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Due to high volume, ABIM call center wait times may be longer than usual. You may also contact us via email at request@abim.org. We apologize for any inconvenience this may cause.

If you're interested in taking the traditional, 10-year MOC exam, here's some information to help guide your decision.

Required Frequency: Every 10 years
Location: Test center only
Available: In all specialties
Assessment Experience (security): In-person proctoring
Access to UpToDate®: Yes
Results: Takes 6-8 weeks to get results
Scheduling: Available 1-2 times a year
Breadth of Discipline: Yes, exam covers the breadth of the discipline
Points: You earn 20 medical knowledge points for every attempt
Length: Approximately 10 hours

Eligibility and Registration

Registration opened for all 2024 ABIM assessments on December 1, 2023.

Please see an important update about MOC requirement deadline extensions in light of the COVID-19 pandemic.

Tips for all physicians taking the traditional, 10-year MOC exam

  • Take the exam tutorial to practice using UpToDate® and become comfortable with the interface.
  • Review the exam blueprint to gain a better understanding of the content that will be covered. All exams are currently breadth of discipline.
  • Sign in to your Physician Portal and review your appointment time.
  • Familiarize yourself with the exam day schedule.

NOTE: The 2-year Knowledge Check-In is no longer offered. The traditional, 10-year MOC exam will continue as an option. Learn more about your assessment options