regarding test center registration May 15
    Final Deadline for submission of application ($1,400 fee; includes $100 non-refundable late fee) June 23
    Deadline to Submit Special Testing Accommodations Documentation June 23
    Deadline to Clear All Deficiencies June 30
    Deadline to Make Official Name Change with the ABFM for Examination June 30
    Deadline to select or change test center by calling Pearson VUE   August 15
    Deadline to Withdraw from Test Center without Cancellation Fee November 13, 2017
    All Sleep Medicine Fellowship training Must Be Completed (certification candidates only) February 28, 2018
    Final Deadline to meet all certification requirements (residency verification) April 30, 2018
    Examination Date November 20, 2017
    Results To be determined
       

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