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
Fall 2019: Nov. 11, 12, 13, 14, 15, and 16Jul 19 and Sep. 16, 2019 (late fee after Aug. 23)Jul 19 and Sep. 16, 2019Dec. 31, 2019
Spring 2020: Apr. 7, 8, 9, 10, 11, 13, 14, 15, 16, 17, 20, and 21Dec. 6, 2019 and Mar. 2, 2020 (late fee after Jan. 27, 2020)Dec. 6, 2020 and Feb. 15, 2020Jun. 12, 2020
Fall 2020: Nov. 9, 10, 11, 12, 13, and 14Jul 17 and Sep. 14, 2020 (late fee after Aug. 24)Jul 17 and Sep. 14, 2020Dec. 31, 2020

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