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 (online applications are available) 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.

Schedules and exam fees are listed on the ABFM website. We have included the current ABFM exam schedule below:

Exam DatesRegistration for ABFM Exam Must Occur Between…Schedule a Seat Between…
Fall 2017: Nov. 6, 7, 8, 10, and 11Jul. 21 and Sep. 15, 2017 (late fee after Aug. 25)Jul. 21 and Sep. 15, 2017
Spring 2018: Apr. 5, 6, 9, 10, 11, 12, 13, 14, 16, 17, 18, and 19Dec. 1, 2017 and Jan. 18, 2018 (late fee after Mar. 23)Dec. 1, 2017 and Feb. 9, 2018

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