Mid-April 2017

Graduating residents receive application information email from residency program

 Mid-April 2017

Sign in to the EM Initial Certification Page and complete the online application form

Important! Current year graduates do not need a medical license to apply for certification.
April 17 – July 6 Submit the completed application with the $420 application fee

July 7 – August 3

Submit the completed application with the $575 application fee

August 4 – October 5 Submit the completed application with the $1,295 application fee
Starting mid-July ABEM verifies credentials and approves applications

Important!  Physicians must have an approved application on file to register for the Qualifying Examination

Important!  Current year graduates do not need a medical license to register for the Qualifying Examination

May 1 – October 26
Register and pay $960 examination fee

October 27 – November 2

Register online and pay $1,965 examination fee


Schedule an appointment to take the examination
November 6 – November 11 Take the Qualifying Examination 
January 2018 Physicians who passed the 2017 Qualifying Examination are randomly assigned to the spring or fall Oral Certification Examination

Late January 2018

 ABEM emails examination assignments
Important!  Candidates must hold a medical license that is current, active, valid, full, unrestricted, and unqualified; all medical licenses must be valid and unrestricted
 February – March 2018 Candidates assigned to the spring 2018 examination register and pay examination fee
 May 3 – May 8, 2018 2018 spring Oral Certification Examination
 July – August 2018 Candidates assigned to the fall 2018 examination register and pay examination fee
 October 11 – 16, 2018 2018 fall Oral Certification Examination