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

Fall 2019 Examinations

ExamExam Date
Pediatric Infectious DiseasesNov. 5, 2019
Sleep MedicineNov. 6, 2019
Pediatric EndocrinologyNov. 7, 2019
Pediatrics Hospital MedicineNov. 12-13, 2019
Pediatric GastroenterologyNov. 14, 2019
Regular RegistrationFeb.1, 2019 – Apr. 1, 2019
Late RegistrationApr. 2, 2019 – Apr. 30, 2019

Spring 2020 Examinations

ExamExam Date
Adolescent MedicineMar. 26, 2019
Pediatric NephrologyMar. 30, 2019
Child Abuse PediatricsMar. 30, 2019
Neonatal-Perinatal MedicineMar. 31, 2019
Regular RegistrationAug. 1, 2019 – Sept. 30, 2019
Late RegistrationOct. 1, 2019 – Oct. 31, 2019

Summer and Fall 2020 Examinations

ExamExam Date
Sports MedicineTo be determined
Pediatric Transplant HepatologyOct. 15, 2020
Medical ToxicologyOct. 22, 2020
Pediatric Critical Care MedicineNov. 4, 2020
Pediatric CardiologyNov. 5, 2020
Pediatric PulmonologyNov. 17, 2020
Hospice and Palliative MedicineOct. 19, 2020
Regular RegistrationFeb 3, 2020 – Mar. 31, 2020
Late RegistrationApr. 1, 2020 – Apr. 30, 2020

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.