ABPN Certification Testing
The American Board of Psychiatry and Neurology, Inc. (ABPN), is an independent, nonprofit organization dedicated to serving the public interest by promoting excellence in the practice of psychiatry and neurology through certification. The ABPN is one of the 24 boards upholding the highest quality standards as a member of the American Board of Medical Specialties (ABMS).
The ABPN currently issues the specialty certificates for Psychiatry, Neurology, and Neurology with Special Qualification in Child Neurology. The ABPN also currently issues the subspecialty certificates for Addiction Psychiatry, Child and Adolescent Psychiatry, Clinical Neurophysiology, Forensic Psychiatry, Geriatric Psychiatry, Neurodevelopmental Disabilities, Neuromuscular Medicine (2008), Pain Medicine, Psychosomatic Medicine, Sleep Medicine, and Vascular Neurology, and Hospice and Palliative Medicine.
- Information for Applicants (IFAs) (Link will open in a new window)
- Frequently Asked Questions Regarding ABPN Computer-Based Testing (45.1 KB pdf)
- Computer-Based Testing Tutorial
The content of the following questions is generic rather than examination-specific. The questions are intended to show only the format of APBN examination test items.
Before scheduling an examination appointment, you must have already:
- Applied for certification or maintenance of certification through the ABPN;
- Been notified of your eligibility to sit for the examination;
- Paid an examination authorization fee to the ABPN.
First-time test takers must create a Pearson VUE web account. When creating your account and scheduling your test, you will need your ABPN identification number (provided by the ABPN) and a valid email address.
Examination score reports will not be issued upon completion of this exam. They will be mailed within six to twelve weeks.
The American Board of Psychiatry and Neurology® and the seal are registered trademarks of the American Board of Psychiatry and Neurology, Inc. Use of the trademark and seal is prohibited without the express permission of the American Board of Psychiatry and Neurology, Inc. © 2004 American Board of Psychiatry and Neurology, Inc.