2.8 Item Writing Committee


The Item Writing Committee is responsible for Board Certification test development and works with our current test partner, Authentic Testing, to develop, update and maintain exam items.


  1. Each committee is made up of no less than three ABO Diplomate volunteers and one member of the Board or the Executive Director.
  2. The committees meet at regular intervals prior to each examination. Meetings may be through conference call or online interaction.
  3. The committees, in conjunction with Authentic Testing, develop new test items.
  4. All committee members are required to attend either online or in-person item writing events.