Pathway A

Pathway A candidates have a Masters degree from an ABGC/ACGC accredited program or will graduate from an ABGC/ACGC accredited program by June 1st of the exam year. Candidates who have completed all program requirements by the examination date are also be eligible. The training program must have been ABGC/ACGC accredited for the entire duration of the candidate’s training. 

Candidates who have completed their training in non-ABGC/ACGC accredited programs must apply through Pathway B, C, or D.

There are several categories of Pathway A applicants:

A-1: Candidates who graduated within the last 5 calendar years and are applying to write the examination for the first time.
Examples:
1) Candidates who complete their program requirements after June 1, 2016 may apply to write the exam before May 30, 2021.
2) Candidates who complete their program requirements after June 1, 2019 may apply to write the exam before May 30, 2024.
 
A-2: This pathway was retired in January 2020
 
A-3: This pathway was retired in January 2020
 
A-4: Candidates who were previously certified but have allowed their certification to lapse
 
A-5: Candidates who previously applied for certification but failed to achieve certification after 3 attempts within 5 calendar years.

All Pathway A candidates are required to submit the following documentation and pay all appropriate fees by the application deadline. Detailed description of the required documentation can be found on the CBGC website.

  1. Online Application Form
  2. Official Transcript (and Program Director statement for student applications)
  3. Letters of Recommendation (two)
  4. Case Logbook (not required for Pathway A1)
  5. Fees