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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

2019
Times Taken Total Taking Examination Total Passing Examination Pass Rate
First Time Candidates 247 217 87%
Repeat Candidates 55 32 58%
Total / Overall 302 249 82%
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%

Timeline

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

Oral Certifying Examination
Examination Application Opens June 11, 2019
Application and Examination Fee Due September 5, 2019
Individualized Candidate Test Date Information Mid-December
Examination Administered February 3 – February 7, 2020
Examination Results Last week of March 2020

*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