Complete the information
required on the application form and return it with a check for two
hundred twenty-five ($225) U.S. dollars as an Application Fee. All fees
and costs related to conversion of foreign currency to U.S. dollars are
the responsibility of the applicant. The completed application and fee
must be mailed to the ABT Office postmarked no later than April 30 of
the year in which the applicant first wishes to take the examination.
There will be a $30.00 processing fee charged for returned checks. If a
candidate withdraws his/her application by June 1 in the year of
applying for eligibility, $200 of the application fee will be refunded.
The fee is non-refundable in any other circumstance. All forms, fees,
supporting documentation and other materials submitted to the American
Board of Toxicology become the property of the Board and will be
maintained in confidentiality solely for evaluation of the candidate's
eligibility to take the certification examination.
Applicants will be notified of
their eligibility by August 15th. All applicants are urged to initiate
their preparation for the examination well before the notification date.
The Examination usually is given in October. Exact dates are available
on the ABT website.
The period of eligibility to
take the examination is three (3) successive examination periods
(normally three years). Eligible candidates who fail to appear for an
examination will lose that year of eligibility. If the applicant does
not pass the entire examination within the period of eligibility,
reapplication with forms, fees and supporting documentation is necessary
before eligibility can be reestablished. Please see Time Requirements
for Certification details.
In order to take the
examination in any year of eligibility, the candidate must submit a
non-refundable two hundred ($200) U.S. dollar Examination Fee by August
31st of that year. All fees and costs related to conversion of foreign
currency to U.S. dollars are the responsibility of the applicant. If the
applicant does not appear for the examination, this fee is forfeited and
must be paid again to take the examination in subsequent years of
The Certification Examination
consists of three (3) parts consisting of 100 multiple choice questions
each. Each part is graded independently. To become certified, the
candidate must pass 1) all three parts of the examination during any one
of the three years of eligibility; 2) at least two parts during the
first or second year and the third part in a remaining year of current
eligibility. The remaining part must be passed on the next examination
attempt. If the candidate does not pass the remaining part in the next
examination attempt, all three parts must be repeated in the remaining
year of eligibility or in the next eligibility period for which the
candidate may apply. Credit for passed portions of the examination will
only be applied to the period of eligibility in which they were