Once a Candidate has successfully completed his or her Qualifying Examination, they are eligible to begin their application for the Oral Certifying Examination. A Candidate has three consecutive years, following successful completion of the Qualifying Examination, in which he or she can take and pass the Oral Certifying Examination.
The ABOMS Administrative Office must receive the completed Oral Certifiying Examination application by a specified deadline. A Candidate who does not take and pass the Oral Certifying Examination, within the three-year period, must re-apply beginning with the Qualifying Examination. Individuals who are required to re-apply will regain “Candidate” status upon successfully completing the Qualifying Examination.
To learn more about the requirements for submitting an OCE application, download the Oral Certifying Examination Handbook.
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