ABCN Written Exam: The ABCN written exam is administered electronically in two-week windows, four times per year at Pearson/VUE testing centers. To sit for the written examination, candidates must first register through the ABPP website. Once processed, candidates will receive confirmation of registration from the ABCN Administrative Assistant. Once the exam is ready for delivery, registered candidates will be sent information on how to schedule their exam date, time, and location.
Information regarding exam content can be found here.
Exam results will be provided within four (4) weeks of the close of the testing window, first with a generic pass/fail email from the ABCN office, followed by the formal letter with score. In addition to the registration fee, there is a separate seat fee charged by the vendor for remote administration/proctoring. The current fee structure for the Written Examination is:
- ABCN/ABPP Registration Fee: $300.00
- Vendor Fee: $210.00
- Total Cost: $510.00
|Window #||Deadline to Register|
|4||09/15/23||11/04/23 – 11/19/23|
|1||12/22/23||02/10/24 – 02/25/24|
|2||03/22/24||05/11/24 – 05/26/24|
|3||06/21/24||08/10/24 – 08/25/24|
|4||09/13/24||11/02/24 – 11/17/24|
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, which is typically administered annually at the American Academy of Clinical Neuropsychology (AACN) Conference.
Practice Sample Submission: ABCN reviews practice sample submissions in the order in which they are received. Submissions will be accepted on a “rolling” basis. 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.
Oral Exams: ABCN oral examinations take place in person. The oral exam schedule is posted below but is subject to change.
- November 10-11, 2023 at the Neuropsychiatric Institute at the University of Illinois Chicago
- April 19-20, 2024 at the University of Texas – Southwestern Medical Center in Dallas, Texas
Candidates who are limited by domestic, international, or employer travel bans may be considered for virtual examination. To request this accommodation, please click here.
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 Parents: ABCN understands and values the importance of a parent’s decision to breastfeed a child. ABCN will work with candidates to provide appropriate accommodations. More information about this accommodation request is available at this link.