The board certification examination consists of 125 multiple choice items and 9 clinical scenarios. The clinical scenarios need to be worked through by the candidate. Candidates are provided initial patient information and other relevant clinical material from which to work through the case. Each segment of the case is assigned scoring criteria. As the clinical content varies from case to case the particular scoring criteria, likewise, varies accordingly. The test includes 25 multiple choice items and 1 clinical scenario that are unscored and included for field testing purposes.
The examination subject area content is delineated further in the Subject Outline of the General Examination Information link on the website.