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ABIM will be closed from 1:00 p.m. Wednesday, 11/23/2022 through Sunday, 11/27/2022. Expand/Collapse the ABIM alert.

Our offices will re-open on Mon., 11/28/22 at 8:30 a.m. ET. For your convenience, you may contact us by email at request@abim.org.

COVID-19 Updates Expand/Collapse the ABIM alert.

ABIM is actively monitoring news around COVID-19 and will post regular updates about any changes to scheduled assessments or other impacts to MOC related activities.
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.

Complete requirements by 12/31/2022 to avoid a change in certification status Expand/Collapse the ABIM alert.

After an extension due to the COVID-19 pandemic, MOC requirement deadlines are resuming this year. This means you may have one or more MOC requirements due by 12/31/2022. If you do, your personalized Physician Portal will display red and yellow indicators next to the requirement(s) that need your attention. Be sure to complete any outstanding requirements before the end of year to avoid a change in your certification status.

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 2022 ABIM assessments on December 1, 2021.

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