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How to Apply for SITE

Fellows must be in training at the time of the examination and listed on a subspecialty tracking roster to be eligible to take SITE. Subspecialty program directors must return the American Board of Pediatrics (ABP) tracking roster, with the name of each fellow and identifying data including dates of fellowship, to the ABP before a fellow may register for SITE. Program directors should immediately submit data for fellows who join the fellowship after the tracking roster is submitted, so they may register at the earliest possible date.

There is a 2-part application process for this exam.

Step 1:

To apply for the SITE, you must have an ABP Portfolio.

  • Log into your existing ABP Portfolio
  • Create an ABP Portfolio - You will need to have the following information on-hand to create your personal physician portfolio:
    • Full Name
    • Enter last four digits of Social Security or Social Insurance Number
    • Date of Birth
    • Name of school where final year of training completed
    • Valid email address

After logging in:

  • Step 1: Click on "Apply for Exams."
  • Step 2: Select "In-Training Examination."
  • Step 3: Select "I am applying as a new applicant."
  • Step 4: Select your subspecialty.
  • Step 5: Complete the SITE application.

Computer technical difficulties, operator error, or difficulties arising due to username or password problems (ie, forgotten password or inability to log in to the ABP database due to inconsistency with spelling of names) must be resolved and the application completed and submitted before the 3:00 pm (EST) 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 held responsible to check their ability to apply well before the deadline. The application deadline cannot be extended.

Step 2:

Within 48 business hours after the fellow successfully applied to the ABP, instructions will be sent to the fellow's email address on record regarding on how to schedule a seat at a Prometric testing center. If the email is not received within 5 business days of the application, fellows must contact the ABP.

It is strongly recommended that a fellow schedule a test date with Prometric immediately after the 48-hour processing period. If site scheduling is not completed immediately after the fellow's registration has been submitted to Prometric (approximately two business days after submission of application) or at least three months in advance of the testing window, a fellow is less likely to have the opportunity of selecting a preferred test location.

After completing the SITE application and receiving an email providing instructions for contacting Prometric, the fellow must schedule a testing center, date, and time with Prometric.

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

Testing Program: American Board of Pediatrics

Exam: In-Training Exam in your subspecialty

Eligibility ID: ABP and your ABP ID number (ie, ABP123456). Your eligibility ID can be found in your confirmation email and the email providing the instructions for scheduling a seat at Prometric. You will also be required to enter the last 4 letters of your last name.

You can use one of the following 2 methods to schedule your test date and time with Prometric:

Online Scheduling (quickest, most efficient and recommended)

To locate a testing center and schedule your exam date, visit the Prometric scheduling website.

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 last 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.

Note: Please be certain to click the "Commit Registration" button in order to finalize your appointment scheduling request. Prometric will issue you a confirmation number when your appointment has been successfully scheduled. If you do not receive a confirmation number (which will be provided near the top of the appointment page), your appointment has not been scheduled and it will be necessary for you to repeat the scheduling process.

OR

Toll-Free Telephone Scheduling:

  • Step 1: Dial the Prometric toll-free number that has been reserved for the ABP (1-866-496-9750).
  • Step 2: After an automated introduction, a Prometric representative will answer. State the specific name of the exam you are taking (ie, Neonatology In-training Exam).
  • Step 3: You may also need to tell the Prometric representative that you want to take an American Board of Pediatrics Exam.