5.14 Candidate Guide


To aid candidates in their pursuit of Board Certification, the ABO provides a Candidate Guide that outlines relevant and necessary information for achieving Diplomate status. On initial application, each candidate agrees to read through and reference this publication in order to better understand the process ahead.  This handbook is updated as needed and is publicly available on the ABO website.


  1. The Executive Director and ABO staff maintains and updates the Candidate Guide as neede Annual reviews of the publication ensure that is up to date.
  2. Any changes to the Candidate Guide must be reviewed by the Board.
  3. Any information in the Candidate Guide regarding delivery of the Board Certification exam must be approved by Prometric.