Important Dates
Deadlines are in Eastern time

To view important dates for an exam please select from one of these categories:
  • Part I
  • Part II
  • MOC
  • Hand
  • Sports
  • july
    2015
    Sports Medicine Sub-Specialty
    Candidate scheduling/admission permits are posted online. (This permit must also be presented at the examination.)
  • Jul 09
    2015
    Part I

    Part I examination administered at Prometric Testing Centers.

  • Jul 20
    2015
    Maintenance of Certification

    Oral Pathway: MOC oral examination administered at the Palmer House in Chicago, IL.

  • July 21 - 23
    2015
    Part II

    Part II examination administered at the Palmer House in Chicago, IL.

  • Aug
    2015
    Part II

    Examination results posted within the candidate's password protected portal and also forwarded to Program Directors.

  • Aug
    2015
    Maintenance of Certification
    Oral Pathway: Examination results posted within the candidate's password protected portal.
  • Aug
    2015
    Sports Medicine Sub-Specialty

    Combined Sports Computer Pathway: Scheduling permits posted within the candidate's password protected portal. (Important note: Permit and photo ID must be presented at the examination.  See MOC Rules and Procedures for details.)

  • Aug 01
    2015
    Sports Medicine Sub-Specialty
    Application available at www.abos.org. Login with username and password and click on the “Sports” tab
  • Sep 09
    2015
    Hand Surgery Sub-Specialty
    Initial hand examination administered at Prometric Technology Centers (nationwide)
  • Sep 9-22
    2015
    Hand Surgery Sub-Specialty

    Combined Hand Computer Pathway: Examination administered at Prometric Testing Centers.

    Hand Recertification: Examination administered at Prometric Testing Centers.

  • Oct 01
    2015
    Part I

    Examination results posted within the candidate's password protected portal and also forwarded to Program Directors.

  • Oct 8 - 22
    2015
    Maintenance of Certification

    Combined Sports Computer Pathway: Examination administered at Prometric Testing Centers.

  • Oct
    2015
    Maintenance of Certification
    Credentials Committee meets to decide admission of applicants to the examinations. Letters of notification posted online at www.abos.org.
  • Oct 08
    2015
    Sports Medicine Sub-Specialty
    Subspecialty Certificate in Orthopaedic Sports Medicine examination administered at Prometric Technology Centers nationwide.
  • Nov
    2015
    Maintenance of Certification
    Combined Hand Examination -Results available online to candidates.
  • nov
    2015
    Hand Surgery Sub-Specialty
    Examination results are posted online (the Board office does not release results by phone)
  • Dec
    2015
    Maintenance of Certification
    Combined Sports Examination -Results available online to candidates.
  • Dec 15
    2015
    Maintenance of Certification
    Examination fee due for all computer pathways
  • jan
    2016
    Sports Medicine Sub-Specialty
    Examination results posted online. (The board office does not release results by phone)
  • feb
    2016
    Maintenance of Certification

    Computer Pathways -- General, Adult Reconstruction and Spine – Scheduling permits available online to candidates.

  • Feb 01
    2016
    Sports Medicine Sub-Specialty
    Deadline for submission of application, case list, required documents, $450 application and credentialing fee.
  • Feb 15
    2016
    Sports Medicine Sub-Specialty
    Late deadline for submission of application, case list, required documents, $450 application and credentialing fee and $350 late fee.
  • Mar 1 - Apr 30
    2016
    Maintenance of Certification
    Computer Pathways -- Computer Administered General, Adult Reconstruction and Spine Recertification Examinations at Prometric Technology Centers.
  • Apr
    2016
    Maintenance of Certification
    Oral Pathways -- List of 12 selected cases posted online at www.abos.org. Diplomates start the uploading process.
  • May 25
    2016
    Maintenance of Certification
    Oral Pathways --Deadline to upload images and arthroscopic prints and pay exam fee
  • June
    2016
    Maintenance of Certification
    Oral Pathways -- Admission cards posted online.
  • June
    2016
    Sports Medicine Sub-Specialty
    Deadline for submission of the $1,400 examination fee.
  • July
    2016
    Maintenance of Certification

    Combined Hand Computer Pathway – Scheduling permits available online to candidates.

    Computer Pathways, General, Adult Reconstruction and Spine exam results online to candidates.
  • Jul 25
    2016
    Maintenance of Certification
    Oral Pathways -- Practice-Based Oral Recertification Examination, Palmer House, Chicago.
  • Aug
    2016
    Maintenance of Certification

    Combined Sports Computer Pathway – Scheduling permits available online to candidates.

    Oral Pathway exam results available online to candidates.
  • aug
    2016
    Sports Medicine Sub-Specialty
    Candidate sheduling/admission permits are posted online. (This permit must also be presented at the examination.)
  • Sep 8-22
    2016
    Maintenance of Certification
    Combined Hand Computer Examination administered at Prometric Technology Centers.
  • Oct 3-17
    2016
    Maintenance of Certification
    Combined Sports Computer Examination administered at Prometric Technology Centers.
  • Oct 03
    2016
    Sports Medicine Sub-Specialty
    Subspecialty Certificate in Orthopaedic Sports Medicine examination administered at Prometric Technology Centers nationwide.
  • Nov
    2016
    Maintenance of Certification
    Combined Hand Computer Examination -Results available online to candidates.
  • Dec
    2016
    Maintenance of Certification
    Combined Sports Computer Examination -Results available online to candidates.

Practice Improvement Modules (PIM)

The Carpal Tunnel PIM from ASSH is available here.
(5/7/2014)

Maintenance of Certification

Maintenance of Certification (MOC) is required for all Board-certified orthopaedic surgeons with time limited certificates.

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About ABOS

MISSION:  To ensure safe, ethical, and effective practice of orthopaedic surgery the ABOS maintains the highest standards for education, practice and conduct through examination, certification, and maintenance of certification for the benefit of the public. 

VISION:  To improve the quality of care and outcomes for patients, the ABOS will establish and maintain high standards for competence and lifelong education of board certified orthopaedic surgeons. 

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