Exam Schedule

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. A candidate registers for this examination through the ABPP website after being notified of passing the Credential Review process. The appropriate form and examination fee must be received by ABPP by the registration deadlines noted below. For further information, please review the Written Examination Instructions on the ABPP website. 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

Important Announcement for the 2018 Written Examination: In 2018, the ABCN Written Examination will undergo item review and update, which will change the schedule of exams. Specifically, Windows 2 and 3 (previously scheduled for May and August) will be collapsed into a longer, four-week examination window in June and July. Given the potential inconvenience of this schedule change, candidates who register to take the Written Examination in June and July 2018 will be offered a one-time discount of $100 off the ABCN/ABPP examination registration fee (i.e., June or July 2018 exam = $200 registration + PSI seat fee).

We anticipate that score reports from the June and July 2018 examination window will be made available to candidates by late August.  We understand that some candidates may have planned to take the written examination in the May 2018 window in anticipation of submitting a Practice Sample by the October 1 deadline (for consideration of being seated at the Spring 2019 oral examination). To accommodate those candidates, ABCN will extend the Practice Sample deadline to October 15, 2018.

Deadline to RegisterExamination Dates
1/19/183/17/18 - 4/1/18
4/27/186/23/18 - 7/13/18
9/28/1811/24/18 - 12/9/18

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. This examination is currently offered once per year at the AACN Annual Meeting.

Date: Wednesday, June 20, 2018 at 1:00 p.m.

Location: Marriott Marquis in San Diego, CA

Deadline to register: May 1, 2018

Oral Exams: Oral examination is currently offered twice per year at the University of Illinois Neuropsychiatric Institute. Dates and submission deadlines for upcoming ABCN oral examinations are as follows.

Spring 2018

Dates: March 23-24, 2018

Deadline for Practice Sample Submission: October 15, 2017

Fall 2018

Dates: November 2-3, 2018

Deadline for Practice Sample Submission: May 1, 2018

Spring 2019

Dates: To be announced

Deadline for Practice Sample Submission: October 15, 2018

Practice samples submitted by the deadline will be reviewed in the order in which they were received, and candidates with accepted practice samples will be scheduled for the upcoming examination, subject to space limitations. Candidates whose practice samples are passed after the exam schedule has filled will be scheduled for the next open examination.

Disability AccommodationsABCN 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.