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Technical assistance on the day of your Knowledge Check-In assessment is available by chatting with a Pearson VUE agent. We are here to help! You may also call 800-606-0259 to reach an ABIM Customer Relationship Advocate, in the event you are unable to connect to a Pearson VUE agent.

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At ABIM we are actively monitoring the ongoing spread of coronavirus (COVID-19) and will post regular updates about any changes to scheduled assessments.
Scheduled for an assessment this year? ABIM is working with Pearson VUE to ensure your safety throughout your exam day. Learn more about what to expect at test centers.
Please follow the United States Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) for the most up-to-date information on the virus.

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Revenue and Expenses



  • Exam Administration

    28% of total expenses

    Exam Delivery — includes seat costs for candidates and diplomates. Includes psychometric analysis and exam scoring.

  • Self-Assessment

    3% of total expenses

    Knowledge and practice assessment product development and approvals.

  • Administration

    14% of total expenses

    Finance, human resources, legal and building-related.

  • Governance

    6% of total expenses

    Board meeting costs and President's Office.

  • Physician Support & Outreach

    15% of total expenses

    Call center, physician communications, Academic Affairs and Web.

  • Research

    12% of total expenses

    Research innovations in assessment and the value of Certification and MOC.

  • Program Oversight

    5% of total expenses

    Establishment of the requirements for Certification and MOC. Including working with our subspecialty boards and medical societies.

  • Exam Development

    17% of total expenses

    Question writing for Certification and MOC exams in 20 specialties.

The creation of relevant and rigorous Certification and Maintenance of Certification (MOC) programs requires the time and commitment of leaders in internal medicine and its subspecialties, as well as a supporting team of professionals, all of whom are focused on ABIM's mission.

The infographics above detail how ABIM manages the resources that are collected through Certification and MOC fees—ABIM receives no industry funding. Download the pdf.

Note: ABIM operates on a July-to-June fiscal year. Our most recent publicly available 990 form (pdf) is for fiscal year 2019 ended 6/30/19 and reflects compensation paid for the preceding calendar year (January 2018 to December 2018) and financial activity for the fiscal year 2019 (July 2018 to June 2019). ABIM utilizes the accrual-based accounting methodology required by generally accepted accounting principles (GAAP) to report its financial activity on our 990 forms.

The readers' guide About ABIM's Form 990 (pdf) provides information about various topics covered in the ABIM's 990.

Our most recent audited financials for ABIM and Affiliated Foundation (pdf) comprise the consolidated statements of financial position, activities and cash flow as of June 30, 2019 and 2018. The readers’ guide About ABIM and ABIM Foundation’s Consolidated Financial Statement (pdf) provides information about the statement.