Quick Tips: Written Exam

 

  • Fellowship training does not affect admissibility to the Written Examination but will delay admissibility to the Oral Examination. The 9-month Oral Exam case submission cannot include cases from fellowship training.

 

  • The next step after approval of the Application Material is the online Registration Form.
  • Registration Form with all required documents and payment of exam fee is due in February.
  • Registration Forms will only be available to those residents/candidates with an approved application.

 

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  • The Written Examination is administered annually in May (one day exam).
  • Prometric Test Centers in the United States, Puerto Rico, and Canada.
  • Visit www.prometric.com for a list of locations.  The test sponsor = ABPS.

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When can I schedule my testing appointment?

  • Scheduling permits will be available in March once the Reply Form is approved by the Board.
  • Contact Prometric as soon as possible to schedule your testing appointment.

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How should I prepare for the examination?

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  • Do not activate websites before the start of practice.
  • Use of the Board's logo is prohibited.  
  • Refer to the Board's Advertising Policy.

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  • Candidates are advised to utilize every opportunity to complete the certification examinations. 
  • Candidates must successfully complete both the Written and Oral Examinations required to achieve certification within 8 years after completion of plastic surgery residency training.
  • Reapplication requirements must be fulfilled at the end of the first 5 years of admissibility (admissibility begins with application approval).
  • Refer to the Admissibility Policy.