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2021 Subspecialty and Fall Primary Exams to be Administered

at Pearson VUE Testing Centers


March 9, 2021- American Board of Pathology (ABPath) has announced the 2021 Subspecialty and Fall Primary Exams (AP and CP) will be administered using Pearson VUE Professional test centers. Pearson VUE offers a comprehensive network of testing centers throughout the United States, Canada and in select overseas locations.

2021 Subspecialty Exams will be administered from Sept. 13 - Sept. 25, 2021. 

(Clinical Informatics will continue to be administered by the American Board of Preventative Medicine

at Prometric testing centers in October.)

Fall 2021 Primary Exams will be administered from Oct. 12 - Oct. 22, 2021.

After careful consideration, the ABPath has decided to deliver all 2021 certification exams exclusively at Pearson VUE Professional Centers to provide a safe and secure testing environment during the pandemic. Using Pearson VUE test centers will ensure all candidates have an equitable testing environment while maintaining the security and integrity of this high-stakes exam.

No certification exams will be administered in 2021 at the ABPath exams centers located in Tampa or Tucson, nor will we be using remotely proctored online exams. For more information about the administration of the 2021 certification exams at Pearson VUE, please visit our website at 



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