Are you finding yourself confused about the Qualifying Examination (QE)? The American Board of Oral and Maxillofacial Surgery makes every effort to ensure your questions are answered. The Board supplies an applicant with frequently asked questions to help aid the individual throughout the certification process.
If your questions are still not answered, please contact the administrative office at (312) 642-0070.
The ABOMS qualifying Examination (QE) is a secure, valid computer based examination administered to Board applicants/Candidates that test their knowledge in central principles of the specialty. The QE is the first step in becoming Board certified. The examination is made up of 300 questions covering 10 subject areas.
First time and Repeat Applicants
Application fee $675.00
Examination fee $1600.00
All fees are non-refundable
All application materials should be uploaded on your applicant profile.
The Qualifying Examination is available through Prometric Testing Centers. There are over 200 testing centers in North America and US territories. The Qualifying Examination is offered in January of each year.
No, hospital privileges are not required to apply for the Qualifying Examination.
For more information, please download the Qualifying Examination Handbook.
If you require special accommodations, review the ABOMS policy.
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