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Clinical Neuropsychology Specialty Written Examination by the American Board of Clinical Neuropsychology (ABCN)

Coordinated through Strasz Assessment Systems

The ABCN is responsible for administration of the examination for competence in the specialty of Clinical Neuropsychology. Incorporated in 1981, ABCN is a member board of the American Board of Professional Psychology (ABPP). To learn more regarding the board certification process and examination procedures, please visit our website.

Non-Disclosure Agreement

You will be required to affirm that you have read and accept the terms of the ABCN Non-Disclosure Agreement on screen prior to beginning your exam. The agreement reads: "I will not disclose or provide to anyone orally, electronically, or in any format, information about the content of this examination. I understand that all documents and examination questions are, and shall remain, property of the American Board of Clinical Neuropsychology." If you do not accept these terms, then you will not be allowed to take the exam.

Application & Scheduling Information 

Application Information

The ABCN written examination is the second stage in the board certification process. To be eligible to sit for the written exam, candidates must first have their training and education credentials approved by ABPP. Approved candidates will be notified by ABPP Central Office and given instructions on how to submit the ABPP examination fee. For questions about this process, please view the ABCN website or contact the ABCN office at nunce@med.umich.edu.

Once a candidate has paid their ABPP exam fee, they must register with the exam vendor and pay a seat fee before they can schedule an exam date, time, and location. The current seat fee is $200 and does not include an additional $10 convenience fee charged by the vendor for credit card authorization.

To register and pay the written examination seat fee, visit https://reg-abcn.epic-exam.com/register.

Scheduling

ABCN will notify the candidate after the registration has been processed. Processing may take up to 5 business days, after which the candidate will be sent an authorization e-mail to schedule the exam. The authorization email will include a candidate ID number which must be used during the scheduling process. Exams cannot be scheduled less than 72 hours in advance. Additionally, if candidates wish to cancel or reschedule an exam, they must contact Pearson VUE no less than 72 hours in advance of the scheduled date/time to avoid forfeiture of their seat fee.

You may obtain general information about computer-based testing, answers to FAQ, as well as practice taking a general exam using the computer by clicking here.

Exam Length

Candidates will have 2.5 hours to complete the 125-item ABCN Written Examination.

Exam Accommodations

ABCN examinations are administered in accordance with the Americans with Disabilities Act (ADA) of 1990. Reasonable accommodation will be made to meet the needs of applicants with disabilities or who would otherwise have difficulty adhering to examination policies and procedures. Applicants who request accommodation because of their disability must apply to the Board in writing, including all documentation and other evidence substantiating the disability, no later than 60 days prior to the opening date of the exam window. Requests for accommodations may be made as soon as you are notified of your eligibility to sit for the exam. You do not need to wait until you register with the vendor or schedule your exam to request accommodations.

For more information, please review the ABCN Candidate’s Manual. The application for testing accommodations is available on the ABPP website. If you have questions, please contact the ABCN Executive office.

Exam Results

Exam results will be communicated to candidates by ABCN, typically within 4 weeks of the close of the testing window.

Contact

American Board of Clinical Neuropsychology
Department of Psychiatry
Michigan Medicine
1500 East Medical Center Drive, SPC 5295
Ann Arbor, Michigan 48109-5295
Email: nunce@med.umich.edu

The ABCN office is open Monday-Friday from 8am-5pm (Eastern), excluding holidays. If you require assistance from ABCN outside of normal business hours, we will respond as soon as possible on or after the next business day.

Last updated 2023-08-02