Category: Exams

Announcements about the impact of the COVID-19 pandemic on certifying exams for the American Board of Anesthesiology.

How the MOCA 2.0 waiver impacts your certification

Earlier this year, we waived all 2020 MOCA requirements in light of the extraordinary circumstances presented by the COVID-19 pandemic. We’ve created a plan to ensure your certification will not be negatively impacted if you are unable to complete MOCA requirements this year. All ABA diplomates have been sent personalized emails specific to the certifications ...

Board moves to virtual administration of the APPLIED Exam in Spring of 2021

The Board—which has been working carefully and diligently since May to adapt the APPLIED Exam to meet the challenges presented by the pandemic—has voted to move forward with a virtual administration of the APPLIED Examination in the spring of 2021. In working to adapt the APPLIED Exam for a virtual administration, our goal has been ...

Video Statement from ABA Secretary on the Cancellation of 2020 APPLIED Exams

ABA Secretary David O. Warner, M.D., explains in the video below our rationale for cancelling this year’s APPLIED Exams and addresses our plans for the future. 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 ...

APPLIED Deadline Extended for Fellows Taking Subspecialty Exams

The Board has extended the deadline for fellows to take and pass the APPLIED Exam to Dec. 31, 2022. This extension allows the following fellows to take a 2020 subspecialty exam without first being certified in anesthesiology: Fellows who failed Week 1 of the APPLIED Exam Fellows who were unable to take the APPLIED Exam ...

Webinar Recording: ABA APPLIED Exam Plans with ABA Secretary

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 ...

Our plan for the 2021 APPLIED Exams

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 ...

Week 7.5 of the APPLIED Exam will proceed

Guided by the results of a recent survey sent to candidates and examiners scheduled to participate in Weeks 7.5-9 of the APPLIED Exam, we are proceeding with the administration of Week 7.5 (July 18-19) at our Assessment Center in Raleigh, N.C., with risk-mitigating operational modifications. We appreciate the significance of this exam and its impact ...

ABA Moves Forward with July ADVANCED Examination

The ABA is moving forward with the July ADVANCED Exam as scheduled. Our testing center partner, Pearson VUE, is taking extra precautions to create the safest possible environment for candidates, found here. We encourage candidates eligible to register for the ADVANCED Exam to do so by the June 25 deadline via their portal account. Due ...

Fellows and APPLIED Exams

During this extraordinary time, the Board is allowing the following fellows to take a 2020 ABA subspecialty exam without first being certified in anesthesiology: Fellows who passed Week 1 of the APPLIED Exam, but have not reported satisfactory medical licensure Fellows who failed Week 1 of the APPLIED Exam Fellows whose Week 2, 3, 4, ...

ABA Cancels June BASIC Exam, Offers August Administration

We are cancelling the June BASIC Exam due to the incredible disruption in practice, training and study caused by COVID-19. We want physicians to be in the best position to take the exam and believe giving additional time to manage through the pandemic will help. We’re inviting residency programs to offer an Aug. 7 – ...