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Scheduling and Rescheduling Exams

After you apply for your ABP examination, you will receive an email after 48 hours with instructions on how to schedule a seat at a Prometric testing center. Instructions for scheduling with Prometric are also outlined below. If you do not receive your instructions within 5 business days of your application, contact the ABP. To receive the largest selection of dates, times and locations, schedule your exam with Prometric immediately after the 48-hour processing period. Although it is advisable to schedule your examination as soon as possible in order to have the greatest flexibility in securing a convenient testing location and time, please be aware that Prometric traditionally opens the scheduling window six months in advance of the examination.

You can schedule an exam date and time with Prometric via their Web site or toll-free phone number. If you schedule by phone, Prometric will assign the first possible time slot on the day chosen. If you schedule online, you can pick your date and time. Online scheduling is the quickest, most efficient and recommended scheduling method.

Online Scheduling
To locate a testing center and schedule or reschedule your exam date, visit the Prometric scheduling Web site.

When asked to enter your eligibility identification number (ID), enter the letters ABP and your ABP ID number (eg, ABP123456). Your eligibility ID can be found in your confirmation email and the email that provides instructions for scheduling a seat at Prometric. You will also be required to enter the first 4 characters of your last name.

Be sure to click Commit Registration to finalize your scheduling request. Prometric will issue a confirmation number when your appointment has been successfully scheduled; this number will be located near the top of the confirmation page. If you do not receive a confirmation number, you will need to repeat the scheduling process.

Toll-free Telephone Scheduling
Step 1: Dial the ABP’s Prometric toll-free number: 1-866-496-9750.

Step 2: After an automated introduction, a Prometric representative will answer. State the specific name of the examination you are taking (eg, Subspecialty In-training, Subspecialty Certification, or General Pediatrics Certification Exam). You may also need to tell the Prometric representative that you want to take an American Board of Pediatrics exam.

When scheduling, you may be asked for the following information:

  • Testing Program: American Board of Pediatrics
  • Examination: Subspecialty In-training, Subspecialty Certification, or General Pediatrics Certification Exam
  • Eligibility ID: ABP and your ABP ID number (eg, ABP123456). Your eligibility ID can be found in your confirmation email and the email that provides the instructions for scheduling a seat at Prometric. You will also be required to enter the first 4 characters of your last name.

Rescheduling Examinations
If you need to change your appointment, you must contact Prometric directly. Reservations may be changed up to 30 days before the scheduled testing date without an additional fee. After this deadline, Prometric will assess a fee for rescheduling. Examinations may only be rescheduled within the same testing window.