Exam Policies

Exam Scoring

A candidate’s final score is determined by the number of questions answered correctly. There is no penalty for guessing. The minimum passing score reflects an absolute standard developed by the AOA Boards participating in this conjoint examination. After the exam is given, it will be psychometrically analyzed and evaluated to ensure the reliability of individual results.

Results will be released within 90 days of the date of the exam through the candidate’s online exam portal. Questions regarding exam results and any appeals of the examination must be submitted in writing within 30 days of the date results were released.

Rescoring of Examinations

Upon written request and payment of a fee of $200, candidates may obtain hand scoring of the examination.

Right to Appeal

A candidate who fails any examination may appeal by submitting the following materials to the Board:

Compliance With Federal Regulations

The Sleep Medicine conjoint complies with all applicable federal and state regulations, including:

  • Americans with Disabilities Act (ADA): The Sleep Medicine Conjoint complies with requirements prohibiting discrimination and ensuring equal opportunity for persons with disabilities in employment, state and local government services, public accommodations, commercial facilities, and transportation, as well as regulations for Title II and Title III (and all subsequent regulations) as printed in the federal register.
  • Health Insurance Portability and Accountability Act (HIPAA): In compliance with the HIPAA Act of 1996 and any subsequent modifications, the Sleep Medicine Conjoint ensures that individuals’ health information is properly protected, while allowing the flow of health information to provide and promote high quality health care. All medical records submitted for review by candidates for Sleep Medicine certification will be de-identified by the candidate prior to submission, such that the remaining information cannot be used to identify an individual patient.