THE AMERICAN BOARD OF PATHOLOGY

A Member Board of the American Board of Medical Specialties

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Primary Certifications Only

SPRING SESSION 

Application/Registration Opens   

Application/Registration Final Filing Date

Application/Registration Late Final Filing Date 

Date Assignments Posted 

Exams*  

September

January 15, 11:59 EST

February 15, 11:59 EST

March

May – June

FALL SESSION

Application/Registration Opens

Application/Registration Final Filing Date

Application/Registration Late Final Filing Date 

Registration Final Filing Date

(Only for those who have already been

declared board qualified by the ABP)

Date Assignments Posted

Exams*

February 16

May 15, 11:59 EST

June 15, 11:59 EST

August 15, 11:59 EST

 

 

September

October – November


Combined AP/CP

AP Only 

CP Only 

AP portion of combined AP/CP

CP portion of combined AP/CP

AP portion of combined AP/NP

NP portion of combined AP/NP  

$2200

$1800

$1800

$1800

$1800

$1800

$1800 

(LATE FILING ADDITIONAL $1100)

(LATE FILING ADDITIONAL $900)

(LATE FILING ADDITIONAL $900)

(LATE FILING ADDITIONAL $900)

(LATE FILING ADDITIONAL $900)

(LATE FILING ADDITIONAL $900)

(LATE FILING ADDITIONAL $900)  

  • The examination application fee includes a nonrefundable administrative fee of $100.
  • Additional late filing fees are nonrefundable.
  • The AP and CP examinations do not have to be taken within the same examination session (i.e. spring or fall), but both must be passed before an AP/CP candidate is considered certified and a diplomate. If an AP/CP applicant takes the AP and CP examinations at different times, there is a separate examination fee for each sitting.
  • The ABP accepts credit card payments only (MasterCard, Visa, and American Express). Checks are not accepted. Online payment must be completed before the application can be submitted.
  • A candidate for the Spring primary examinations (AP and/or CP) who wishes to apply for a subspecialty examination in the same year must submit the subspecialty application prior to the subspecialty application deadline.
    • If the candidate is successful in the primary examination, the ABP will automatically process the application for the subspecialty examination.
    • If the candidate is not successful, he/she will be notified and the subspecialty examination fee minus the $100 administrative fee will be refunded. A new subspecialty application must be completed for future examinations.
  • If the candidate fails the examination, he/she may register for a future examination within the 5-year period of board qualification (refer to your qualification table located in your My Profile tab in PATHway). The candidate must pay the examination fee upon submission of the registration form.
  • Date assignments for all examinations are made by the ABP. Primary examination dates for the spring session will be posted to your Board Correspondence Screen in March, for the fall session in September. Special requests for date assignments cannot be accepted. There is no opportunity to change the date assignment within a given examination period (spring or fall).
  • Once an examination date assignment is posted to a candidate’s Board Correspondence tab in PATHway, the candidate has two weeks from the date that the assignment is posted to cancel.  If a candidate is unable to accept the date assignment for a primary examination only, he/she must cancel from his/her Board Correspondence tab in PATHway. The examination fee minus a $500 cancellation fee will be refunded to the candidate’s credit card within 2 weeks of cancellation.  If you are registered for combined AP/CP, you do not have the option to cancel one portion of the examination.
  • Results are posted to your Board Correspondence tab in PATHway approximately 6 weeks after the final week of exams.

*Refer to Taking an Examination Section for Examination Dates and Daily Schedules.

 

Subspecialty Certifications Only

Application/Registration Opens

Application/Registration Final Filing Date

Application/Registration Late Final Filing Date

Clinical Informatics Only Final Filing Date

Clinical Informatics Only Late Final Filing Date

Date Assignments Posted

Exams*

Clinical Informatics Exams Only*

February 16

May 15, 11:59 EST

June 15, 11:59 EST

June 1, 11:59 EST

July 1, 11:59 EST

July

August-September

October


Subspecialty Only                   $1800     (LATE FILING ADDITIONAL $900)

 

  • The examination application fee includes a nonrefundable administrative fee of $100.
  • Additional late filing fees are nonrefundable.
  • The ABP accepts credit card payments only (MasterCard, Visa, and American Express). Checks are not accepted. Online payment must be completed before the application can be submitted.
  • Some subspecialty examinations are given on more than one day, depending on the number of candidates. If that is the case, the examination date assignment will be posted approximately 6 weeks prior to the examination date to your Board Correspondence tab in PATHway.
  • A candidate for the Spring primary examinations (AP and/or CP) who wishes to apply for a subspecialty examination in the same year must submit the subspecialty application prior to the subspecialty application deadline.
    • If the candidate is successful in the primary examination, the ABP will automatically process the application for the subspecialty examination.
    • If the candidate is not successful, he/she will be notified and the subspecialty examination fee minus the $100 administrative fee will be refunded. A new subspecialty application must be completed for future examinations.
  • If the candidate fails the examination, he/she may register for a future examination within the 5-year period of board qualification (refer to your qualification table located in your My Profile tab in PATHway). The candidate must pay the examination fee upon submission of the registration form.
  • Results are posted to your Board Correspondence tab in PATHway approximately 6 weeks after the final week of all subspecialty exams.

*Refer to Taking an Examination Section for Examination Dates and Daily Schedules.

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