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Exam Dates and Fees for Subspecialties

Subspecialty Initial Certification Exam Dates and Fees

Examinations Through 2021


2020 Summer and Fall Exams

Registration and exam dates are updated as information becomes available. The deadline to register for ALL exams is 3 p.m. ET by the registration dates noted below.

Regular Registration: $2,900 (includes $750 processing fee)
Late Registration: $2,900 ($345 late fee waived in 2020 due to COVID-19 outbreak)

Sports Medicine July 7 – Aug. 4, 2020
Pediatric Transplant Hepatology Oct. 15, 2020
Hospice and Palliative Medicine Oct. 19, 2020
Medical Toxicology Oct. 22-29, 2020
Pediatric Critical Care Medicine Nov. 4, 2020
Pediatric Cardiology Nov. 5, 2020
Pediatric Pulmonology Nov. 17, 2020
 
Regular Registration (login required) Feb. 3, 2020 - March 31, 2020
(no exceptions)*
Late Registration (login required) April 1, 2020 - April 30, 2020
(no exceptions)*
 

2020 Sports Medicine Exam Withdrawal Deadline**: June 15, 2020
Fall 2020 Exams Withdrawal Deadline**: Oct. 9, 2020

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2021 Spring Exams

Registration and exam dates are updated as information becomes available. The deadline to register for ALL exams is 3 p.m. ET by the registration dates noted below.

Regular Registration: $2,900 (includes $750 processing fee)
Late Registration: $2,900 ($345 late fee waived in 2020 due to COVID-19 outbreak)

Pediatric Emergency Medicine April 6, 2021
Pediatric Hematology-Oncology April 7, 2021
Pediatric Rheumatology April 20, 2021
Developmental-Behavioral Pediatrics April 20, 2021
 
Regular Registration (login required) Aug. 3, 2020 - Sept. 30, 2020
(no exceptions)*
Late Registration (login required) Oct. 1, 2020 - Oct. 30, 2020
(no exceptions)*
 

Spring 2021 Exams Withdrawal Deadline**: Feb. 26, 2021

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2021 Summer and Fall Exams

Registration and exam dates are updated as information becomes available. The deadline to register for ALL exams is 3 p.m. ET by the registration dates noted below.

Regular Registration: $2,900 (includes $750 processing fee)
Late Registration: $3,245 (includes $345 late fee)

Sports Medicine July 6-10, 2021
Sleep Medicine Nov. 3, 2021
Pediatric Infectious Diseases Nov. 9, 2021
Pediatric Endocrinology Nov. 10, 2021
Pediatric Gastroenterology Nov. 16, 2021
Pediatric Hospital Medicine Nov. 17-18, 2021
 
Regular Registration (login required) Feb. 1, 2021 - March 31, 2021
(no exceptions)*
Late Registration (login required) April 1, 2021 - April 30, 2021
(no exceptions)*
 

2021 Sports Medicine Exam Withdrawal Deadline**: TBD
Fall 2021 Exams Withdrawal Deadline**: TBD

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*Computer or Technical Difficulties

Computer or technical issues, operator error, or difficulties arising from username or password problems, e.g., forgotten password or inability to log in to the American Board of Pediatrics (ABP) application system due to an inconsistency with the spelling of names, must be resolved and the application completed and submitted before the 3 p.m. ET deadline. Please be aware that it can take up to 48 business hours (excluding weekends) to resolve certain technical difficulties. The ABP makes every effort to assist with these issues promptly; however, applicants are responsible for verifying their ability to apply well before the deadline. No exceptions will be allowed for applicants who miss the application deadline.

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Test Accommodations

Applicants who require test accommodations must notify the ABP by submitting a completed New Request Form (PDF) or Repeat Request Form (PDF).

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**Exam Withdrawal Information

If you wish to withdraw your application and receive the refundable exam fee, the ABP must receive a signed notification by the deadline date. The processing and late fees, if applicable, will be retained by the ABP. Fees are not transferable.

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