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Psychoanalytic certification examination results

Below are statistics from recent examinations.  

For September 2022 through August 2023,  the ABPsa administered two certification examinations.

February 2023

The Winter 2023 will be held remote on January 28 & 29th.

Summer 2023

The Summer 2023 will be held remote on June 10 & 11th.

For September 2021 through August 2022,  the ABPsa administered two certification examinations.

February 2022

The February 2022 examination was held virtually with 4 applicants in Adult Psychoanalysis of which 3 passed for a 75% pass rate and 1 applicant for Child & Adolescent Psychoanalysis with 1 passed for a 100% pass rate.

Summer 2022

The Summer 2023 examination was held virtually with 4 applicants in Adult Psychoanalysis of which 4 passed for a 100% pass rate.  There were no applicants for Child & Adolescent Psychoanalysis.

For September 2020 through August 2021,  the ABPsa administered two certification examinations.

February 2021

The February 2021 examination was held virtually with 4 applicants in Adult Psychoanalysis of which 2 passed for a 50% pass rate.  There were no applicants
for Child & Adolescent Psychoanalysis.


Summer 2021

The June 2021 examination has held virtually with 3 applicants for Adult Psychoanalysis of which 3 passed for a 100% pass rate, and 1 applicant for Child & Adolescent  Psychoanalysis with 1 passed for a 100% pass rate.


For September 2019 through August 2020,  the ABPsa administered two certification examinations.

February 2020

The February 2020 examination was held in New York City with 7 applicants in Adult Psychoanalysis of which 5 passed for a 71% pass rate, and 2 applicants for Child & Adolescent Psychoanalysis with 2 passed for a 100% pass rate.


June 2020:

The June 2020 examination was held virtually with 3 applicants for Adult Psychoanalysis of which 2 passed for a 67% pass rate, and 1 applicant for Child & Adolescent  Psychoanalysis with 1 passed for a 100% pass rate.

For September 2018 through August 2019,  the ABPsa administered two certification examinations.

February 2019

The February 2019 examination was held in New York City with 7 applicants in Adult Psychoanalysis of which 6 passed for a 85% pass rate, and 1 applicant for Child & Adolescent Psychoanalysis with 1 passed for a 100% pass rate.

June 2019:

The June 2019 examination was held in San Diego, CA with 8 applicants in Adult Psychoanalysis of which 6 passed for a 75% pass rate.


For September 2017 through August 2018,  the ABPsa administered two certification examinations. 

February 2018

The February 2018 examination was held in New York City with 9 applicants in Adult Psychoanalysis of which 5 passed for a 55% pass rate, and 1 applicant for Child & Adolescent Psychoanalysis with 1 passed for a 100% pass rate.

June 2018:

The June examination held in Chicago, IL had 7 applicants in Adult Psychoanalysis of which 5 passed for a 71% pass rate, there were no Child & Adolescent applicants.

For September 2016 through August 2017,  the ABPsa administered two certification examinations. 

January 2017:

The January 2017 examination was held in New York City with 13 applicants in Adult Psychoanalysis of which 9 passed for a 69% pass rate, and 3 applicants for Child & Adolescent Psychoanalysis with 3 passed for a 100% pass rate.  

June 2017:

The June 2017 examination was held in Austin, TX  with 8 applicants in Adult Psychoanalysis of which 6 passed for a 78% pass rate, and 1 applicant for Child & Adolescent Psychoanalysis who passed for a 100% pass rate.

For September 2015 through August 2016,  the ABPsa administered two certification examinations.

January 2016:

The January 2016 examination was held in New York City with 13 applicants in Adult Psychoanalysis of which 10 passed for a 77% pass rate.  There were no applicants for the Child & Adolescent Psychoanalysis examination.

June 2016:

For the June examination held in Chicago there were 14 applicants in Adult Psychoanalysis of which 11 passed for a 79% pass rate, and 3 applicants for Child & Adolescent Psychoanalysis of which 2 passed for a 67% pass rate.

The above numbers do not count Pre-Graduate Part 1 Applicants since passing the Part 1 section does not grant certification.   Part 2 applicants are included in the above numbers.

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