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Dates and Deadlines

Important dates and deadlines related to the Family Medicine Certification Longitudinal Assessment (longitudinal assessment) and Family Medicine Certification Examination (one-day exam) will be featured on this page and regularly updated as new information becomes available.

2024 Longitudinal Assessment

Deadline Description Date
Registration Begins
(Online Applications Available)
October 20, 2023
First Deadline to Submit Online Application
(No Late Fee Assessed)
January 22, 2024
Deadline to Submit Special Testing Accommodations Documentation for Quarter 1 Participation February 29, 2024
Deadline to Complete Q1 Questions
(Applications Completed After Deadline Will Begin Participation with 25 Deferred Questions)
March 31, 2024
Deadline to Submit Special Testing Accommodations Documentation for Quarter 2 Participation May 31, 2024
Final Deadline to Submit Online Application (Includes $100 Non-Refundable Fee) June 10, 2024
Last Day to Complete All Certification Activity Requirements for Examination June 10, 2024
Last Day to Clear Pending Application Requirements June 17, 2024

Spring 2024 One-Day Exam

Deadline Description Date
Registration Begins
(Online Applications Available)
October 20, 2023
First Deadline to Submit Online Application
(No Late Fee Assessed)
January 22, 2024
Priority Seating Ends
(For Best Seating Options, Select a Testing Center by This Date)
February 12, 2024
Final Deadline to Submit Online Application
(Requires a $100 Non-Refundable Late Fee)
February 29, 2024
Deadline to Submit Special Testing Accommodations Documentation February 29, 2024
Last Day to Complete All Certification Activity Requirements for Examination February 29, 2024
Deadline to Clear Pending Requirements March 11, 2024
Deadline to Make Official Name Change with ABFM for Examination March 11, 2024
Deadline to Select Testing Date/Location March 18, 2024
All Family Medicine Residency Training Must be Completed June 30, 2024
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 9, 10, 11, 12, 13, 15, 16, 17, 18, 19, 20, 22, 23, 24, 25 and 26, 2024
Examination Results May 31, 2024

Notes: 

  • To review the specific fees that apply to your examination, please log into your MyABFM 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 2024 One-Day Exam

Deadline Description Date
Registration Begins
(Online Applications Available)
July 12, 2024
First Deadline to Submit Online Application
(No Late Fee Assessed)
August 19, 2024
Priority Seating Ends
(For Best Seating Options, Select a Testing Center by This Date)
September 9, 2024
Final Deadline to Submit Online Application
(Requires a $100 Non-Refundable Late Fee)
September 23, 2024
Deadline to Submit Special Testing Accommodations Documentation September 23, 2024
Last Day to Complete All Certification Activity Requirements for Examination September 23, 2024
Deadline to Clear Pending Requirements October 14, 2024
Deadline to Make Official Name Change with ABFM for Examination October 14, 2024
Deadline to Select Testing Date/Location October 23, 2024
All Family Medicine Residency Training Must be Completed December 31, 2024
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, 12, 13, 14, 15, 16, 18 and 19, 2024
Examination Results (Tentative) December 27, 2024

Notes: 

  • To review the specific fees that apply to your examination, please log into your MyABFM 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.

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