5.4 Communication


In order to maintain the integrity of the exam, constant communication between the ABO and Authentic Testing must continue throughout the year.


  1. The Executive Director and ABO staff must be able to reach Authentic Testing on a weekly basis, through phone calls, email or other communication tools.
  2. During the weeks leading up to Item Writing or /Item Review workshops and semi-annual Board Certification exams, communication between the two organizations increases to ensure important deadlines are being met.
  3. The Executive Director and ABO staff keep the Board of Directors informed of any major developments with Authentic Testing to ensure the best decisions are being made for the Board Certification exam.