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 2021 ABIM assessments on December 1, 2020.
Please see an important update about MOC requirement deadline extensions in light of the COVID-19 pandemic.
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
NOTE: The Knowledge Check-In will no longer be offered after 2021 as we transition to the longitudinal assessment. The traditional, 10-year MOC exam will continue as an option beyond 2021.