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Initial Certification indicates that physicians have met rigorous standards through intensive study, accredited training and evaluation and that they have the clinical judgment, skills and attitudes essential for the delivery of excellent patient care.

MOC is a professionally determined standard that attests that an internist is staying current in knowledge and practice throughout his/her career.

For more than 75 years, Certification by ABIM has stood for the highest standard in internal medicine and its 20 subspecialties.

Section: Adolescent Medicine Certification Exam

Adolescent Medicine Certification Exam Dates

The Adolescent Medicine Certification Exam is developed jointly with the American Board of Family Medicine (ABFM) and the American Board of Pediatrics (ABP). The examination is administered by ABP to candidates from all three Boards at the same time in the same testing centers. The standard for passing the exam will be identical for all Boards.

Exam Dates

Exam Date Options Registration Dates Late Registration Dates
2016: Apr. 14, 2016 Aug. 1, 2015 through Oct. 15, 2015 Oct. 16, 2015 through Jan. 15, 2016*
2018: TBD Aug. 3, 2017 through Oct. 15, 2017 Oct. 16, 2017 through Nov. 1, 2017*
* Requires a non-refundable fee

Important Notes:

  • All deadlines are as of 11:59 p.m. ET (Eastern Time) on the dates listed above.
  • All dates are subject to change.
  • Read more about how to Change or Cancel an Exam.
  • Read more about Exam Fees and Refund Policy.
  • It is the candidate's responsibility to be aware of and comply with registration deadlines. In fairness to all candidates, ABIM adheres firmly to its published deadlines for registration and late registration for its exams. Candidates are encouraged to apply early in the registration period.
  • Exam results will be released within three months of the exam date.