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Exam Dates and Fees


Exam Date: October 16 - 18, 2019
Regular Fee $2,265
Late Fee $2,610 (includes $345 late fee)
Regular Registration Dates January 15, 2019 - April 2, 2019
Late Registration Dates April 3, 2019 - May 15, 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 EST/EDT 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.

2019 General Pediatrics Certification Examinations and Fee Schedules

The deadline to register is 3 pm EST/EDT by the registration dates noted above. The exam will be offered at computer testing centers over a three-day period. Each candidate will take his or her exam on one of the three days.

General Pediatrics fees, which include the non-refundable processing fee, are charged to your credit card (Visa/MasterCard/AmericanExpress) at the time you submit your online application.

2019 Documentation, Withdrawal and Test Accommodation Deadlines

Applicants who are first-time registrants and who graduated from a medical school outside the US or Canada must submit a copy of the medical school diploma, with translation if necessary, and the ECFMG certificate (or acceptable substitution) by July 1, 2019.

Applicants must ensure that the ABP receives a copy of a valid (current), unrestricted license to practice medicine in the US or Canada by October 1, 2019. Waivers of the license requirement will not be granted. Read the "Licensure Policy".

If an applicant for the exam does not meet the October 1, 2019, licensure deadline, the application will be disapproved and the examination fee will be refunded. Neither the processing and evaluation fee nor the late fee is refundable. 


An applicant may withdraw from the exam and receive a refund of the exam fee ($1715) if a signed notification of withdrawal is received by the deadline of October 1, 2019. Fees are not transferable.

If an application is disapproved for the certifying exam, the exam fee will be refunded. Neither the processing evaluating fee and evaluating fee nor the late fee is refundable.

Test Accommodations

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