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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: Sports Medicine Certification Exam

Sports Medicine Certification Exam Dates

The Sports Medicine Certification Program is jointly developed by the American Board of Family Medicine (ABFM), the American Board of Emergency Medicine (ABEM), the American Board of Internal Medicine (ABIM) and the American Board of Pediatrics (ABP). The examination is administered by ABFM to candidates from all four 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: July 13-16, 2016 Dec. 1, 2015 through Feb. 15, 2016 Feb. 16, 2016 through Mar. 1, 2016
* Requires a non-refundable fee

Important Notes:

  • Deadline for cancellation is 11:59 p.m. ET two (2) days prior to scheduled examination date. (Example: For exams scheduled Thursday, October 13, 2016, the cancellation deadline would be 11:59 p.m. ET on Tuesday, October 11, 2016.) See 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.
  • All dates are subject to change.
  • To change a scheduled exam date, see Change or Cancel an Exam.
  • Exam results will be released within three months of the exam date.