Part I Exam Registration and Scheduling

How to Register for Your Exam

To get started, sign in to the ABFAS website with your ABFAS username and password, using the "Login" button at the top of this webpage. If you have forgotten your username or password, you will find assistance on the same page.

 

After you have signed in, click on “Step 1: Register for an Exam” on the left-hand side and follow the steps to select and pay for your exam. You will then be registered for your exam and able to schedule your exam with Pearson VUE. 

 

If you are logging in by smart phone or tablet, you will find “Register for an Exam” under the Account Overview heading.

For additional registration instructions click here.

 

How to Schedule Your Exam

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To schedule your exam(s), sign into your abfas.org profile, then click the "STEP 2: Schedule/View Exam with Pearson VUE" button under Account Overview, which will bring you to the Pearson VUE scheduling web page.

Read these detailed ABFAS scheduling instructions.

 

Rescheduling

You may reschedule examinations as long as there is examination seat availability at a Pearson VUE Professional Center. Typically, examination seats fill quickly, and rescheduling becomes difficult about 30 days before examination day. You can reschedule examinations any time up to 24 hours before examination day. The process to reschedule is the same as scheduling. Sign in to the ABFAS website, and click on the “Step 2: Schedule/View Examination with Pearson VUE” button to begin the process. There is no fee to reschedule.

 

Withdrawal and Refund Policy

Withdrawal Timeframe                         Policy              

Registration opening date until last day to withdraw without penalty.
After last day to withdraw without penalty to seventy-two (72) hours prior to the scheduled examination start time (local testing center time).
After seventy-two (72) hours prior to the scheduled examination start time (local testing center time).

Full examination fee refund. Application fee non-refundable.

Examination fee refund less late withdrawal fee. Application fee non-refundable.

No examination fee refund. Application fee non-refundable.

Please do not cancel your exam through PearsonVue, all exam withdraw requests must be submitted in writing and emailed to scheduling@abfas.org 


Exam Windows

Candidates who have a residency completion year of 2020 or earlier, are eligible to register for the Part I examinations (Part I Didactic and NEW CBPS) in the Fall, and if needed, the following Spring.  If unsuccessful, candidates will then only be able to retake Part I examinations in the Spring of each year.

 

Those candidates who have a residency completion year after 2020, are eligible to register for the Part I examinations (Part I Didactic and NEW CBPS) in the Spring, and if needed, the following Fall.  If unsuccessful, candidates will then be able to retake the Part I examinations in the Fall of each year.

 

Exam Windows for Candidates Based on Residency Program Completion Year

Exam Windows Based on Residency Program Completion Year

 

Exam Windows for Board Qualified Candidates

Exam Windows for Board Qualified Candidates

*Candidates who have not previously fulfilled the Part II CBPS Examination Requirement must take the NEW CBPS Examination. The Part II CBPS Examination is no longer offered and is superseded by the NEW CBPS Examination.