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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

Note that there are two steps you must complete to schedule your exam:

  • Enroll by deadlines listed below, if you have not already done so.
  • Schedule your exam with the test provider within the time frames listed below.

Standard Exam Dates

Exam Date Options Be enrolled in MOC by*... Schedule a seat between...
Spring 2016: Apr. 21, 2016 Feb. 15, 2016 Dec. 1, 2015 and Feb. 29, 2016
Fall 2016: Nov. 9, 2016 Aug. 1, 2016 May 1, 2016 and Aug. 15, 2016
Spring 2017: Apr. 19, 2017 Feb. 15, 2017 Dec. 1, 2016 and Feb. 28, 2017
Fall 2017: Oct. 16, 2017 Aug. 1, 2017 May 1, 2017 and Aug. 15, 2017
* In order to take this exam, you must have completed enrollment in the ABIM MOC program by this date.

Special Accommodation Exam Dates*

Exam Date Options Be enrolled in MOC by**... Schedule a seat between...
Spring 2016: May 9-13, 2016 Feb. 15, 2016 Dec. 1, 2015 and Feb. 29, 2016
Fall 2016: Nov. 14-18, 2016 Aug. 1, 2016 May 1, 2016 and Aug. 15, 2016
Spring 2017: May 15-19, 2017 Feb. 15, 2017 Dec. 1, 2016 and Feb. 28, 2017
Fall 2017: Nov. 13-17, 2017 Aug. 1, 2017 May 1, 2017 and Aug. 15, 2017
* 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.

** In order to take this exam, you must have completed enrollment in the ABIM MOC program by this date.

Important Notes:

  • Deadline for cancellation is 11:59 p.m. ET two (2) days prior to scheduled examination date. (Example: For exams scheduled Friday, May 9, 2014, the cancellation deadline would be 11:59 p.m. ET on Wednesday, May 7, 2014.)
  • 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.
  • 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.