About the ABDSM Diplomate Exam

Learn about 2021 eligibility requirements and tracks to eligibility here: Becoming a Diplomate

Confidentiality and Applicant Conduct

The examination and all related materials are ABDSM’s confidential, proprietary and copyrighted intellectual property. Any disclosure of the contents of the examination is strictly prohibited.
In order to sit for the exam, all applicants must review and agree to the terms of the ABDSM Exam Confidentiality and Conduct Policy:

ABDSM Exam Confidentiality and Conduct Policy

Examination Content

The ABDSM certification examination is comprised of 150 multiple choice questions. Applicants are allowed three hours to complete the exam. The exam tests applicants on airway anatomy and physiology, adult and pediatric sleep medicine, oral appliance therapy, alternative treatment modalities, and evaluation, treatment and follow-up care. 

Examination Administration

The examination is administered as a computer-based exam via a third-party testing vendor. Applicants will work directly with ABDSM staff to schedule their exam once their application is approved. 

Applicants with Disabilities

Applicants who request accommodations due to a disability must advise the ABDSM in writing. The ABDSM supports the intent of the Americans with Disabilities Act. The ABDSM’s procedures for applicants with disabilities are found in the ABDSM Guidelines.