Information for Candidates Booklet
The ABEM Initial Certification Information for Candidates booklet
includes key dates, application and examination fees, ADA information, eligibility and application requirements, examination overview, example questions, study resources, and more.
Interest In Certification
Fill out the Interest in Certification
form to sign up for communications related to upcoming ABEM activities.
Requirements for Eligibility
Candidates must meet eligibility requirements
for the year in which the examination is taken, regardless of prior approval. Eligibility does not carry over automatically from year to year.
If you are an international candidate, please note the ABEM Initial Certification Requirements for International Eligibility.
Key Examination Dates
See information for upcoming ABEM Initial Examination Key Dates, including registration opening, closing, and examination dates.
Frequently Asked Questions (FAQ)
Many of the questions you may have about the ABEM Initial Certification Exam are answered in the FAQ section
Important Application Documents
When applying for the exam, candidates must also submit supporting Application Documents
to be eligible for the ABEM Examination.
Candidate's needing assistance during their exam day will need to read and fill out the Disability Accommodation Request Form
After pass/fail e-mails are sent to candidates, all passing candidates' names are posted on the Results page
, along with the top 10% of passing scorers.
Withdrawing from the ABEM Exam
For more information about withdrawing from the exam, read our policy