Updated July 9 @ 10:15 a.m. ET: It is with deep regret that the Board has cancelled APPLIED Exam Weeks 7.5-9. This decision was made in light of travel restrictions ordered by states and cities across the U.S. due to the rising number of COVID-19 cases and out of concern for the safety of our candidates, examiners and staff. In the coming weeks and months, we will continue the work we have already begun to adapt the APPLIED Exam to meet the challenges presented by the pandemic (e.g. risk-mitigation measures for in-person exams and a virtual administration). We will continue to share our 2021 exam plans as they progress.
All candidates whose 2020 APPLIED exam were cancelled will be automatically registered for a 2021 exam. Appointments will be assigned based on the order of this year’s exam weeks (e.g. 2020 Week 2 candidates will be scheduled for an earlier appointment than 2020 Week 7 candidates). For more information contact us at APPLIEDexam@theABA.org.
On July 1, we hosted a webinar dedicated to answering candidate questions concerning the 2021 APPLIED Examination, including:
- How we’ll accommodate 2020 APPLIED Exam candidates next year in addition to 2021 APPLIED Exam candidates
- What candidates need to know about registration, prioritization, scheduling and cancellations for the 2021 APPLIED Exam
- Our plans for the Week 7.5 pilot and risk-mitigating measures
- Our approach to planning for a virtual exam as a temporary alternative due to pandemic conditions
We’ve made the full recording of the webinar available below, including the live Q&A with ABA Secretary David O. Warner, M.D.
07:55 – About 2021 APPLIED Registration
09:48 – Prioritizing 2020 Candidates in 2021
13:34 – Week 7.5 Pilot
15:16 – Other Contingency Planning – Virtual Examinations
20:40 – We answer questions collected during webinar registration
27:33 – Live Q&A
We value your feedback and invite you to email APPLIEDexam@theABA.org if you have questions that were not addressed in the webinar.