Early registration - $750
Regular registration - $850
Subsequent attempt registration - $425*

Application Documents

All candidates must upload the following documentation as part of the online application:

Once all application documents are received and reviewed, candidates will be notified that their application has been accepted or rejected via email. 

How do I schedule my exam day/time?

The exam will be available all hours of the day on the dates listed above. You do not need to let our office know when you are planning to take the exam during that timeframe. 

How is the exam proctored?

The exam is proctored via webcam, so candidates will need a computer with a webcam in order to sit for the exam. The ABEM does not provide a webcam for the exam. The exam candidate will need to use a computer with a webcam built in or obtain add-on webcam to be used for the exam. A strong internet connection and a quiet space will be needed (no one else can be in the room while you are taking the exam). The exam is proctored by AI (artificial intelligence) software, so it will flag certain eye or body movements as cheating (manually reviewed by our staff). More details on this will be provided closer to the exam date.

*Subsequent Attempt Fee

A reduced registration fee is available for those who have previously sat for the ABEM exam, but were unsuccessful in their attempt. Please email for a code to be used during the online registration process.

Refund and Withdrawal

If you withdraw or are unable to appear for the examination, you must provide written notification to the ABEM in advance. If you withdraw and provide written notification prior to the refund-request deadline, $650 of the examination fee is refundable. If you withdraw after the refund request deadline, or you do not appear for the examination, all fees will be forfeited.

If the ABEM determines you are not eligible or you do not provide the necessary documentation, $650 of the examination fee will be refunded. Find out more about eligibility on the Certification Requirements page.

Americans with Disabilities Act

The ABEM supports the intent of the Americans With Disabilities Act (ADA). The Board will make a reasonable effort to provide qualified candidates who have documented disabilities the necessary auxiliary aids and services that do not fundamentally alter the measurement of the skills or knowledge the Board’s program is intended to test or result in an undue burden [Americans With Disabilities Act (ADA) §309(b)(3)]. Candidates desiring accommodations for documented disabilities must also complete the Disability Accommodation Request Form and submit it to the ABEM office by the supporting documentation deadline.