American Board of Orthopaedic Surgery

Oral Recertification

Examinees continuing with the 2020 ABOS Case Based Examination should talk with their Certification Specialist about their schedule.

2021 Oral Recertification Examination

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 by 4 pm ET

-
april
2021

Credentials Committee meets to determine approval of Recertification Applicants.

-
april
2021

Diplomates receive an email when the Credentials Committee decision letters are posted to the Diplomate Dashboard.

-
april
2021

List of 12 selected cases posted to the Diplomate's Dashboard. Diplomates receive an email when they are posted. Diplomates begin uploading required documents.

11
june
2021

Deadline for uploading required documents and paying examination fee by 1 pm ET. Admission cards posted to the Diplomate Dashboard. Diplomates receive an email when they are posted.

18
june
2021

Late deadline for uploading required documents and paying examination fee by 1 pm ET

-
july
2021

Stage 1 administered without Examinees present

31
aug
2021

All Candidates will be notified by late August as to whether they will need to participate in Stage 2

17-21
oct
2021

In-person Oral Examinations in Chicago

-
dec
2021

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

2022 Oral Recertification Examination

-
jan
2021

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

-
mar
2021

Application opens

1
dec
2021

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

15
dec
2021

Late deadline with $350 late fee by 4 pm ET

-
april
2022

Credentials Committee meets to determine approval of Recertification Applicants.

-
april
2022

Diplomates receive an email when the Credentials Committee decision letters are posted to the Diplomate Dashboard.

-
april
2022

List of 12 selected cases posted to the Diplomate's Dashboard. Diplomates receive an email when they are posted. Diplomates begin uploading required documents.

-
june
2022

Deadline for uploading required documents and paying examination fee by 1 pm ET. Admission cards posted to the Diplomate Dashboard. Diplomates receive an email when they are posted.

-
june
2022

Late deadline for uploading required documents and paying examination fee by 1 pm ET

-
july
2022

Oral examinations administered at Palmer House in Chicago

-
aug
2022

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

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