ABVO CREDENTIALS COMMITTEE INFORMATION
APPLYING TO BECOME A RESIDENT & APPLYING TO TAKE EXAM

(Updated Summer, 2015)

Please note that the Credentials Policies & Procedures document is now located on the "ABVO Documents" page, under "ABVO Policies & Procedures". Consult the P&P index to guide you to the appropriate section.


For more information contact Credentials Chairperson.

 

Stage 1:  Applying to become an ABVO-approved resident

Stage 2: Applying to take the ABVO Certifying Examination

WHO must apply?

ANY INDIVIDUAL WHO HAS BEEN ACCEPTED INTO AN ABVO-APPROVED RESIDENCY.
Time spent in a residency program will not count toward the 36 months required until the Provisional Resident Application has been approved by the ABVO Credentials Committee.

ANYONE ELECTING TO TAKE ANY PORTION OF THE ABVO CERTIFYING EXAMINATION, each and every time they wish to do so.
The Supervising Diplomate Form must be completed by each supervising diplomate the first year an applicant applies to take the exam, but not in subsequent years (i.e., the Supervising Diplomate Form needs to be submitted only once).
When a diplomate terminates their supervisory role  prior to completion of the training program, the Supervising Diplomate Form must be submitted within 30 days of the severance occurring. 

WHEN is the application due?

30 DAYS PRIOR to starting an ABVO-approved residency.
Applications should NOT be submitted before a Residency Training Program Application has been submitted by the Supervising Diplomate, and approved by the ABVO Residency Committee.

JANUARY 15, midnight Mountain Standard Time in the year in which the exam will be taken.

WHAT form is needed?

Provisional Resident Application

Certifying Examination Application is open and available to fill out through your ABVO.us user portal. You must log in to fill out the application.

Supervising Diplomate Form

WHERE must applications be submitted?

TO THE ABVO OFFICE (ABVO office) by electronic mail.
It is the applicant's responsibility to confirm receipt of materials by the ABVO Office.  Applications will be forwarded to the ABVO Credentials Committee for review. Applications received after the deadline, incomplete applications, applications using outdated forms, and forms submitted without payment will not be reviewed

HOW are application fees paid?

Fees are $150 for Provisional Resident Application and $100 for Certifying Examination Applications. Pay by credit card using this secure online web site.

HOW are applicants notified of decisions?

BY EMAIL from the Credentials Committee, via the ABVO Office