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AO Spine Global Diploma Exam

Take your exam from home. Simply choose 'Online at my home or office' when presented with exam options. Learn more about OnVUE.

Get certified from your home or office

Take your AO Spine exam conveniently from home through OnVUE online proctoring. A live proctor will monitor you through the webcam on your workstation to provide a secure exam experience.

Watch the short video on the AO Spine online proctoring page to see how convenient it is to test from home or work. Be sure to run the system test before you sign in to register for an online proctored exam. Good luck!

Exam Candidates 2021

For your Exam Part One in February 2022, please book your exam either via the AO Spine online proctoring page (to take the exam in your own home) or if you prefer please log in and choose a test center to sit your exam in.

The AO Spine Global Diploma Exam is a summative assessment of knowledge and decision-making with respect to treating patients with spinal conditions. It enables candidates to demonstrate that they have attained a level of knowledge expected of a specialist spine surgeon after 5 years of practical experience. The Diploma Exam has been designed by a group of worldwide leaders in spine surgery education. It is not intended to certify competence of technical skill or ability to preform surgical procedures. It is not a compulsary or regulatory certificate of competence or excellent.


Before using this site to schedule your test, you must first have registered with AO Spine and received email confirmation of your eligibility to sit the AO Spine Global Diploma Exam.

If you have not done this, you will not be able to schedule your test by this or any other means. For more details about the AO Spine Global Diploma Exam please visit the AO Spine Global Diploma website.

Booking your exam

Once advised by AO Spine that you are eligible for an exam you can only book your test via the Pearson Vue website or via the Pearson Vue call centre. You cannot book your exam appointment via AO Spine.

You will have received an email from Pearson Vue with your AO Spine Exam ID. You must quote this when registering online or contacting the call centre for assistance.

Last updated 2021-11-10