Cancellation & Withdrawal
You may cancel your application for any reason and receive a full refund of the Exam Fee if notification is postmarked no later than July 15 in the year of the exam (noting the exception in the paragraph following). The request must be sent in writing to the ABVLM headquarters office. Your written notification should require signature confirmation of receipt. Email, telephone, or fax notification may also be utilized, but they do not guarantee that your request has been seen and processed.
However, if you have already made reservations at a Pearson VUE Test Center to sit for the exam, you must also cancel that reservation directly with Pearson VUE. Canceling your application with ABVLM but failing to cancel a Pearson VUE reservation will result in a $250 "no show" administrative fee which will be deducted from your exam fee refund.
Cancellations postmarked after July 15 of the year of the exam, including failure to appear for the exam, will result in a $500 fee, and the balance of the Exam Fee will be refunded. Applicants may petition the Board for a cancellation fee waiver if there are special circumstances.
Please retain all documentation of your cancellation, including signature receipts, for future reference.