ABD Certification Testing

Coordinated through Measurement Research Associates, a division of Measurement Incorporated.

The American Board of Dermatology (ABD) is one of 24 medical specialty boards that make up the American Board of Medical Specialties. The ABD was incorporated in 1932 to elevate and maintain the standards of this specialty. The mission of the ABD is to serve the public interest by promoting excellence in the practice of dermatology through lifelong certification. To accomplish this mission, the ABD conducts an initial certification examination; time-limited certificate holders participate in recertification and/or maintenance of certification (MOC-D) programs. Subspecialty certifications in pediatric dermatology and dermatopathology are also offered.


  • Registration start date: December 16, 2013
  • Examination delivery window: March 27-April 12, 2014

ABD Pediatric Exam (ABD-PE):

  • Registration start date: July 28, 2014
  • Examination delivery window: October 24, 2014

Program Information

Computer-Based Testing Tutorial and Practice Exam

Obtain general information about computer-based testing and answers to frequently asked questions, as well as practice taking an exam using the computer-based test tutorial.


First-time test takers must create a Pearson VUE web account. Please note that account creation may require up to 24 hours. You will be notified by email when your account is activated. Appointments may be made up to one business day in advance.

  • Schedule Test Online
  • Schedule Test Over the Phone

After you schedule your test, Pearson VUE will send a confirmation letter listing your test date, your testing time, the address and phone number of the test center, and directions to the test center.

Last updated 2014-01-18