5.9 Proctored Computer-Based Examination Administration


ABO contracts with Prometric to administer the Board Certification exam at specific testing locations semi- annually, in January and July. The procedures below outline proctoring for the exam, which is completed by Prometric.


  1. Testing sites must be established Prometric Test Center locations, in accordance with its standard security measure Exams are held semi-annually, in January and July, at these locations.
  2. The multiple choice exam is administered through secure computers in a locked, monitored room at a Prometric testing site.
  3. Prometric staff handles all registration issues, proctoring decisions and technical exam problems onsite, but non-routine issues are elevated to the ABO Executive Director.