Board Certification Exam Scheduling

ABQAURP's certification exams (HCQM and Advanced Physician Advisor) may be taken at internationally-located Meazure Learning Test Centers or you can conveniently test from anywhere at any time, using Remote Proctoring. Once you have met all exam eligibility requirements, you will receive an email from ABQAURP with your approval and instructions to schedule your exam.

It is the candidate's responsibility to schedule an appointment. Appointments are scheduled first-come, first-served and should be made as soon as possible to ensure your preferred appointment date, time, and location. Do not wait until you are ready to test to schedule your appointment!

1. First, you must decide to test at a Meazure Learning Test Center or online via MonitorEDU Remote Proctoring. Keep in mind, ALL candidates MUST:
  • Test within a 4-hour time period, which includes an optional break.
  • Appear 30 minutes prior to scheduled exam time.
  • Have a valid, unexpired, government-issued photo ID.
  • Relinquish all personal items prior to testing, including cell phones.
  • Review all exam day requirements below under Prepare for Exam Day, at least 48 hours before your test day.

A. Test Center Candidates:

B. Remote Proctoring Candidates:
Candidates may test remotely at any location, but must meet very specific and rigorous security requirements, including:

  • Complete a computer system check BEFORE test day in the same location and using the same computer you will test on, to make sure system requirements can be met.
  • Show your work station by providing a 360-degree environmental view including work surface and surrounding area.
  • Not leave testing area throughout the appointment, if taking optional break, you MUST notify the proctor before leaving and repeat security checks on return.
  • No 3rd party may be present in the room for the duration of the test.
  • Candidates should carefully review the Remote Proctoring User Guide by CLICKING HERE.
  • View a short YouTube video on "Setting up your room for a proctored test" by CLICKING HERE.
2. Ready to schedule? Here's what you need:
  • A valid email address and phone number.
  • Your decision on how you will test: Test Center or Remote Proctoring.
  • Your approval email from ABQAURP with the link to schedule and your eligibility number.
  • Consent to personal data and privacy information (on the scheduling link).
  • Your eligibility number and first four characters of your last name.
Follow instructions to proceed through online scheduling.

Once you have successfully scheduled, you will receive an appointment confirmation email. Please review this email for anything you may need to do to prepare for your exam day. Keep this email - you will not be sent any further confirmation!

3. Prepare for Exam Day:
The candidate is allowed up to four hours to complete the exam. For compliance with exam protocol, ALL candidates will:
  • Arrive at least 30 minutes prior to the scheduled testing appointment. If you arrive after your scheduled appointment time, you may not be permitted to take the exam.
  • Provide one form of a valid, unexpired, government-issued identification that includes a signature and recent photograph (such as a driver’s license or passport). The name on the photo ID must exactly match the name on the candidate’s exam application.
  • Not bring any food/beverages, paper, calculators, cameras, jewelry, watches of any type, cell phones, or any other electronic devices into the testing area.
  • Not copy down any questions to take from the examination room.
  • Adhere to the time limit restrictions: an optional 10-minute break is included in the four-hour exam appointment.
Additionally, for Test Center appointments:
  • You will be required to sign a test center log and store your personal belongings in an assigned locker.
Remotely Proctored candidates will need to meet additional requirements, such as:
  • Meet software, hardware, and operating system requirements.
  • Make sure your computer has installed all updates BEFORE your exam day.
  • Complete a system check prior to test appointment. Allow enough time to interact with your company IT Department, if it becomes necessary.
  • Review this short YouTube video on "Setting up your room for a proctored test" by CLICKING HERE.
  • Show your work station by providing a 360-degree environmental view including work surface and surrounding area.
  • Not leave testing area throughout the appointment without repeating security checks and notifying proctor.
  • No 3rd party may be present in the room for the duration of the test.
  • Cannot have unauthorized personal items in the testing area.

Special Accommodations:
In accordance with the Americans with Disabilities Act (ADA) and other applicable laws, ABQAURP will make reasonable efforts to accommodate eligible candidate requests that do not present an undue burden to ABQAURP and do not fundamentally alter the measurement of the knowledge the exam is intended to test. To request special accommodations, you must inform ABQAURP of your needs in writing, a minimum of 30 days prior to your desired test date, with customary documentation establishing the existence of a disability and the need for testing accommodations at the time of your application. Fees vary based on the type of accommodation requested.

Cancellation, Rescheduling, No Show, or Late Arrival for Scheduled Test:
If a candidate cannot sit for their scheduled exam appointment, they may reschedule for a future date within the same year’s testing window, dependent on availability. To reschedule or cancel an appointment (including remote proctoring), the candidate must return to the scheduling link, no later than five (5) business days prior to the scheduled appointment. Candidates must reschedule online, the scheduling system is available 24/7. Changes 5 business days or more prior to your test appointment will be made at no charge.

If the candidate is a no-show, cancels less than five (5) business days prior to the appointment, arrives too late for test administration, or fails to bring required identification, the candidate may reschedule the appointment within the current year’s testing window by paying a new exam registration fee. If the candidate does not reschedule the exam appointment within the current year’s testing window, the exam registration fee is forfeited.