Examinations

The Qualifying Exam

The ABP Qualifying Examination is a one-day  (5-hour seat time) examination offered on two days at PearsonVue regional testing centers.  The American Board of Periodontology (ABP) will attempt administration of the Qualifying Examination as scheduled.  Should the ABP cancel the Qualifying Examination or be prevented from appropriately administering the examination at the appointed time and location, the ABP will not be responsible for any expense of the candidate in connection with the Qualifying Examination and any substitute Qualifying Examination.  Perspective candidates are encouraged to download and review the ABP Guidelines for Certification found under the Resources tab of the website.

The Oral Exam

The ABP Oral Examination is a two-part, one-day examination (two 1.5 hour sessions) offered annually over the course of one week, typically held in late April or early May. The exams are held at the American Board of Obstetrics and Gynecology testing center in Dallas, Texas. The American Board of Periodontology (ABP) will attempt administration of the Oral Examination as scheduled.  Should the ABP cancel the Oral Examination or be prevented from appropriately administering the examination at the appointed time and location, the ABP will not be responsible for any expense of the candidate in connection with the Oral Examination and any substitute Oral Examination.  Perspective candidates are encouraged to download and review the ABP Guidelines for Certification found under under the Resources tab of the website.

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