American Board of Orthopaedic Surgery

Computer-Based Recertification

2020 Computer-Based Recertification Examinations

2
jan
2019

Recertification Application opens. Surgical cases can be entered into ABOS's Scribe system.

2
dec
2019

Deadline for Application, CMEs/SAEs, Finalized Case List, and Application Fee, submitted through your Diplomate Dashboard, by 4 pm ET

16
dec
2019

Late deadline with $350 late fee

-
april
2020

Credentials Committee meets to determine approval of Recertification Applicants.

5
may
2020

Diplomates receive an email when the Credentials Committee decision letters are posted to the Diplomate's Password-Protected Portal.

30
june
2020

Deadline to pay Examination Fee.

june
2020

Scheduling permits posted to the Diplomate's Password-Protected Portal. Diplomates receive an email when they are posted.

11
aug
2020

All Recertification Examinations administered at Prometric Testing Centers begin

30
sept
2020

Adult Reconstruction, Foot and Ankle, General Orthopaedics, Orthopaedic Sports Medicine (Combined and Practice-Profiled), Orthopaedic Trauma, Pediatric Orthopaedic Surgery, Shoulder and Elbow, and Surgery of the Spine Recertification Examinations administered at Prometric Testing Centers end

14
oct
2020

Surgery of the Hand Combined and Practice-Profiled Examinations administered at Prometric Testing Centers end

dec
2020

Examination results are posted to the Diplomate's Password-Protected Portal. Diplomates receive an email when they are posted.

2021 Computer-Based Recertification Examinations

2
jan
2020

Recertification Application and Case List opens. Surgical cases can be entered into ABOS's Scribe system.

1
dec
2020

Deadline for Application, CMEs/SAEs, Finalized Case List, and Application Fee, submitted through your Diplomate Dashboard, by 4 pm ET

15
dec
2020

Late deadline with $350 late fee at 4 pm ET

-
april
2021

Credentials Committee meets to determine approval of Recertification Applicants.

-
may
2021

Diplomates receive an email when the Credentials Committee decision letters are posted to the Diplomate's Password-Protected Portal.

30
june
2021

Deadline to pay Examination Fee.

june
2021

Scheduling permits posted to the Diplomate Dashboard. Diplomates receive an email when they are posted.

3
aug
2021

All Recertification Examinations administered at Prometric Testing Centers begin

14
oct
2021

All Recertification Examinations administered at Prometric Testing Centers end

dec
2021

Examination results are posted to the Diplomate's Dashboard. Diplomates receive an email when they are posted.

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