Before the Exam

Pre-Exam Checklist

Exam Location

The Oral Certification Examination is administered at the Chicago Marriott O'Hare Hotel, 8535 West Higgins Road, Chicago, IL 60631

Hotel Information

It is the candidate’s responsibility to secure overnight accommodations. A block of rooms is available on a first-come, first-served basis, which often fills up before the deadline.

Hotel Information - Oral Certification Examination

Travel Information

ABEM recommends that you arrive in Chicago no later than the day before your scheduled oral exam date. Air travel is unpredictable and can result in unforeseen problems that could delay your arrival.

Your examination schedule cannot be altered to accommodate travel delays. You are at risk of losing your examination seat if you have not arrived by the beginning of candidate orientation for your assigned examination session.