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2016 Board Certification Examination Schedule Announced by ABPS

Tampa, FL – The future examination schedule for physician board certification and re-certification beginning in 2016 has been announced by the American Board of Physician Specialties® (ABPS). In order to be eligible to sit for an ABPS board certification or re-certification examination, candidates must apply before the published deadline.

“One of the central components to earning board certification through the American Board of Physician Specialties is the successful completion of a standardized, psychometrically-validated examination, ” said Susan LoBianco, Director of Certification.”We use computer-based testing for all of our written examinations, which are offered at a network of testing centers throughout the United States, Canada and Puerto Rico,” she added.

It is important for all current ABPS Diplomates to review the 2016 exam schedule to ensure their re-certification applications are submitted in time to complete the re-certification exams prior to their current certification expiration dates. The complete application and examination schedule for 2016 can be found online at

Upon successful completion of the written examination, candidates in select specialties will be invited to schedule an oral examination. However, it is important to note that not all specialties require an oral examination.

The list of specialties that require an oral examination in Tampa, FL, as well as the anticipated examination dates, can also be found online at

For further information about our upcoming board certification examination schedule for 2016, contact the ABPS certification department at (813) 433-2277.

ABPS headquartered in Tampa, FL, certifies and re-certifies qualified physicians in a variety of medical specialties. ABPS is the official certifying body of the American Association of Physician Specialists, Inc.®