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General Pediatrics Initial Certification Exams

Important Please be aware that some Prometric test sites may not open registration until six months before the examination.

Since some Prometric test sites do allow registration up to nine months in advance of the examination, we recommend you schedule your examination as soon as possible to ensure the greatest flexibility in securing a convenient testing location and time.

 

General Pediatrics Certification Candidates: Scheduling Information

When scheduling your examination appointment you will be required to provide Prometric with contact information (ie, telephone numbers and email address). Should a testing center be unable to test because of a technical problem or some other emergency (including weather), your appointment will be rescheduled to the first available appointment of your choice (within the specified testing window), at no additional charge. Please be certain to check your email and voice mail for any Prometric messages regarding center closures. In addition, we suggest that you confirm your appointment through www.prometric.com/abp prior to your appointment date.

General Pediatrics Certification Candidates: Important Testing Center Information

Please review "What to expect at a Prometric Testing Center" to obtain detailed information pertaining to the testing center procedures. Information is available regarding identification required for admission to the examination, schedules, and testing center security measures.

General Pediatrics Certification Candidates: Test Accommodations

If you require test accommodations, you cannot schedule or reschedule your examination appointment via the Internet. If you have received approval for an accommodation, please call the Special Accommodations Department in the Prometric Contact Center (800-967-1139) to schedule or reschedule your examination appointment within the United States and Canada. For individuals scheduling or rescheduling test accommodation appointments internationally, please contact the Prometric Registration Center associated with the country or continent in which you wish to take the examination by visiting the International Prometric Scheduling Information page to obtain a Prometric telephone number. If you have not received approval for a test accommodation, please contact the American Board of Pediatrics at gpcert@abpeds.org.

General Pediatrics Certification Candidates: Reschedule/Cancellation Policy

Examinations scheduled within testing windows can only be rescheduled within that window. You may reschedule your appointment time or test center through this Web site by accessing the section titled “Reschedule or Cancel.” A charge may be assessed by Prometric based on when the rescheduling takes place. The following fee schedule applies to American Board of Pediatrics candidates:

  • Candidates rescheduling 30 or more days prior to examination date - no charge
  • Candidates rescheduling 5-29 days prior to examination date - $50.00 fee
  • Candidates rescheduling less than 5 days before an examination date- $120.00 fee

IMPORTANT: An appointment may be rescheduled as late as 11:59 am on the day prior to the appointment; beyond that time, appointments cannot be altered.

If you wish to withdrawal from the examination, you are required to submit written notification to the ABP by the published withdrawal deadline. Depending on the date of the receipt of your notification of withdrawal, your examination fee may be forfeited. Please visit the ABP Web site for more details.

Technical Problems?

For individuals scheduling or rescheduling appointments (within the United States and Canada): If you experience technical problems while scheduling or rescheduling, please contact the ABP via email (gpcert@abpeds.org) or telephone. Although the ABP cannot schedule an appointment for you, we may be able to assist you. It may be necessary for us to refer you to the Prometric toll-free number that is reserved for ABP candidates (866-496-9750) to request assistance.

For individuals scheduling or rescheduling appointments internationally: If you experience technical problems while scheduling or rescheduling, please contact the ABP via email (gpcert@abpeds.org) or telephone. While the ABP cannot schedule an appointment for you, we may be able to assist you. It may be necessary for us to ask you to visit the International Prometric Scheduling Information page to obtain a Prometric telephone number to request assistance.