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2018 Certification Application Process is now Open
The ABTS is now accepting applications for the 2018 Certification Process.  To learn more about the application process, Click Here .

Oral Exam Results
The results of the Part II (Oral) Examination that was given on June 8-9, 2018, were mailed to candidates on June 20.  Candidates should receive their results in a few days.  As a reminder, the Board does not release results over the phone.  

ABTS Web Portal
The Board's new web portal is now available.  ABTS Diplomates can now access the portal by clicking on the "Sign in" button at the top of this page.  First-time users will need to enter their User Name (email address on file with the ABTS) and click on the "Forgot Password" link to receive an email to create a new password.  There is a possibility that you may not receive an email due to your institution's firewall settings. If you do not receive an email from our database provider, please contact the Board office to help you set-up your account.  Your previous username and password will NOT work with the new database.  

ABTS Annual Dues
The deadline for the 2018 Annual Dues has been extended to June 29.  The 2018 Annual Dues Invoices are now available through the Diplomates' portal page under the Financial Tab.  Payments are accepted ONLY through the Diplomates' portal via credit card (American Express, MasterCard, and Visa) or via check sent to the Board's lock box at PO BOX 74008684, Chicago, IL 60674-8684. Payments are not accepted over the phone.  A duplicate copy of the invoice has been mailed.

The Board is pleased to announce the release of SESATS 12.  Similar to previous versions, SESATS 12 contains 400 questions, critiques, and references covering the thoracic surgery specialty, including General Thoracic, Adult Cardiac, Congenital Cardiac and Critical Care.  SESATS 12 is web-based and is compatible on multiple platforms. To purchase SESATS 12, Click Here.
2018 Upcoming Deadlines

  • Annual Dues   June 29, 2018    New Deadline
    10-year MOC Application Late Period   June 16 - 29, 2018
    5-year MOC Application Period   July 16 - September 17, 2018
    5-year MOC Application Late Period   September 18 - October 1, 2018
    Congenital Certification Application Due   August 15, 2018
    MOC Exam   September 4 - October 31, 2018
    Primary Certification Application Due   September 17, 2018
    Congenital Part I (Written) Exam   November 19, 2018
    Part I (Written) Exam   December 3, 2018
    5-year SESATS Due   January 18, 2019