Exam Impacts Due to COVID-19

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Part II CBPS Examination


ABFAS has rescheduled the May 13, 2020, Part II CBPS examination due to the COVID-19 health emergency. The new date is Tuesday, September 22, 2020.


Candidates will remain registered for the examination and ABFAS has rescheduled each candidate's appointment(s) to the September 22 examination date. Candidates can review their new appointments for the September 22 examination by logging into their ABFAS personal profile and clicking the "Step 2: Schedule/View Examination with Pearson VUE" button. You will see your exam in the Pearson VUE dashboard under Upcoming Appointments for Tuesday, September 22, 2020. 

Sign-in 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.

Please note, at this time, only the Pearson VUE site will show the correct exam scheduling information. Please do not refer to the scheduling information on your ABFAS profile page information as it is incorrect.

Part II Case Review

In the context of this pandemic, ABFAS has made the difficult decision to postpone this year’s Case Review examination. It will now take place on August 13-15, 2020.  Candidates should expect their results by October 1, 2020.


ABFAS has also extended the deadline for Case Review candidate submission of complete electronic case documentation from March 20 to April 30, 2020. You must now submit your complete electronic case documentation by 11:59 pm Pacific Time on April 30, 2020.


How will postponed Case Review impact you?  If your board qualification expires on August 31, 2020, and you meet the Case Review Surgeon of Record criteria, we will automatically extend your status until December 31, 2020.  You will not need to petition the board for an extension.


ABFAS is prepared to work with you and can provide documentation for your employer about the delay in the Case Review process and certification timeline. If you have any questions or are in need of official documentation that our certification process has been delayed, please contact us at info@abfas.org.


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