THE AMERICAN BOARD OF PATHOLOGY

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Primary 2019 Examinations

SPRING SESSION

Application/Registration 

Application/Registration Late Filing Dates

(non-refundable late fee applies)

Date Assignments Posted 

Exams  (Tampa, Fl)

Exams (Tucson, AZ)

 

September 15 - January 15, 11:59 PM EST         

January 16 - February 15, 11:59 PM EST

 

March

May 13 – June 14

June 4-6

 

 


FALL SESSION 

Application/Registration 

Application/Registration Late Filing Dates

(non-refundable late fee applies)

Deadline for those with a period of board eligibility

Date Assignments Posted 

Exams  (Tampa, Fl location only)

 

February 16- May 15, 11:59 PM EST 

May 16 - June 15, 11:59 PM EST        

 

August 15, 11:59 PM EST

September

October 14-25

 

 


 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  

$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.
  • 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 $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 2020 Examinations

SPRING SESSION

Application/Registration 

Application/Registration Late Filing Dates

(non-refundable late fee applies)

Date Assignments Posted 

Exams  (Tampa, FL)

Exams (Tucson, AZ)

 

September 15 - January 15, 11:59 PM EST         

January 16 - February 15, 11:59 PM EST

 

March

May 11 – until all registered candidates have been examined.

June 9-11

 

 


FALL SESSION 

Application/Registration 

Application/Registration Late Filing Dates

(non-refundable late fee applies)

Deadline for those with a period of board eligibility

(no late fees are assessed)

Date Assignments Posted 

Exams  (Tampa, Fl location only)

 

February 16- May 15, 11:59 PM EST 

May 16 - June 15, 11:59 PM EST        

 

August 15, 11:59 PM EST

 

September

October 19- until all registered candidates have been examined.

 


 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 FILING ADDITIONAL $1300)

(LATE FILING ADDITIONAL $1050)

(LATE FILING ADDITIONAL $1050)

(LATE FILING ADDITIONAL $1050)

(LATE FILING ADDITIONAL $1050)

(LATE FILING ADDITIONAL $1050)

(LATE FILING ADDITIONAL $1050)  


  • The examination application fee includes a nonrefundable administrative fee of $100.
  • 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 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 ABPath. 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 2019 Examinations

Application/Registration

 

Application/Registration Late Final Filing Dates* 

Date Assignments Posted 

Exams

Clinical Informatics Exams Only

February 16 - May 15, 11:59 PM EST

 

May 16 - June 15, 11:59 PM EST

during July

August-September

October


*Subspecialty Only  $1800  (LATE FILING ADDITIONAL $900)

     2019 Blood Banking/Transfusion Medicine...............................................September 23*

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

     2019 Clinical Informatics..................................................................October 14 - Nov 3

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

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

     2019 Forensic Pathology..............................................................................September 13*

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

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

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

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

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

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

* New exam dates as a result of Hurricane Dorian.


  • The examination application fee includes a nonrefundable administrative fee of $100.
  • 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.
  • 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 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 $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 2020 Examinations

  

Application/Registration

Application/Registration Late Final Filing Dates* 

Date Assignments Posted 

Exams

Clinical Informatics Exams Only

 

February 16 - May 15, 11:59 PM EST

May 16 - June 15, 11:59 PM EST

during July

August-September

October

 


Subspecialty Only  $2100  (LATE FILING ADDITIONAL $1050)

     2020 Blood Banking/Transfusion Medicine...............................................September 1 

     2020 Chemical Pathology...........................................................................September 3

     2020 Clinical Informatics...........................................................................October (TBA)

     2020 Cytopathology..................................................................................August 25- 27

     2020 Dermatopathology...............................................................September 9- 10 

     2020 Forensic Pathology..............................................................................August 31

     2020 Hematopathology.....................................................................September 22-24

     2020 Medical Microbiology.........................................................................September 3

     2020 Molecular Genetic Pathology...................................................September 16- 17

     2020 Neuropathology.........................................................................................August 28

     2020 Pediatric Pathology..........................................................................September 21

  • 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 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.
  • 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 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 $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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