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Oral Examination

Examination Dates and Information

The October 2022 Oral Exam is full and registration is now closed.

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

March 2023 ABE Oral Exam Dates
Friday, March 17, 2023
Saturday, March 18, 2023
Location:  St. Louis, MO

March 2023 ABE Oral Exam:  Registration for this exam is currently not open.  In the coming months, all candidates who are eligible to challenge the Oral Exam will receive a notification via email from ABE Staff with a link to register for the upcoming exam.   Please be sure to check your "Spam", "Junk" or "Other" folders for emails from

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Candidates who may be 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