THE AMERICAN BOARD OF PATHOLOGY

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Primary 2018 Examinations

SPRING SESSION

Application/Registration Opens

September 15

Application/Registration Final Filling Date  

January 15, 11:59 PM EST

Application/Registration Late Final Filing Date 
(non refundable late fee applies)

February 15, 11:59 PM EST

Date Assignments Posted

during March

Exams

May – June


2018 Spring exams begin on May 14th. Exams will continue until all registered candidates have been examined. Spring 2018 primary examination in Tucson, AZ will be limited seating/administered, and will begin on June 18th.


FALL SESSION

Application/Registration Opens

February 16

New Application/Registration Final Filing Date

May 15, 11:59 PM EST

New Application/Registration Late Final Filing Date 
(non refundable late fee applies)

June 15, 11:59 PM EST

Registration Final Filing Date
(Only for those who have already been declared
board eligible by the ABP)

August 15, 11:59 PM EST

Date Assignments Posted

during September

Exams

October


2018 Fall exams begin on October 15th. Exams will continue until all registered candidates have been examined. (Tampa location only)


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 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.

Primary 2019 Examinations

SPRING SESSION

Application/Registration Opens   

Application/Registration Final Filing Date

Application/Registration Late Final Filing Date 

Date Assignments Posted 

Exams  

September 15

January 15, 11:59 PM EST

February 15, 11:59 PM EST

during March

May – June


2019 Spring exams begin on May 13th Exams will continue until all registered candidates have been examined. Spring 2019 primary examination in Tucson, AZ will be limited seating/administered, and will begin on June 4th.


FALL SESSION

Application/Registration Opens

Application Final Filing Date

Application Late Final Filing Date 

Registration Final Filing Date

(Only for those who have already been

declared board eligible by the ABP)

Date Assignments Posted

Exams

February 16

May 15, 11:59 PM EST

June 15, 11:59 PM EST

August 15, 11:59 PM EST

during September

October


2019 Fall exams begin on October 14th. Exams will continue until all registered candidates have been examined. (Tampa location only)


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 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.

 

Subspecialty 2018 Examinations

Application/Registration Opens

Application/Registration Final Filing Date

Application/Registration Late Final Filing Date

Date Assignments Posted 

Exams

Clinical Informatics Exams Only

February 16

May 15, 11:59 PM EST

June 15, 11:59 PM EST

during July

August-September

October


Subspecialty Only  $1800  (LATE FILING ADDITIONAL $900)

     2018 Blood Banking/Transfusion Medicine......................................................September 6th - 7th

     2018 Chemical Pathology.................................................................................. September 17th

     2018 Clinical Informatics....................................................................................October 15th-November 4th

     2018 Cytopathology............................................................................................August 27th - 29th

     2018 Dermatopathology.....................................................................................September 12th - 13th  

     2018 Forensic Pathology....................................................................................September 5th

     2018 Hematopathology...................................................................................... September 25th -27th

     2018 Medical Microbiology................................................................................ September 17th

     2018 Molecular Genetic Pathology....................................................................September 18th - 19th

     2018 Neuropathology..........................................................................................September 20th

     2018 Pediatric Pathology....................................................................................September 24th

  • Exam dates may be subject to change. 
  • Exams will continue until all registered candidates have been examined.  

  • 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 registrants. 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.

Subspecialty 2019 Examinations

Application/Registration Opens

Application/Registration Final Filing Date

Application/Registration Late Final Filing Date

Date Assignments Posted 

Exams

Clinical Informatics Exams Only

February 16

May 15, 11:59 PM EST

June 15, 11:59 PM EST

during July

August-September

October


Subspecialty Only  $1800  (LATE FILING ADDITIONAL $900)

     2019 Blood Banking/Transfusion Medicine....................................................September 5th

     2019 Chemical Pathology.................................................................................September 9th

     2019 Clinical Informatics...................................................................................TBA

     2019 Cytopathology...........................................................................................August 26th - 28th

     2019 Dermatopathology....................................................................................September 10th - 11th  

     2019 Forensic Pathology...................................................................................September 4th

     2019 Hematopathology......................................................................................September 18th -20th

     2019 Medical Microbiology................................................................................September 9th

     2019 Molecular Genetic Pathology...................................................................September 16th - 17th

     2019 Neuropathology.........................................................................................August 29th

     2019 Pediatric Pathology...................................................................................September 12th

  • Exam dates may be subject to change. 
  • Exams will continue until all registered candidates have been examined.  

  • 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 registrants. 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.

 

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