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ABD Certification Testing

Testing is coordinated through Arbet Consulting, Inc. (ACI).

The American Board of Dermatology (ABD) is one of 24 medical specialty boards that make up the American Board of Medical Specialties. The ABD was incorporated in 1932 to elevate and maintain the standards of this specialty. The mission of the ABD is to serve the public interest by promoting excellence in the practice of dermatology through lifelong certification. To accomplish this mission, the ABD conducts an initial certification examination; time-limited certificate holders participate in recertification and/or maintenance of certification (MOC-D) programs. Subspecialty certifications in pediatric dermatology and dermatopathology are also offered.

2016 Exam Dates
  • Registration: January 1 - March 31
  • Delivery: April 1 - May 31

Computer-Based Testing Tutorial and Practice Exam

Obtain general information about computer-based testing and answers to frequently asked questions, as well as practice taking an exam using the computer-based test tutorial.

Scheduling

First-time test takers must create a Pearson VUE web account. Appointments may be made up to one business day in advance.

After you schedule your test, Pearson VUE will send a confirmation letter listing your test date, your testing time, the address and phone number of the test center, and directions to the test center.

Under related links you will find an informational video to orient you to the exam-day process.

Last updated 2016-05-27