Spring 2019 Important Dates 

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

Deadline Description Date

Registration Begins

(Online Applications Available)

December 7, 2018

First Deadline to Submit Online Application

(No Late Fee Assessed)

January 25, 2019

Priority Seating Ends

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

February 15, 2019

Final Deadline to Submit Online Application

(Requires a $100 Non-Refundable Late Fee)

March 1, 2019

Deadline to Submit Special Testing Accommodations Documentation

March 1, 2019

Deadline to Complete All Certification Activity Requirements for Examination

March 1, 2019

Deadline to Clear Pending Requirements

(Except License & Completion of Training)

March 15, 2019

Deadline to Make Official Name Change with ABFM for Examination

March 15, 2019

Deadline to Select Testing Date/Location 
(Note: There will be limited seating for anyone selecting a test center after February 15)

March 22, 2019

All Family Medicine Residency Training Must be Completed

June 30, 2019*

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 16, 17, 18, 19, 20, 22, 23, 24, 25, 26, 27, 29

Examination Results 

June 7, 2019

(* Residents who are in good standing and expected to complete training by June 30, 2019 are eligible to take the April 2019 examination. Anyone completing between July 1 and October 31, 2019 will require Program Director approval to take the exam in April 2018. Anyone completing after October 31, 2019 should plan to take the exam in November 2019.)

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 2019 Important Dates 

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

Deadline Description Date

Registration Begins

(Online Applications Available)

July 19, 2019

First Deadline to Submit Online Application

(No Late Fee Assessed)

August 23, 2019

Priority Seating Ends

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

September 16, 2019

Final Deadline to Submit Online Application

(Requires a $100 Non-Refundable Late Fee)

September 16, 2019

Deadline to Submit Special Testing Accommodations Documentation

September 16, 2019

Deadline to Complete All Certification Activity Requirements for Examination

September 16, 2019

Deadline to Clear Pending Requirements

(Except License & Completion of Training)

October 7, 2019

Deadline to Make Official Name Change with ABFM for Examination

October 7, 2019

Deadline to Select Testing Date/Location 
(Note: There will be limited seating for anyone selecting a test center after September 16)

October 28, 2019

All Family Medicine Residency Training Must be Completed

December 31, 2019*

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 11-16 2019

Examination Results (Tentative)

December 31, 2019

(* Residents who are in good standing and expected to complete training by December 31, 2019 are eligible to take the November 2019 examination. Anyone completing between January 1 and April 30, 2020 will require Program Director approval to take the exam in November 2018. Anyone completing after April 30, 2020 should plan to take the exam in April 2020.)

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.