ABVO CREDENTIALS COMMITTEE INFORMATION
APPLYING TO BECOME A RESIDENT & APPLYING TO TAKE EXAM

(Updated 11.06.17)

Please note that the Credentials Policies & Procedures document is now located on the "ABVO Documents" page, under "ABVO Policies & Procedures". Consult the P&P index to guide you to the appropriate section.


For more information, contact the Credentials Chairperson.

 

Stage 1:  Applying to become an ABVO-approved resident

Stage 2: Applying to take the ABVO Certifying Examination

WHO must apply?

ANY INDIVIDUAL WHO HAS BEEN ACCEPTED INTO AN ABVO-APPROVED RESIDENCY.

Time spent in a residency program will not count toward the 36 months required until the Provisional Resident Application has been approved by the ABVO Credentials Committee.

ANYONE ELECTING TO TAKE ANY PORTION OF THE ABVO CERTIFYING EXAMINATION, each and every time they wish to do so.

The Supervising Diplomate Form must be completed by each supervising diplomate the first year an applicant applies to take the exam, but not in subsequent years (i.e., the Supervising Diplomate Form needs to be submitted only once).
When a diplomate terminates their supervisory role  prior to completion of the training program, the Supervising Diplomate Form must be submitted within 30 days of the severance occurring. 

WHAT form is needed?

Provisional Resident Application:
Form to be filled out and submitted through the ABVO portal.

Certifying Examination Application:
Form to be filled out and submitted through the ABVO portal.

Supervising Diplomate Form:
To be filled out and submitted by each supervising diplomate through the ABVO portal.

WHEN is the application due?

30 DAYS PRIOR to starting an ABVO-approved residency. Applications should NOT be submitted before a Residency Training Program Application has been submitted by the Supervising Diplomate, and approved by the ABVO Residency Committee.

JANUARY 15, midnight Mountain Standard Time in the year in which the exam will be taken.

WHERE must applications be submitted?

Through the ABVO portal

HOW are application fees paid?

Fees are $150 for each Provisional Resident Application. Pay by credit card using this secure online form.

Fees are $100 for each Certifying Examination Application. Pay by credit card using this secure online form.

HOW are applicants notified of decisions?

BY EMAIL from the Credentials Committee.