Summer 2020 Important Dates

One-Day Family Medicine Certification Examination Administered in a Test Center

Deadline Description Date

Summer Examination Dates

July 7, 8, 9, 10, 11, 12, 13, 14, 15, 16, 17, 18, 19, 20, 21, 22, 23, 24, 25, 26, 27, 28, 29, 30 & 31, 2020

August 1, 2, 3 & 4, 2020

Examination Results

September 4, 2020


Fall 2020 Important Dates 

One-Day Family Medicine Certification Examination Administered in a Test Center

Deadline Description Date

Registration Begins

(Online Applications Available)

July 31, 2020

Priority Seating Ends

(For Best Seating Options, Select a Testing Center by This Date)

September 14, 2020

Final Deadline to Submit Online Application

September 28, 2020

Deadline to Submit Special Testing Accommodations Documentation

September 28, 2020

Deadline to Complete All Certification Activity Requirements for Examination

September 28, 2020

Deadline to Clear Pending Requirements

(Except License & Completion of Training)

October 19, 2020

Deadline to Make Official Name Change with ABFM for Examination

October 19, 2020

Deadline to Select Testing Date/Location 
(Note: There will be limited seating for anyone selecting a test center after September 14)

October 26, 2020

All Family Medicine Residency Training Must be Completed

December 31, 2020*

Deadline to Withdraw from Examination without Cancellation Fee

30 days prior to scheduled exam

Deadline to Withdraw from Examination 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 9–14, 2020

Examination Results (Tentative)

December 31, 2020

(* Residents who are in good standing and expected to complete training by December 31, 2020 are eligible to take the November 2020 examination. Anyone completing between January 1 and April 30, 2021 will require Program Director approval to take the exam in November 2020. Anyone completing after April 30, 2021 should plan to take the exam in April 2021.)

NOTES:

  • To review the specific fees that apply to your examination, please log into your Physician Portfolio, start the exam application, and review the fee details.
  • To avoid a late registration fee, the application must be advanced beyond the payment page by the first deadline to submit the online application.

SPRING 2021 IMPORTANT DATES

One-Day Family Medicine Certification Examination Administered in a Test Center

Deadline Description Date

Registration Begins

(Online Applications Available)

December 4, 2020

First Deadline to Submit Online Application

(No Late Fee Assessed)

January 25, 2021

Priority Seating Ends

(For Best Seating Options, Select a Testing Center by This Date)

February 15, 2021

Final Deadline to Submit Online Application

(Requires a $100 Non-Refundable Late Fee)

March 1, 2021

Deadline to Submit Special Testing Accommodations Documentation

March 1, 2021

Deadline to Complete All Certification Activity Requirements for Examination

March 1, 2021

Deadline to Clear Pending Requirements

(Except License & Completion of Training)

March 15, 2021

Deadline to Make Official Name Change with ABFM for Examination

March 15, 2021

Deadline to Select Testing Date/Location 
(Note: There will be limited seating for anyone selecting a test center after September 14)

March 22, 2021

All Family Medicine Residency Training Must be Completed

June 30, 2021*

Deadline to Withdraw from Examination without Cancellation Fee

30 days prior to scheduled exam

Deadline to Withdraw from Examination without Seat Fee

5 days prior to scheduled exam

Deadline to Change Testing Date/Location

48 hours prior to scheduled exam

Spring Examination Dates

April 6, 7, 8, 9, 10, 12, 13, 14, 15, 16, 17, 19 & 20, 2021

Examination Results (Tentative)

June 11, 2021

(* Residents who are in good standing and expected to complete training by June 30, 2021 are eligible to take the April 2021 examination. Anyone completing between July 1 and October 31, 2021 will require Program Director approval to take the exam in April 2021. Anyone completing after October 31, 2021 should plan to take the exam in November 2021.)

NOTES:

  • To review the specific fees that apply to your examination, please log into your Physician Portfolio, start the exam application, and review the fee details.
  • To avoid a late registration fee, the application must be advanced beyond the payment page by the first deadline to submit the online application.

FALL 2021 IMPORTANT DATES

One-Day Family Medicine Certification Examination Administered in a Test Center

Deadline Description Date

Registration Begins

(Online Applications Available)

July 15, 2021

First Deadline to Submit Online Application

(No Late Fee Assessed)

August 23, 2021

Priority Seating Ends

(For Best Seating Options, Select a Testing Center by This Date)

September 13, 2021

Final Deadline to Submit Online Application

(Requires a $100 Non-Refundable Late Fee)

September 27, 2021

Deadline to Submit Special Testing Accommodations Documentation

September 27, 2021

Deadline to Complete All Certification Activity Requirements for Examination

September 27, 2021

Deadline to Clear Pending Requirements

(Except License & Completion of Training)

October 18, 2021

Deadline to Make Official Name Change with ABFM for Examination

October 18, 2021

Deadline to Select Testing Date/Location 
(Note: There will be limited seating for anyone selecting a test center after September 14)

October 25, 2021

All Family Medicine Residency Training Must be Completed

December 31, 2021*

Deadline to Withdraw from Examination without Cancellation Fee

30 days prior to scheduled exam

Deadline to Withdraw from Examination without Seat Fee

5 days prior to scheduled exam

Deadline to Change Testing Date/Location

48 hours prior to scheduled exam

Spring Examination Dates

November 8, 9, 10, 11, 12, & 13, 2021

Examination Results (Tentative)

December 31, 2021

(* Residents who are in good standing and expected to complete training by December 31, 2021 are eligible to take the November 2021 examination. Anyone completing between January 1 and April 30, 2022 will require Program Director approval to take the exam in November 2021. Anyone completing after April 30, 2022 should plan to take the exam in April 2022.)

NOTES:

  • To review the specific fees that apply to your examination, please log into your Physician Portfolio, start the exam application, and review the fee details.
  • To avoid a late registration fee, the application must be advanced beyond the payment page by the first deadline to submit the online application.