Examination Dates and Fees

The Examination Dates and Fees are listed below:



2017 Part II (Oral) Exam June 9-10, 2017
2017 Certification Application Deadline September 15, 2017
2017 Part I (Written) Exam December 11, 2017


The 2017 Part II (Oral) Exam will be given in downtown Chicago on June 9-10, 2017.

Application for Intital Certification are due no later than Sptember 15.  Applications received after that day will not be accepted.  Applications that are incomplete, for any reason, will not be accepted and will be deferred to next year's certification cycle.

The 2017 Part I (Written) Exam will be given on December 11, 2017, at multiple sites throughout the United States using an electronic format.

Examination Fees


2017 Initial Certification Application Fee $600.00
2017 Part I (Written) Examination Fee $1,300.00
2018 Part II (Oral) Examination Fee TBD


Candidates who do not appear for their scheduled examination (Part I or Part II) or who cancel less than 6 weeks prior to either examination may forfeit their examination fee.

The Board is a non-profit corporation, and the fees from candidates are used solely to defray actual expenses incurred in conducting examinations and carrying out the business of the Board.  The Directors of Boards serve without remuneration.

American Board of Thoracic Surgery
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Chicago, IL 60611
Tel: 312-202-5900
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