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Important Dates

Written Examination Information

Examination Date, Application Deadline, Pearson Vue Registration

Upcoming Test Dates: May 10, 2022

The ABE Written Exam will be administered at Pearson Vue testing facilities on the following date:

Application Deadline

Please Note:  Applications will be available the week of November 8, 2021.

You must have applications in to the ABE no later than January 7, 2022.  We cannot accept applications after this date.  Once you submit your applications with the ABE, you must then register to sit for the exam directly with Pearson Vue.

Pearson Vue Registration

Pearson Vue Registration for the ABE Written Exam will open on February 15, 2022.  Please be aware that test center registration is done on a first-come-first-serve basis and that centers rapidly fill to capacity. We advise examinees to contact Pearson Vue the day that registration opens.

Case History Examination Information

Submission Deadlines

May 1
September 1

Portfolios are accepted for review twice a year. Portfolios must be uploaded to the Digital Case History website at prior to or on the current submission date (listed above) to be included in that examination review cycle. Portfolios uploaded after the current submission date will not be reviewed until the next submission date (provided that the Case History Eligibility period is current).

Oral Examination Information

Examination Dates and Information

The October 2021 Oral Exam is now full and registration is closed.

October 2021 Oral Exam Dates

Wednesday, October 20, 2021
Thursday, October 21, 2021
Friday, October 22, 2021
Saturday, October 23, 2021

We plan to hold the March 2022 exam in person and in St. Louis.  However, due to the continuing uncertainty surrounding the pandemic, ABE has made the decision to open registration for the March 2022 Oral Exam after the completion of October 2021 Oral Exam.  Please anticipate that registration for the March 2022 Oral Exam will open November 10, 2021.

Tentative March 2022 ABE Oral Exam Dates

Friday, March 25, 2022
Saturday, March 26, 2022

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

We appreciate your patience with the ever-changing events brought on by the pandemic, and want to acknowledge your dedication and hard work as you move forward with the board certification process.