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Everything You Need to Know about the QE

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

QE Statistics

2018
Times Taken Total Taking Examination Total Passing Examination Pass Rate
First Time Candidates 221 191 86%
Repeat Candidates 82 35 42%
Total / Overall 303 226 74%
2017
Times Taken Total Taking Examination Total Passing Examination Pass Rate
First Time Candidates 264 227 85%
Repeat Candidates 41 8 19%
Total / Overall 305 235 77%
2016
Times Taken Total Taking Examination Total Passing Examination Pass Rate
First Time Candidates 244 199 81%
Repeat Candidates 39 6 15%
Total / Overall 283 205 72%

Timeline

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

Qualifying Examination
Examination Application Opens June 12, 2018
Complete Application Due September 6, 2018
Scheduling of Examination begins with Pearson VUE November 12 - 26, 2018
Examination Administered January 5 - 12, 2019
Examination Results First 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 Qualifying Examination are required to be made using VISA, MasterCard, or American Express credit cards.

Application Fee
$675.00 USD

Re Application Fee
$675.00 USD

Examination Fee
1600.00 USD

* All fees are non-refundable.