Traditional Certification Exams






If you completed training before June 30, 2016, you'll take the Part 1 & Part 2 Exams to become certified in anesthesiology.


Candidates who complete residency training on or after Jan. 1, 2012, must satisfy all requirements for certification within seven years of the last day of the year in which residency training was completed. Candidates who completed residency training prior to Jan. 1, 2012, had until Dec. 31, 2018, to complete requirements.


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Part 2 Exam

The Part 2 Exam is based on guided questions that include a patient’s brief clinical history and emphasize the scientific rationale underlying clinical management decisions. You will participate in two 35-minute sessions that assess your judgement, adaptability to unexpected clinical changes, organization and presentation of information. We offer the Part 2 Exam six weeks each year at our Assessment Center in Raleigh, N.C.


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You can register for the Part 2 Exam as soon as you pass the Part 1 Exam. Exam weeks are filled on a first-come, first-served basis. The registration fee is $2,400. Two months prior to the exam week, we’ll email you your specific exam date and time.




    2022 Exam Weeks


    Feb. 28-March 3

    March 14-17

    April 11-14

    May 16-19

    Sept. 12-15

    Oct. 17-20


    2023 Exam Weeks


    March 6-9

    March 27-30

    April 24-27

    May 22-25

    Sept. 11-14

    Oct. 2-5




    Exam fee ― First-time & Retakers ―$2,400







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