The American Board of Anesthesiology (ABA) will administer examinations for recertification in the subspecialties of critical care medicine and pain medicine from October 30 to November 13, 2010 (except Sundays). The examinations will be administered via  computer at more than 300 Prometric®, a part of the Thomson Corporation, Testing Centers located throughout the United States, Canada, and the U.S. Territories. The ABA will mail scheduling permits to candidates approximately three months prior to the exam.

Physicians previously certified in critical care medicine or pain medicine by the ABA may apply to recertify in the subspecialty. After February 1, 2010, applicants may use the ABA Web site ( to submit their application for a subspecialty recertification examination electronically. The standard application deadline is March 31, 2010. The ABA will consider late applications received by April 15, 2010. Applications received after the late deadline will not be considered. The ABA will make a decision about an applicant’s qualifications for subspecialty examination by May 15, 2010.