Important Dates

To view important dates for an exam please select from one of these categories:
  • Part I
  • Part II
  • MOC
  • Hand
  • Sports
  • March - April
    2014
    Part I

    Credentials Committee meets to determine admission to examination.

  • March - April
    2014
    Part II

    Credentials Committee meets to determine admission to the examination.

  • Mar 3 - Apr
    2014
    Maintenance of Certification
    Computer Pathways -- Computer Administered Recertification Examinations, Prometric Technology Centers
  • April
    2014
    Part I

    Candidates receive scheduling permits. This permit must also be presented at the Examination.

  • April
    2014
    Part II

    Letters of notification of admission to examination available online for candidates.

    Candidates selected cases also available online.

  • Apr
    2014
    Maintenance of Certification
    Oral Pathway -- List of 10 selected cases posted online at www.abos.org. Diplomates start the uploading process.
  • April
    2014
    Hand Surgery Sub-Specialty
    Credential committee meets to determine admissibility. Notification of admission is posted online.
  • May
    2014
    Part II

    Deadline to upload images into the Scribe system and pay exam fee.

  • May 01
    2014
    Maintenance of Certification

    Deadline for application for 2015 exam, CMEs and 3 month case list or 6 month case list to be submitted online and postmarked deadline for documents to be mailed.

  • May 15
    2014
    Maintenance of Certification

    Application, CMEs and 3 month case list or 6 month case list late deadline with additional $350.00 late fee.

  • May 15
    2014
    Hand Surgery Sub-Specialty

    Deadline for submission of the $1,400 examination fee.

  • June
    2014
    Part II

    Candidates receive examination assignments and admission cards.

  • June
    2014
    Maintenance of Certification

    Oral Pathway -- Admission cards online

    Combined Hand Pathway - Scheduling permits available online to candidates.

    Computer Pathway exam results online to candidates.

  • june
    2014
    Sports Medicine Sub-Specialty

    Deadline for submission of the $1,050 examination fee.

  • June
    2014
    Hand Surgery Sub-Specialty

    Scheduling permits will be posted online 

  • july
    2014
    Sports Medicine Sub-Specialty

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

  • Jul 10
    2014
    Part I

    Part I examination, Prometric Testing Centers.

  • Jul 21
    2014
    Maintenance of Certification

    Oral Pathway -- Practice-Based Oral Recertification Examination,
    Palmer House, Chicago.

  • July 22 - 24
    2014
    Part II

    Part II examination, Palmer House, Chicago.

  • Aug
    2014
    Part II

    Examination results sent to candidates and program directors.

  • Aug
    2014
    Maintenance of Certification

    Combined Sports Pathway - Scheduling permits available online to candidates.

    Oral Pathway exam results available online to candidates. 

  • Aug 01
    2014
    Sports Medicine Sub-Specialty

    Application available at www.abos.org. Login with username and password and click on the “Sports” tab

  • Sep
    2014
    Maintenance of Certification

    Combined Hand Examination administered at Prometric Technology Centers.

  • Sep 08
    2014
    Hand Surgery Sub-Specialty

    Initial hand examination administered at Prometric Technology Centers (nationwide).

  • Sep 8 - 20
    2014
    Hand Surgery Sub-Specialty

    Hand Recertification examination administered at Prometric Technology Centers (nationwide)

  • Oct
    2014
    Part I

    Examination results sent to candidates and program directors.

  • Oct
    2014
    Maintenance of Certification

    Credentials Committee meets to decide admission of applicants to the examinations. Letters of notification posted online at www.abos.org.

  • Oct 17 -30
    2014
    Maintenance of Certification

    Combined Sports Computer Exam to be held at Prometric Technology Centers.

  • Oct 17
    2014
    Sports Medicine Sub-Specialty

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

  • Nov
    2014
    Hand Surgery Sub-Specialty

    Examination results are posted online (the Board office does not release results by phone)

  • Dec 15
    2014
    Maintenance of Certification

    Examination fee due for all computer pathways

  • Feb
    2015
    Maintenance of Certification

    Computer Pathways – Scheduling permits available online to candidates.

  • March - April
    2015
    Part II

    Credentials Committee meets to determine admission to the examination.

  • Mar 2 - Apr 30
    2015
    Maintenance of Certification

    Computer Pathways -- Computer Administered Recertification Examinations, Prometric Technology Centers.

  • April
    2015
    Part II

    Letters of notification of admission to examination available online for candidates.

    Candidates selected cases also available online.

  • Apr
    2015
    Maintenance of Certification

    Oral Pathway -- List of 10 selected cases posted online at www.abos.org. Diplomates start the uploading process.

  • May
    2015
    Maintenance of Certification
    Oral Pathway --Deadline to upload images and arthroscopic prints and pay exam fee
  • May
    2015
    Part II

    Deadline to upload images into the Scribe system and pay exam fee.

  • June
    2015
    Part II

    Candidates receive examination assignments and admission cards.

  • June
    2015
    Maintenance of Certification

    Oral Pathway -- Admission cards online.

    Combined Hand Pathway – Scheduling permits available online to candidates.

    Computer Pathway exam results online to candidates.

  • Jul 20
    2015
    Maintenance of Certification
    Oral Pathway -- Practice-Based Oral Recertification Examination, Palmer House, Chicago.
  • July 21 - 23
    2015
    Part II

    Part II examination, Palmer House, Chicago.

  • Aug
    2015
    Part II

    Examination results sent to candidates and program directors.

  • Aug
    2015
    Maintenance of Certification

    Combined Sports Pathway – Scheduling permits available online to candidates.

    Oral Pathway exam results available online to candidates.

  • Sep 8 - 21
    2015
    Maintenance of Certification
    Combined Hand Examination administered at Prometric Technology Centers
  • Oct 8 - 22
    2015
    Maintenance of Certification
    Combined Sports Examination administered at Prometric Technology Centers.
  • Nov
    2015
    Maintenance of Certification
    Combined Hand Examination -Results available online to candidates.
  • Dec
    2015
    Maintenance of Certification
    Combined Sports Examination -Results available online to candidates.

IMPORTANT INFORMATION FOR 2014 PART II AND ORAL RECERTIFICATION CANDIDATES

THE BOARD HAS MADE CHANGES TO THE 2014 ORAL EXAMINATIONS.  YOU ARE NOW REQUIRED TO UPLOAD INTO THE SCRIBE SYSTEM YOUR RECORDS FOR THE 10 CASES YOU WILL BE PRESENTING AT THE EXAMINATION.  PLEASE REVIEW THE INFORMATION IN THE CANDIDATE INFORMATION AND UPLOAD LINKS ONCE YOU’VE LOGGED INTO THE WEBSITE.

2014 Oral Exams Hotel Reservations

The ABOS Part II and Oral Recertification exams will be held at the Palmer house in Chicago, IL from July 21st to July 24th.

Reservations at the Palmer House can be made here.

ABOS Newsletter

The Spring edition of the ABOS Newsletter, "The Diplomate" is now available and can be found here.

Maintenance of Certification

Maintenance of Certification (MOC) is required for all Board-certified orthopaedic surgeons with time limited certificates.

MORE INFORMATION ON MOC

Registration is easy and is required to access the MOC dashboard. The dashboard facilitates identification of MOC goals and confirms progress in the process.

About ABOS

The American Board of Orthopaedic Surgery, Inc. functions to serve the best interests of the public and of the medical profession by establishing educational standards for orthopaedic residents and by evaluating the initial and continuing qualifications and knowledge of orthopaedic surgeons. 

 To Learn more about our mission, please visit here.


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