Planning to take the ABP Certification Examination or other American Board of Pediatrics (ABP) exams? Below is a list of the pediatrics board exam dates.

2020 General Pediatrics Certifying Examination

The application must be completed and submitted by 3pm EST/EDT by the registration dates as below.

Exam DateRegular RegistrationLate Registration
Oct. 13 – 15, 2020Jan. 15, 2020 – March 31, 2020April 1, 2020 – May 15, 2020

More information about the General Pediatrics Certifying exam date and fees can be found on the ABP website.

2020 Subspecialty Initial Certification Examinations

The registration deadline for all of the following exams is 3 pm EST/EDT by the registration dates noted below

Spring 2021 Examinations

ExamExam Date
Pediatric Emergency MedicineApril 6, 2021
Pediatric Hematology-OncologyApril 7, 2021
Pediatric RheumatologyApril 20, 2021
Developmental-Behavioral PediatricsApril 20, 2021
Regular RegistrationAug. 3, 2020 – Sept. 30, 2020
Late RegistrationOct. 1, 2020 – Oct. 30, 2020

Spring 2021 Exams Withdrawal Deadline is February 26, 2021

Summer and Fall 2020 Examinations

ExamExam Date
Sports MedicineJuly 6-10, 2021
Sleep MedicineNov. 3, 2021
Pediatric Infectious DiseasesNov. 9, 2021
Pediatric EndocrinologyNov. 10, 2021
Pediatric GastroenterologyNov. 16, 2021
Regular RegistrationFeb 1, 2021 – Mar. 31, 2021
Late RegistrationApr. 1, 2021 – Apr. 30, 2021

2021 Sports Medicine Exam Withdrawal Deadline is June 14, 2021
Fall 2021 Exams Withdrawal Deadline is Oct. 25, 2021

More information about the Subspecialty Initial Certification exam date and fees can be found on the ABP website.

You can find information on what to expect the day of the exam as well as tips and resources for preparing for the exam on the NEJM Knowledge+ website and Learning+ blog.