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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: Nephrology Maintenance of Certification Exam

Nephrology MOC Exam Dates

You may schedule an appointment within the time frames listed below. After registering you will be prompted to select a specific appointment time to begin on exam day.

For assessment dates that are offered to candidates who have a documented disability that requires a special testing schedule, please see the Special Accommodation dates below.

Traditional MOC Exam Dates

MOC Exam Date Options Registration Dates
Fall 2017: Oct. 16, 2017 May 1, 2017 through Aug. 15, 2017
Spring 2018: May 7, 2018 Jan. 8, 2018 through Feb. 28, 2018
Fall 2018: Oct. 3, 2018 Jan. 8, 2018 through Aug. 15, 2018

Knowledge Check-In Dates

Knowledge Check-In Date Options* Registration Dates
Summer 2018: June 7 or June 9, 2018 Jan. 8, 2018 through Apr. 15, 2018
Fall 2018: Nov. 1 or Nov. 6, 2018 Jan. 8, 2018 through Sept. 15, 2018
* In order to take this assessment online (outside of a test center at a location of your choosing) you must perform and pass a system specification check on the computer you plan to use to take the exam.

Special Accommodation MOC Exam Dates*

MOC Exam Date Options Registration Dates
Fall 2017: Nov. 13-17, 2017 May 1, 2017 through Aug. 15, 2017
Spring 2018: May 7-11, 2018 Jan. 8, 2018 through Feb. 28, 2018
Fall 2018: Nov. 12-16, 2018 Jan. 8, 2018 through Aug. 15, 2018
* These exam dates are only offered to candidates who have a documented disability requiring a special testing schedule, as provided under the Americans with Disabilities Act. Please see the ABIM policy on Testing Accommodations for Exam Takers with Disabilities.

Special Accommodation Knowledge Check-In Dates*

Knowledge Check-In Date Options Registration Dates
Summer 2018: June 7 - June 14, 2018 Jan. 8, 2018 through Apr. 15,  2018
Fall 2018: Nov. 1 - Nov. 8, 2018 Jan. 8, 2018 through Sept. 15, 2018
* These exam dates are only offered to candidates who have a documented disability requiring a special testing schedule, as provided under the Americans with Disabilities Act. Please see the ABIM policy on Testing Accommodations for Exam Takers with Disabilities.

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.
  • Cancellation deadline is two (2) days prior to scheduled examination date. (Example: For exams scheduled Thursday, May 18, 2017, the cancellation deadline would be 11:59 p.m. ET on Tuesday, May 16, 2017.)
  • It is the sole responsibility of the candidate to be aware of and comply with seat scheduling deadlines. In fairness to all candidates, ABIM adheres firmly to its published seat scheduling deadlines for its examinations. Candidates are encouraged to apply early in the seat scheduling period.
  • Exam results will be released within three months of the exam date.