Application

Once candidates have finished logging their practice data they should submit it to the Board, and begin work on their Application for Oral Examination and Certification. The online application provides candidates with a centralized application portal where they can submit their application, upload supporting materials, make credit card payment, request reference letters and check on the status of their application at any given time. The new online system will streamline the application process and expedite ABNS Credential Committee review.

Application for Oral Examination and Certification

Example of Residency Rotation Schedule

Candidates who complete residency training on or after June 30, 2011 but before June 30, 2017 must submit a completed application no later than four years following the completion of his or her residency training. Candidates who complete training on or after June 30, 2017 must submit a completed application no later than three years following the completion of his or her residency training. The ABNS may grant extensions in its sole discretion upon request and for good cause only, such as military service, post-residency fellowship training, or other legitimate circumstances which make submission of practice data impractical within four years following training. Please refer to the Deadlines for Submission for additional details.

Application Deadlines
Residency Completion Year Application Deadline
2013 December 31, 2017
2014 December 31, 2018
2015 December 31, 2019
2016 December 31, 2020
2017 December 31, 2020