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Oral Examination

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Examination Dates and Information

The March 2022 Oral Exam is full and registration is now closed.  If you would like to be placed on a wait list for this exam, please email

March 2022 ABE Oral Exam Dates
Friday, March 25, 2022
Saturday, March 26, 2022
Location:  St. Louis, MO

ABE staff will contact all candidates who have registered for this exam and are eligible to challenge future oral exams via email.  Please be sure to check your emails for information on how to register for the exam.  If you don't see the email in your inbox, please always check your "Spam", "Junk" or "Other" folders.

October 2022 ABE Oral Exam Dates
Thursday, October 20, 2021
Friday, October 21, 2022
Saturday, October 22, 2022
Location:  St. Louis, MO

For the October 2022 ABE Oral Exam:  ABE staff will send out notification via email the week of February 7, 2022 with a link to registration.  We will update the website with the exact date as we get closer to registration being available for this exam.

For candidates concerned about when they will be able to take the oral exam, please note that you can switch tracks and submit your Case History Portfolio as the second stage of the three-part ABE board certification process. There will be no penalty or additional fees to make this switch.  If you would like to switch tracks, please email your track change request to our office at