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ABIM's call center wait times may be longer than usual Expand/Collapse the ABIM alert.

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.

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.

Breadcrumb trail:

Change or Cancel an Assessment

Change Your Test Center Location for the Traditional MOC Exam

To change your test center location, sign into your Physician Portal, go to My Exams and select the “Change Appointment” option, except for:

Cancel Your Exam Registration

The My Exams page in your Physician Portal lists the exams for which you have registered.

To cancel your exam registration for an the traditional, 10-year MOC exam:

  1. Sign into your Physician Portal,
  2. Choose "Options" next to your scheduled exam
  3. Click “Cancel”

Note that if you cancel a Knowledge Check-in and do not reschedule it for a date in the same calendar year, you will need to wait two years to take it, since each specialty offers the Knowledge Check-In every other year.

  • You must cancel your registration for admission to a scheduled exam through your Physician Portal. ABIM will not accept cancellations by phone.
  • Important: Cancellations cannot be processed by Pearson VUE.
  • When cancellation is received by 11:59 p.m. ET two (2) days prior to the scheduled examination date, the exam fee will be credited to a future exam.
  • The exam fee is forfeited if cancellation is received after 11:59 p.m. ET two (2) days prior to the scheduled examination date, or if an admitted candidate fails to appear for the exam.
  • Active military personnel may be eligible for an exam credit. E-mail request@abim.org for more information.
  • Pearson VUE will send you a cancellation confirmation email.
  • There are no “extenuating circumstances” that will result in an exception to these policies.

Responsibility for Deadline Compliance

It is the sole responsibility of the candidate 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 examinations. Candidates are encouraged to apply early in the registration period. The MOC Assessment Information section provides an overview of the assessments in each specialty, how to schedule and how to prepare.