Exam Registration and Scheduling

Note: ABFAS is transitioning its ten-year Maintenance of Certification programs to the LEAD program, a process of continuous certification based on a longitudinal assessment. All diplomates, regardless of certification year, will participate in the new program starting in 2022, and at that time ABFAS will no longer conduct recertification/self-assessment examinations. Learn more on the LEAD program webpage.


How to Register for Your Exam

To get started, sign in to your ABFAS profile with your ABFAS user name and password using the "Login" button at the top of the webpage. If you need password assistance, you will find it on the "Login" 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 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.



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