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Oral Examination

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Due to the limited capacity for our upcoming March Virtual Oral Exam, and the number of Candidates we accommodated who had to transfer from the March 2020 Oral Exam due to COVID related travel restrictions, no additional seats are available for the ABE March 2021 Virtual Oral Exam and registration is closed.  For more information regarding future Oral Exams, please click here.

Exam Dates for the March 2021 Virtual Oral Exam :

Thursday, March 25, 2021
Friday, March 26, 2021
Saturday, March 27, 2021

To help accommodate as many candidates as possible, we are also reviewing the addition of a subsequent virtual oral exam following the success of the March 2021 exam and before our likely return to an in-person oral exam in October 2021.

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

Please wait for communication from the ABE staff with regard to your eligibility for the March 2021 exam and beyond.  All eligibility for the March 2021, October 2021, and any exams in between will be conveyed via direct correspondence from the ABE with fair and equitable opportunities given to those 2020 graduates.  We will also make any updates available here on our website.  Please help us attend to these issues in a timely fashion and be assured that we will keep you in the know.

On behalf of the ABE directors and staff, we appreciate your patience with the ever-changing events and want to acknowledge your dedication and hard work as you move forward with the board certification process.

To read more about this decision, please visit our "News and Announcements" page.