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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.
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The traditional MOC exam is ABIM's enhanced 10-year exam. If you're interested in taking this exam, here's some quick 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 2019 ABIM assessments on December 1, 2018. Registration opens for all 2020 ABIM assessments on December 1, 2019.

Tips for all physicians taking the traditional 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.

Compare Traditional MOC Exam to the new Knowledge Check-In