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Everything You Need to Know about the OCE

From application due dates and examination fees to yearly statistics, we have everything you need to know about applying for and taking the Oral Certifying Examination.

OCE Statistics

2018
Times Taken Total Taking Examination Total Passing Examination Pass Rate
First Time Candidates 223 171 76%
Repeat Candidates 63 32 51%
Total / Overall 286 203 71%
2017
Times Taken Total Taking Examination Total Passing Examination Pass Rate
First Time Candidates 201 152 76%
Repeat Candidates 56 27 48%
Total / Overall 257 179 70%
2016
Times Taken Total Taking Examination Total Passing Examination Pass Rate
First Time Candidates 235 180 76%
Repeat Candidates 48 27 56%
Total / Overall 283 207 73%

Timeline

It is the applicant’s responsibility to be aware and meet all deadlines.

Oral Certifying Examination
Examination Application Opens June 12, 2018
Application and Examination Fee Due September 6, 2018
Individualized Candidate Test Date Information Last week of November 2018
Examination Administered February 4 – February 8, 2019
Examination Results Last week of March 2019

*Disclaimer ABOMS reserves the right to change certification or application requirements and deadlines for future examinations. The Board may, at its discretion, approve or deny any Candidate for examination or certification who does not fully satisfy application or credentials requirements.

Fees

The fees for the Oral Certifying Examination are required to be made using VISA, MasterCard, or American Express credit cards.

Application Fee
$450.00 USD

Examination Fee
$2850.00 USD