ABCN Written Exam: The ABCN written exam is administered electronically at PSI Premier Centers across North America in two-week windows, four times per year. Registering for the examination is a two-step process that takes place after the candidate is notified of passing the Credential Review process. First, a candidate registers for the examination through the ABPP website. The appropriate form and examination fee must be received by ABPP by the registration deadlines noted below. Once processed, candidates will receive confirmation of registration from the ABCN Executive Assistant. Second, seven weeks before the opening of the exam window PSI will email the candidate inviting them to register for the exam. For further information, please review the Written Examination Instructions. Exam results will be provided within four (4) weeks of the close of the testing window, first with a generic pass/fail email from our office, followed by the formal letter with score. In addition to the registration fee, PSI charges a seating fee to all candidates. The current fee structure for the Written Examination is:
- ABCN/ABPP Registration Fee: $300
- PSI Seat Fee: $290
|Deadline to Register with ABPP/ABCN||Examination Dates|
|10/01/21||11/27/21 – 12/12/21|
|12/17/21||02/12/22 – 02/27/22|
|03/18/22||05/14/22 – 05/29/22|
|06/17/22||08/13/22 – 08/28/22|
|09/09/22||11/05/22 – 11/20/22|
Pediatric Subspecialty Written Exam: Specialists who have been awarded board certification by ABCN and who meet eligibility criteria for subspecialty certification in pediatric clinical neuropsychology through credential review may take the Pediatric Subspecialty Written Examination. The next Pediatric Subspecialty Written Examination is scheduled to be held in person at the AACN Conference in Minneapolis, MN in June 2022. A potential earlier virtual examination is being considered but no decision has yet been reached.
Oral Exams: Oral examination is typically offered up to three times per year at the University of Illinois Neuropsychiatric Institute depending on the demand. Please click here for the latest oral examination update.
Practice Sample Submission: ABCN reviews practice sample submissions in the order in which they are received. As of October 1, 2019, submissions will be accepted on a “rolling” basis and will not be subject to deadlines as in the past. Given that oral examination slots are often subject to limited availability, candidates are encouraged to submit practice samples as soon as possible to avoid unnecessary delays in sitting for the oral examination. Once a practice sample has passed review, the candidate will be scheduled for the next open examination.
Language Accommodations: If English is not your primary language, you may qualify for accommodations on the written exam. To determine if you qualify, please complete the application available at this link.
Disability Accommodations: ABCN encourages qualified neuropsychologists with disabilities to enter the board certification process and will attempt to provide reasonable accommodations for applicants with verified disabilities, consistent with the intent of the Americans with Disabilities Act (ADA). Applicants who request accommodations because of disability must advise the Board in writing no later than the deadline for submitting application materials for examination. All documentation and other evidence substantiating the disability must be received by the Board at least 60 days before the examination in question is conducted. For more information on ADA accommodations, please review the ABCN Candidate’s Manual, ADA information and the ABCN application for testing accommodations on the ABPP website.
Policy for Breastfeeding Mothers: ABCN understands and values the importance of a mother’s decision to breastfeed her child. In support of our candidates taking the Written Examination, ABCN will work with PSI Testing Centers to approve and communicate accommodations for nursing mothers. More information about this accommodation request is available at this link.