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 2020 Examinations

The ABP has postponed all March 2020 subspecialty initial certifying examinations. They are working to find new dates and will communicate that information once it is available. You can read more about this announcement at the ABP’s Coronavirus (Covid-19) Updates.

ExamExam Date
Adolscent MedicineMar. 26, 2020
Pediatric NephrologyMar. 30, 2020
Child Abuse PediatricsMar. 30, 2020
Neonatal-Perinatal MedicineMar. 31, 2020
Regular RegistrationAug. 1, 2019 – Sep. 30, 2019
Late RegistrationOct. 1, 2019 – Oct. 31, 2019

Summer and Fall 2020 Examinations

ExamExam Date
Sports MedicineJuly 7-11, 2020
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.