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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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Internal Medicine Certification Exam

Internal Medicine Certification Exam Dates

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Some IM Certification Exam Appointments Canceled
With capacity reduced at all Pearson VUE test centers to maintain safety, some appointments (less than 20%) to take the Internal Medicine Certification Examination have been canceled and must be rescheduled. If this applies to you, you should have received this email, which clarifies what your next steps are.

More than 92% of affected candidates have already rescheduled. So, be sure to reschedule soon if you haven’t done so already.

Standard Exam Dates

Exam Date Options Registration Dates Late Registration Dates*
2020: Aug. 17, 18, 20, 26, 28 or 31, 2020
Dates added for 2020: Dec. 14 or 15, 2020
Dec. 1, 2019 through Apr. 15
May 15, 2020
LATE FEES WAIVED
Apr. 16, 2020 through Apr. 28, 2020
2021: Aug. 16, 17, 20, 23, 24, 30, 2021 Dec. 1, 2020 through Apr. 15, 2021 Apr. 16, 2021 through Apr. 28, 2021

* Requires a non-refundable fee.

Special Accommodation Exam Dates*

Exam Date Options Registration Dates Late Registration Dates**
2020: Aug. 24-28, 2020 Dec. 1, 2019 through Apr. 15
May 15, 2020
LATE FEES WAIVED
Apr. 16, 2020 through Apr. 28, 2020
2021: Aug. 23-27, 2021 Dec. 1, 2020 through Apr. 15, 2021 Apr. 16, 2021 through Apr. 28, 2021

* 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 Accommodation for Test Takers with Disabilities.

** Requires a non-refundable fee.


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.
  • Read more about Exam Fees and 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.
  • Exam results will be released within three months of the exam date.