The Certifying (Part 2)
Examination takes place annually each February in Dallas, Texas. Each candidate will appear before one
examiner on Friday and a different examiner on Saturday. The candidate will be tested on three different
protocols during each session.
The Trustees of the American Board of Urology, who are selected for their expertise in clinical urology, develop
protocols and questions for this examination. After an individual Trustee develops an oral protocol, it is presented to
a subgroup of other Trustees for comments and critique. The protocol is then rewritten as many times as necessary so
that it is clear, representative of the problem at hand, and relevant to the field of clinical urology. When all in the
group agree that it is an acceptable protocol, it is reviewed by the entire Board of Trustees who then selects the best
protocols for use on the oral examination.
Oral examiners include current and former Trustees of the American Board of Urology and carefully-selected,
well-qualified guest examiners. The guest examiners are selected from across the country for their knowledge, their
ability to be fair and consistent, and their reputation for clinical urology. Prior to the Qualifying (Part 2)
Examination, the protocols are presented to the entire group of examiners so that all examiners understand the details
of each protocol.
An article has been published regarding a candidate's experience taking the Certifying (Part 2) Exam. Please click here to read the article