Exam Application Process Streamlined by Eliminating Late Deadlines and Fees

13:29 25 October in Exams and Applications

Tampa, Fla., ( October 23, 2023) – The American Board of Pathology (ABPath) is pleased to announce a significant change to its certification examination application and registration process.

Effective immediately for the 2024 exam season, ABPath will no longer offer a late application/registration deadline or assess a late fee for Primary and Subspecialty certification exams.

Historically, ABPath has offered applicants a late application deadline, accompanied by a late fee, in addition to the original deadline. However, moving forward, we will honor only one application deadline per exam, with the intention of expediting the application approval process for physicians seeking board certification in pathology.

The application/registration deadlines for upcoming certification exams are as follows:

Spring 2024 Primary Exam Application Deadline

January 15 at 11:59 pm EST

Fall 2024 Primary Exam Application Deadline

May 15 at 11:59 pm EST

Fall 2024 Primary Exam Registration Deadline (for those with a period of board eligibility)

July 15 at 11:59 pm EST

2024 Subspecialty Exams Application/Registration Deadline

May 15 at 11:59 pm EST

For more information about the American Board of Pathology’s certification process, please visit our website at https://abpath.org/get-certified/

About the American Board of Pathology

The mission of the American Board of Pathology, as a member of the American Board of Medical Specialties, is to serve the public and advance the profession of pathology by setting certification standards and promoting lifelong competency of pathologists. Founded in 1936, the ABPath accomplishes this mission by establishing certification and continuing certification standards and assessing the qualifications of those seeking to obtain voluntary certification in the specialty of pathology. For more information about ABPath, visit abpath.org or call (813) 286-2444.