Important Dates
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  • Part I
  • Part II
  • MOC
  • Hand
  • Sports
  • July
    2016
    Maintenance of Certification

    2016 Combined Hand Computer Pathway – Scheduling permits available online to candidates.

    2016 Computer Pathways, General, Adult Reconstruction and Spine exam results online to candidates.

  • Jul 07
    2016
    Part I

    2016 Part I Examination administered at Prometric Testing Centers.

  • Jul 25
    2016
    Maintenance of Certification

    2016 Oral Pathways -- Practice-Based Oral Recertification Examination, Palmer House, Chicago.

  • July 26-28
    2016
    Part II

    2016 Part II examination administered at the Palmer House in Chicago, IL.

  • aug
    2016
    Part II

    2016 Part II examination results posted online for candidates and program directors.

  • Aug
    2016
    Maintenance of Certification

    2016 Combined Sports Computer Pathway – Scheduling permits available online to candidates.

    2016 Oral Pathway exam results available online to candidates.

  • aug
    2016
    Sports Medicine Sub-Specialty

    Candidate scheduling/admission permits are posted online. (This permit must also be presented at the examination.)

  • Sep
    2016
    Part I

    2016 Part I examination results posted online for candidates and program directors.

  • Sep 8-22
    2016
    Maintenance of Certification

    2016 Combined Hand Computer Examination administered at Prometric Testing Centers.

  • Sep 08
    2016
    Hand Surgery Sub-Specialty

    Initial Hand Examination administered at Prometric Testing Centers

  • Sep 8-22
    2016
    Hand Surgery Sub-Specialty

    Hand Recertification examination administered at Prometric Testing Centers

  • Oct 01
    2016
    Part I

    Applications for the 2017 Part I examination available at abos.org

  • Oct
    2016
    Maintenance of Certification

    Credentials Committee meets to determine admission of applicants to the 2017 examinations. Diplomates receive an email when the letters of notification of admission are posted online to the diplomate's password protected portal.

  • Oct 3-17
    2016
    Maintenance of Certification

    2016 Combined Sports Computer Examination administered at Prometric Testing Centers.

  • Oct 03
    2016
    Sports Medicine Sub-Specialty

    Subspecialty Certificate in Orthopaedic Sports Medicine examination administered at Prometric Testing Centers nationwide.

  • Oct 31
    2016
    Part II

    Deadline for submission of completed 2017 Part II application, fee, and Scribe six-month case list due by 4 pm ET.

  • Nov
    2016
    Maintenance of Certification

    2016 Combined Hand Computer Examination -Results available online to candidates.

  • Nov
    2016
    Hand Surgery Sub-Specialty
    Examination results are posted online (the Board office does not release results by phone)
  • Nov 15
    2016
    Part II

    Late deadline for submission of completed 2016 Part II application, fee, late fee, and six-month case lists due by 4 pm ET.

  • Dec
    2016
    Maintenance of Certification

    2016 Combined Sports Computer Examination -Results available online to candidates.

  • Dec 15
    2016
    Part I

    Deadline for submission of completed 2017 Part I application and fee submitted online by 4 pm ET and required documents postmarked.

  • Dec 15
    2016
    Maintenance of Certification

    Examination fee due for all 2017 computer pathways.

  • Jan 05
    2017
    Part I

    Late deadline for submission of completed 2017 Part I application, fee, and late payment fee submitted onlien by 4 pm ET and required documents postmarked.

  • Feb
    2017
    Maintenance of Certification

    2017 Computer Pathways: General, Adult Reconstruction, and Spine scheduling permits posted online to the diplomate's password protected portal. Diplomates receive an email when they are posted.

  • Feb 10
    2017
    Part II

    Deadline to submit additional documents to credentials committee (if requested by ABOS).

  • March - April
    2017
    Part I

    Credentials Committee meets to determine admission to 2017 Part I examination.

  • March - April
    2017
    Part II

    Credentials Commitee meets to determine admission to 2017 Part II examination.

  • March 1 - April 28
    2017
    Maintenance of Certification

    2017 Computer Administered General, Adult Reconstruction, and Spine Recertification Examinations at Prometric Testing Centers

  • April
    2017
    Part I

    Candidates scheduling permits posted at abos.org. This permit must also be presented at the 2017 Part I examination.

  • April-June
    2017
    Part I

    Candidates can schedule their 2017 Part I examination at Prometric Testing Centers.

  • April
    2017
    Part II

    Letters of notification of admission to 2017 Part II examination available at abos.org for candidates.

  • April
    2017
    Part II

    Candidates selected cases also posted at abos.org.

  • April
    2017
    Maintenance of Certification

    2017 Oral Pathways: List of 12 selected cases posted online to the diplomate's password protected portal. Diplomates may begin the uploading process of required supporting documetns for their selected cases.

  • May 01
    2017
    Part II

    Deadline to upload images, arthroscopic prints, and records intothe Scribe system for the selected caes and pay the examination fee by 4 pm ET.

  • May
    2017
    Maintenance of Certification

    2017 Oral Pathways: Deadline for uploading images and required supporting documents and pay examination fee.

  • June
    2017
    Part II

    Candidates receive examination assignments and admission cards at abos.org for 2017 Part II examination.

  • June
    2017
    Maintenance of Certification

    2017 Oral Pathways: Admission cards posted online to the diplomate's password protected portal.

  • July
    2017
    Maintenance of Certification

    2017 Combined Hand Pathway: Scheduling permited posted online to the diplomate's password protected portal.

    2017 Computer Pathways: General, Adult Reconstruction, and Spine examination results posted online to the diploamtes password protected poral.

  • Jul 13
    2017
    Part I

    2017 Part I examination at Prometric Testing Centers.

  • Jul 24
    2017
    Maintenance of Certification

    2017 Oral Pathways: Practice-Based Oral Recertification Examination, Palmer House, Chicago

  • July 25-27
    2017
    Part II

    2017 Part II examinations, Palmer House, Chicago.

  • August
    2017
    Part II

    2017 Part II examination results posted at abos.org for candidates and program directors.

  • Aug
    2017
    Maintenance of Certification

    2017 Combined Sports Computer Pathway: Scheduling permits posted online to the diplomate's password protected portal.

    2017 Oral Pathway examination results posted onlien to the diplomate's password protected portal.

  • September
    2017
    Part I

    2017 Part I examination results posted at abos.org for candidates and program directors.

  • Sept 12 - 25
    2017
    Maintenance of Certification

    2017 Combined Hand Examination administered at Prometric Testing Centers

  • Oct 5 - 18
    2017
    Maintenance of Certification

    2017 Combined Sports Computer Examination administered at Prometric Testing Centers

  • Nov
    2017
    Maintenance of Certification

    2017 Combined Hand Computer Examination results posted online to the diplomate's password protected portal.

  • Dec
    2017
    Maintenance of Certification

    2017 Combined Sports Computer Examination: Results posted online to the diplomate's password protected portal.

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