Covid-19 Resources

ABOMS is following all necessary precautions to ensure the safety of our applicants, Candidates, Diplomates, Examiners, Directors, and staff. ABOMS will follow the most current CDC guidelines and best-in-class safety practices. See below to keep updated on information on COVID-19 and how it has and/or will affect any ABOMS processes or events.

Updated 1/6/22

Oral Certifying Examination (OCE)

The 2022 OCE is still set to take place in person January 31-February 4, 2022, in Raleigh, NC. ABOMS will follow all safety precautions during the examination. Postponing examinations will not be permitted at this time, and the examination will proceed as usual with the extra safety measures taken.

Qualifying Examination (QE)

The QE is still set to take place in Prometric testing centers January 8-15, 2022. Prometric has taken all necessary precautions to ensure everyone’s health and safety. Remote testing for this examination will not be offered. Check our QE page for timelines and more information.

Oral and Maxillofacial Surgery In-service Training Examination (OMSITE)

The OMSITE is still set to take place in Prometric testing centers February 5-19, 2022. Prometric has taken all necessary precautions to ensure everyone’s health and safety. Remote testing is offered, but in-person testing is highly recommended. Check our OMSITE page for timelines and more information.

Certification Maintenance (CM)

The ABOMS CM process is not affected by COVID-19, as it is a process that is done completely online and at your own computer and on your own time throughout the year. ABOMS has eliminated the Recertification Examination that was done in person, with the last administration having been in 2019.

All Diplomates with time-limited certificates are expected to complete their CM requirements by the end of the year. Visit our CM page and your Diplomate profile for more information and to complete your requirements.

Certificates of Added Qualification (CAQ)

Both CAQ examinations (Head & Neck and Pediatric) will take place on November 5, 2022. A remote option will be offered, in addition to the option to take the exam at a Prometric testing center. Applications open June 1.

FAQs

Can I still sign up for the 2022 OCE?

No, the 2022 OCE applications are closed. You will be able to sign up for the February 2023 OCE starting in June.

If I get sick before the OCE can I get a refund?

Because of the planning and resources that go into scheduling and putting together the OCE, we are not able to refund Candidates who are not able to make it to their examination time. You will be given the opportunity to take the examination during the next administration.

Will there be a remote option for any upcoming examinations?

The OMSITE will have a remote option, but it is highly encouraged and recommended that you take it in person at a Prometric test center. The CAQ exams will also have a remote option, and those will take place November 5.

Do I still need to complete Certification Maintenance?

Yes, because CM is done completely through your Diplomate profiles, it is not affected by the Covid-19 pandemic and will continue as planned. All CM requirements must be completed by the end of the year.