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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

2020
Times Taken Total Taking Examination Total Passing Examination Pass Rate
First Time Candidates 254 245 96%
Repeat Candidates 72 36 50%
Total / Overall 326 281 86%
2019
Times Taken Total Taking Examination Total Passing Examination Pass Rate
First Time Candidates 243 227 93%
Repeat Candidates 71 45 63%
Total / Overall 314 272 87%
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%

Timeline

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

Qualifying Examination
Examination Application Opens June 16, 2020
Complete Application Due September 25, 2020
Scheduling of Examination November 11 - 25, 2020
Examination Administered January 9 - 16, 2021
Examination Results March 2021

*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.