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5.9 Proctored Computer-Based Examination Administration

Policy:

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.

Procedure:

  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.