Exam Appointments

The American Board of Periodontology conducts its Qualifying Examination at select Pearson Vue testing centers. The Board will provide Pearson Vue with the names of accepted candidates.  Accepted candidates will be able to register at select testing centers after Pearson receives notification from the Board office of approved candidates prior to the examination date. Candidate may NOT register until Pearson is notified of accepted candidates - typically after June 17th. 
Candidates must acquire a username and password before they can schedule an appointment to take an exam.  We recommend they use the first initial of their first name, first initial of their middle name, and full last name for the username.  The password can be anything under 40 characters. After receiving confirmation of their username and password, which takes 24 hours, the candidate can schedule, reschedule and cancel exams via the Internet.  They can also check their status, change their password, check which exams are offered and look up testing center locations.  They can access this information through www.pearsonvue.com/abp
Request a Username and Password
You must Call Pearson VUE to receive your username and password at 1-877-435-1414, Ext 6 OR
1. Go to the Board’s landing page; http://www.pearsonvue.com/abp
2. Click on “Create a Web Account.” –
3. Enter Demographic Information (note all fields with * are required).  Entering a candidate’s e-mail address is not mandatory, but STRONGLY RECOMMENDED, so candidates will receive their confirmation letter via e-mails.
Note: The candidate will receive an e-mail with their username and password within 24 hours.
Schedule an Exam Appointment
1. Go to http://www.pearsonvue.com/abp
2. Click “schedule or reschedule an exam online.”
3. Enter user name and password to sign-in
4. Select appropriate exam name abbreviation for which you are authorized.
5. Select the language of the exam (all exams will be given in English only)
6. Select Testing Center (a listing of all Pearson Professional Testing Centers will appear for the State the individual resides in.).
7. Search available dates and times to schedule an exam.
8. Choose an appointment from the search of dates and times.
9. A confirmation screen including the exam name, appointment date, time, and testing center location will appear.
10. A confirmation letter will also be sent via email to the candidate.
Confirmation Letter
After registration for an appointment is complete, the candidate will receive a confirmation letter via e-mail, fax or postal mail.  An example of the confirmation letter is shown on the next page.  Due to system limitations, MRA is not able to receive copies of faxed or mailed confirmation letters.
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