Individuals who have passed all 4 CORE Exam modules and completed residency training are eligible to take the APPLIED Exam. The APPLIED Exam assesses the ability to apply knowledge in clinical scenarios relevant to the practice of general dermatology. The 8-hour APPLIED Exam consists of 200 multiple-choice questions and is offered at Pearson VUE Test Centers.


For additional information about the APPLIED Exam, please refer to the Certification Pathway Information Center and the APPLIED Exam section of the Resident & Fellow FAQs.

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American Board of Dermatology
2 Wells Avenue
Newton, Massachusetts 02459
Office Hours: Mon-Fri,
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(617) 910-6400 (Phone/Fax)

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To serve the public and profession by setting high standards for dermatologists to earn and maintain Board certification.