Important Dates
Deadlines are in Eastern time

To view important dates for an exam please select from one of these categories:
  • Part I
  • Part II
  • MOC
  • Hand
  • Sports
  • june
    2016
    Part II
    Candidates receive examination assignments and admission cards.
  • June
    2016
    Maintenance of Certification
    Oral Pathways -- Admission cards posted online.
  • June
    2016
    Sports Medicine Sub-Specialty
    Deadline for submission of the $1,400 examination fee.
  • June
    2016
    Hand Surgery Sub-Specialty
    Scheduling permits will be posted online
  • Jun 15
    2016
    Part II
    Deadline to upload images, arthroscopic prints and records into the Scribe system for the selected cases and pay the exam fee.
  • Jun 15
    2016
    Maintenance of Certification
    Oral Pathways --Deadline to upload images and arthroscopic prints and pay exam fee
  • July
    2016
    Maintenance of Certification

    Combined Hand Computer Pathway – Scheduling permits available online to candidates.

    Computer Pathways, General, Adult Reconstruction and Spine exam results online to candidates.
  • Jul 07
    2016
    Part I
    Part I Examination administered at Prometric Testing Centers.
  • Jul 25
    2016
    Maintenance of Certification
    Oral Pathways -- Practice-Based Oral Recertification Examination, Palmer House, Chicago.
  • July 26-28
    2016
    Part II
    Part II examination administered at the Palmer House in Chicago, IL.
  • aug
    2016
    Part II
    Examination results posted online for candidates and program directors.
  • Aug
    2016
    Maintenance of Certification

    Combined Sports Computer Pathway – Scheduling permits available online to candidates.

    Oral Pathway exam results available online to candidates.
  • aug
    2016
    Sports Medicine Sub-Specialty

    Candidate scheduling/admission permits are posted online. (This permit must also be presented at the examination.)

  • Sep
    2016
    Part I
    Examination results posted online for candidates and program directors.
  • Sep 8-22
    2016
    Maintenance of Certification

    Combined Hand Computer Examination administered at Prometric Testing Centers.

  • Sep 08
    2016
    Hand Surgery Sub-Specialty

    Initial Hand Examination administered at Prometric Testing Centers

  • Sep 8-22
    2016
    Hand Surgery Sub-Specialty

    Hand Recertification examination administered at Prometric Testing Centers

  • Oct 3-17
    2016
    Maintenance of Certification

    Combined Sports Computer Examination administered at Prometric Testing Centers.

  • Oct 03
    2016
    Sports Medicine Sub-Specialty

    Subspecialty Certificate in Orthopaedic Sports Medicine examination administered at Prometric Testing Centers nationwide.

  • Oct 03
    2016
    Sports Medicine Sub-Specialty

    Sports Recertification: Candidate scheduling/admission permits are posted online. (This permit must also be presented at the examination.)

  • Nov
    2016
    Maintenance of Certification
    Combined Hand Computer Examination -Results available online to candidates.
  • Nov
    2016
    Hand Surgery Sub-Specialty
    Examination results are posted online (the Board office does not release results by phone)
  • Dec
    2016
    Maintenance of Certification
    Combined Sports Computer Examination -Results available online to candidates.

The ABOS office will be closed Monday, May 30th and will reopen Tuesday May 31st.

Maintenance of Certification

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About ABOS

MISSION:  To ensure safe, ethical, and effective practice of orthopaedic surgery the ABOS maintains the highest standards for education, practice, and conduct through examination, certification, and maintenance of certification for the benefit of the public. 

VISION:  To improve the quality of care and outcomes for patients, the ABOS will establish and maintain high standards for competence and lifelong education of board certified orthopaedic surgeons. 

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