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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 Maintenance of Certification Exam

Sports Medicine MOC Exam Dates

The Sports Medicine Maintenance of Certification Exam is developed jointly with the American Board of Emergency Medicine (ABEM), the American Board of Family Medicine (ABFM) and the American Board of Pediatrics (ABP). The exam 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.

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.

Exam Dates

Exam Date Options Be enrolled in MOC by*... Registration Dates
Summer 2016: July 13-16, 2016 Feb. 16, 2016 Dec. 1, 2015 through Feb.. 29, 2016
Fall 2016: Nov. 14-19, 2016 Aug. 1, 2016 May 1, 2016 through Aug. 15, 2016**

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

** Fall seat scheduling begins July 23.

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 13, 2016, the cancellation deadline would be 11:59 p.m. ET on Wednesday, May 11, 2016.)
  • 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.