Apply for AOBS Exams

Application and exam policies and procedures can be found in the Protocol for Certification

** Attention 2017 Senior Residents Only**
Residents scheduled to finish their residency program within 90 days of the examination date may apply to sit for the Written Qualifying Exam before completing their training.  Applicants must complete a Program Directors Attestation Form and sign a waiver acknowledging that their exam scores will not be recorded or released until training complete status is confirmed by the AOBS and the AOA.

Your residency training must be complete or you must be within 90 days of completing your training to sit for the Qualifying Written Exam.

All examinees can submit exam applications online following the instructions below.  Paper applications are available by contacting AOBS at

Click here to apply you will be redirected to a separate registration page.

  1. Log into the registration system with your AOA website log in.
  2. Select the exam you wish to register for and complete the online application.
  3. After you submit your application, you will need to reenter the application system to pay your fees.
  4. You will receive a PDF copy of your application and a receipt of payment via email.

All documentation submitted as part of a candidate’s application becomes property of the Board.