10.5 Score Reports

Policy: The ABO partners with Authentic Testing to develop its Board Certification exams. Prometric utilizes industry-standard psychometric methods to develop and score each exam.


  1. After Authentic Testing completes scoring, results are sent to the ABO.
  2. The ABO notifies candidates of their score and pass/fail status through a written letter sent by U.S. mail.
  3. Candidates who pass the Board Certification become ABO Diplomates and will receive correspondence, which includes a copy of Guidelines for the Diplomate. Certificates are issued within 8 weeks of the receipt of the score reports.
  4. Scores are not released over the phone.
  5. Scores are never released to anyone but the candidate unless express written consent has been given.