ABFM Exams

Initial Certification and Maintenance of Certification

The ABFM exam is a computer-based exam that is typically offered two times each year and is part of the Family Medicine Certification process. The exam is administered by Prometric. You must apply to take the test and, once your application is accepted, you may schedule your exam date, exam center, and seat location. There are nearly 350 Prometric testing locations in the United States and Canada (as well as 140 international locations) where you can take the ABFM exam.

You can view the list of exam dates on the ABFM web site. We have included the exam schedule below:

Exam DatesRegistration for ABFM Exam Must Occur Between…Schedule a Seat Between…Tentative Examination Results
Spring 2022: Apr. 12, 13, 14, 15, 16, 18, 19,
20, 21, 22, 23, 25, and 26, 2022.
Dec. 3, 2021 and Mar. 21, 2022 (late fee after Feb. 28, 2022)Dec. 3, 2022 and Feb. 14, 2022Jun. 17, 2022
Fall 2021: Nov. 7, 8, 9, 10, 11, and 12, 2022Jul 15, 2022 and Oct. 24, 2022 (late fee after Sep. 22, 2022)Jul. 15, 2022 and Sep. 12, 2022Dec. 30, 2022

Learn more about the ABFM exam blueprint and what to expect the day of the ABFM exam.