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Primary 2022 Examinations

 

SPRING SESSION 

Application/Registration September 15 - January 15, 11:59 PM EST 

 

Application/Registration Late Filing Dates

(non-refundable late fee applies)

 

January 16 - February 1, 11:59 PM EST

Cancellation Deadline Date 

 

February 15

If a candidate cancels by this date there is a $500 cancellation fee; after this date, the fee will be forfeited.

Exam Scheduling

Candidates will be notified when scheduling opens. Candidates will schedule their own exam date and location from select dates in the exam window below.  Candidates must complete their application in PATHway prior to scheduling with Pearson VUE. 

Scheduling opens on Wednesday, March 9, 2022.

Scheduling Deadline Date May 2, 2022

Exam Dates

Exams will be administered at Pearson VUE Professional Testing Centers. International locations are limited.

May 16-June 3, 2022.

 *All exam dates and deadlines are subject to change.




FALL SESSION 

Dates and application deadlines will be posted as soon as they are available.

Application/Registration 

February 16- May 15, 11:59 PM EST 

Application Late Filing Dates

 (non-refundable late fee applies)

May 16 - June 1, 11:59 PM EST   

Deadline for those with a period of board eligibility (no late fees are assessed) July 15, 11:59 PM EST 
Cancellation Deadline Date

July 29

If a candidate cancels by this date there is a $500 cancellation fee; after this date, the fee will be forfeited.

Exam Scheduling Candidates will be notified when scheduling opens. Candidates will schedule their own exam date and location from select dates in the exam window below.  Candidates must complete their application in PATHway prior to scheduling with Pearson VUE. 
Scheduling Deadline Date September 26, 2022

Exams Dates 

Exams will be administered at Pearson VUE Professional Testing Centers. International locations are limited.

October 11-October 22, 2022

   *All exam dates and deadlines are subject to change.


 Exam Application Fees

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  

$2600

$2100

$2100

$2100

$2100

$2100

$2100 

(LATE NON-REFUNDABLE FILING FEE -ADDITIONAL  $1300)

(LATE NON-REFUNDABLE FILING FEE -ADDITIONAL  $1050)

(LATE NON-REFUNDABLE FILING FEE -ADDITIONAL  $1050)

(LATE NON-REFUNDABLE FILING FEE -ADDITIONAL $1050)

(LATE NON-REFUNDABLE FILING FEE -ADDITIONAL $1050)

(LATE NON-REFUNDABLE FILING FEE -ADDITIONAL $1050)

(LATE NON-REFUNDABLE FILING FEE -ADDITIONAL $1050)  


  • The examination application fee includes a nonrefundable administrative fee of $200.
  • Additional late filing fees are nonrefundable.
  • AP/CP Applicants only- 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 ABPath 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 ABPath 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 $200 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 exams.

 

Primary 2023 Examinations

 

SPRING SESSION 

Application/Registration September 15 - January 15, 11:59 PM EST 

Application/Registration Late Filing Dates

(non-refundable late fee applies)

January 16 - February 1, 11:59 PM EST

Cancellation Deadline Date 

February 15

If a candidate cancels by this date there is a $500 cancellation fee; after this date, the fee will be forfeited.

Exam Scheduling

Candidates will be notified when scheduling opens. Candidates will schedule their own exam date and location from select dates in the exam window below.  Candidates must complete their application in PATHway prior to scheduling with Pearson VUE. 

 

Scheduling Deadline Date May 2, 2023

Exam Dates

Exams will be administered at Pearson VUE Professional Testing Centers. International locations are limited.

May 15-June 3, 2023.

 *All exam dates and deadlines are subject to change.




FALL SESSION 

 

Dates and application deadlines will be posted as soon as they are available.

Application/Registration 

February 16- May 15, 11:59 PM EST 

Application Late Filing Dates

 (non-refundable late fee applies)

May 16 - June 1, 11:59 PM EST   

Deadline for those with a period of board eligibility (no late fees are assessed) July 15, 11:59 PM EST 
Cancellation Deadline Date

July 29

If a candidate cancels by this date there is a $500 cancellation fee; after this date, the fee will be forfeited.

Exam Scheduling Candidates will be notified when scheduling opens. Candidates will schedule their own exam date and location from select dates in the exam window below.  Candidates must complete their application in PATHway prior to scheduling with Pearson VUE. 
Scheduling Deadline Date September 26, 2023

Exams Dates 

Exams will be administered at Pearson VUE Professional Testing Centers. International locations are limited.

October 10-October 22, 2023

   *All exam dates and deadlines are subject to change.


 Exam Application Fees

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  

$2600

$2100

$2100

$2100

$2100

$2100

$2100 

(LATE NON-REFUNDABLE FILING FEE -ADDITIONAL  $1300)

(LATE NON-REFUNDABLE FILING FEE -ADDITIONAL  $1050)

(LATE NON-REFUNDABLE FILING FEE -ADDITIONAL  $1050)

(LATE NON-REFUNDABLE FILING FEE -ADDITIONAL $1050)

(LATE NON-REFUNDABLE FILING FEE -ADDITIONAL $1050)

(LATE NON-REFUNDABLE FILING FEE -ADDITIONAL $1050)

(LATE NON-REFUNDABLE FILING FEE -ADDITIONAL $1050)  


  • The examination application fee includes a nonrefundable administrative fee of $200.
  • Additional late filing fees are nonrefundable.
  • AP/CP Applicants only- 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 ABPath 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 ABPath 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 $200 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 exams.

Subspecialty 2022 Examinations

Application/Registration

February 16 - May 15, 11:59 PM EST

Application/Registration Late Final Filing Dates

May 16 - June 1, 11:59 PM EST 

non-refundable late fees apply

Cancellation Deadline Date 

 June 15


If a candidate cancels by this date there is a $500 cancellation fee; after this date, the fee will be forfeited.

Scheduling Deadline Date

August 29, 2022

Candidates will be notified by email when scheduling opens.

Exam Dates September 12-September 24, 2022 All exams will be administered at Pearson VUE Professional Test Centers. International locations are limited.
Clinical Informatics Exams Only

October 10-October 30, 2022

Clinical Informatics will be administered by the American Board of Preventative Medicine at Pearson VUE Testing Centers.

More information can be found at https://www.theabpm.org/become-certified/dates-fees/

 Exam Application Fees

Subspecialty Only  $2100  (LATE FILING ADDITIONAL $1050)

 

Candidates will schedule their own exam date and location from select dates in the exam window below, with the exception of Clinical Informatics. Not all dates in the exam window will be available at all locations. Candidates will be notified when scheduling opens.

     2022 Blood Banking/Transfusion Medicine.......................September 12-September 24, 2022

     2022 Chemical Pathology................................................September 12-September 24, 2022

     2022 Clinical Informatics...................................................October 10-October 30, 2022*

     2022 Cytopathology.........................................................September 12-September 24, 2022

     2022 Dermatopathology....................................................September 12-September 24, 2022

     2022 Forensic Pathology...................................................September 12-September 24, 2022

     2022 Hematopathology......................................................September 12-September 24, 2022

     2022 Medical Microbiology..................................................September 12-September 24, 2022

     2022 Molecular Genetic Pathology.....................................September 12-September 24, 2022

     2022 Neuropathology..........................................................September 12-September 24, 2022

     2022 Pediatric Pathology......................................................September 12-September 24, 2022

  • Exam dates may be subject to change.   
  • *Clinical Informatics will  be administered by the American Board of Preventative Medicine at Pearson VUE Testing Centers.

  • The examination application fee includes a nonrefundable administrative fee of $200.
  • Additional late filing fees are nonrefundable.
  • The ABPath 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 ABPath 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 $200 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 2023 Examinations

Application/Registration

February 16 - May 15, 11:59 PM EST

Application/Registration Late Final Filing Dates

May 16 - June 1, 11:59 PM EST 

non-refundable late fees apply

Cancellation Deadline Date 

 June 15


If a candidate cancels by this date there is a $500 cancellation fee; after this date, the fee will be forfeited.

Scheduling Deadline Date August 29, 2023
Exam Dates

September 11-September 24, 2023

All exams will be administered at Pearson VUE Professional Test Centers. International locations are limited.

Clinical Informatics Exams Only

October (Date to be announced)

Clinical Informatics will be administered by the American Board of Preventative Medicine at Pearson VUE Testing Centers.

More information can be found at https://www.theabpm.org/become-certified/dates-fees/

 Exam Application Fees

Subspecialty Only  $2100  (LATE FILING ADDITIONAL $1050)

 

Candidates will schedule their own exam date and location from select dates in the exam window below, with the exception of Clinical Informatics. Not all dates in the exam window will be available at all locations. Candidates will be notified when scheduling opens.

     2023 Blood Banking/Transfusion Medicine.......................September 11-September 24, 2023

     2023 Chemical Pathology................................................September 11-September 24, 2023

     2023 Clinical Informatics...................................................October *

     2023 Cytopathology.........................................................September 11-September 24, 2023

     2023 Dermatopathology....................................................September 11-September 24, 2023

     2023 Forensic Pathology...................................................September 11-September 24, 2023

     2023 Hematopathology......................................................September 11-September 24, 2023

     2023 Medical Microbiology..................................................September 11-September 24, 2023

     2023 Molecular Genetic Pathology.....................................September 11-September 24, 2023

     2023 Neuropathology..........................................................September 11-September 24, 2023

     2023 Pediatric Pathology......................................................September 11-September 24, 2023

  • Exam dates may be subject to change.   
  • *Clinical Informatics will  be administered by the American Board of Preventative Medicine at Pearson VUE Testing Centers.

  • The examination application fee includes a nonrefundable administrative fee of $200.
  • Additional late filing fees are nonrefundable.
  • The ABPath 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 ABPath 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 $200 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.

Canceling an Examination

November 1, 2021 - See the updated exam cancellation policy for all Primary and Subspecialty exams beginning in 2022. 

 

 

Continuing Certification (CC) Examinations

 

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