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Exam Dates and Fees for Subspecialties

Subspecialty Initial Certification Examinations and Fee Schedules

Registration and exam dates are updated as information becomes available. The deadline to register for ALL exams is 3 pm EST/EDT by the registration dates noted below.

The following exam fees are valid for 2018 examinations:
Regular Registration: $2,900
Late Registration: $3,245 (includes an additional $345 late fee)

2018 Fall Examinations

Pediatric Transplant Hepatology October 16, 2018
Medical Toxicology November 1, 2018
Pediatric Pulmonology November 1, 2018
Pediatric Critical Care Medicine November 15, 2018
Pediatric Cardiology November 19, 2018
Hospice and Palliative Medicine November 20, 2018
Regular Registration February 1, 2018 - April 2, 2018
Late Registration April 3, 2018 - May 1, 2018

Fall Examinations: If you wish to withdraw your application and receive the refundable exam fee, the ABP must receive a signed notification by September 26, 2018. (Withdrawal notification date for Pediatric Transplant Hepatology is August 30, 2018.) The processing and late fees, if applicable, will be retained by the ABP. Fees are not transferable.

The following exam fees are valid for 2019 examinations:
Regular Registration: $2,900
Late Registration: $3,245 (includes an additional $345 late fee)

2019 Spring Examinations

Pediatric Rheumatology April 4, 2019
Pediatric Emergency Medicine April 9, 2019
Developmental-Behavioral Pediatrics April 10, 2019
Pediatric Hematology-Oncology April 11, 2019
Regular Registration August 1, 2018 - October 1, 2018
Late Registration October 2, 2018 - October 31, 2018


2019 Summer/Fall Examinations

Sports Medicine July 15, 2019 - July 20, 2019
Pediatric Infectious Diseases November 5, 2019
Sleep Medicine November 6, 2019
Pediatric Endocrinology November 7, 2019
Pediatric Hospital Medicine November 12 - 13, 2019
Pediatric Gastroenterology November 14, 2019
Regular Registration February 1, 2019 - April 1, 2019
Late Registration April 2, 2019 - April 30, 2019


IMPORTANT: Computer technical difficulties, operator error or difficulties arising from username or password problems (eg, forgotten password or inability to log into 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 pm Eastern Standard or Eastern Daylight Time deadline. Please be aware that it can take up to 48 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.

Test Accommodations

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