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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.

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Hospice & Palliative Medicine Maintenance of Certification Assessments

Traditional MOC Exam Dates

You may schedule an appointment within the time frames listed below. After registering you will be prompted to select a specific appointment time to begin on exam day.

For assessment dates that are offered to candidates who have a documented disability that requires a special testing schedule, please see the Special Accommodation dates below.

MOC Exam Date Options Registration Dates
Fall 2022: Nov. 1, 2022 Dec. 1, 2021 through Aug. 15, 2022
Fall 2023: Nov. 9, 2023 Dec. 1, 2022 through Aug. 15, 2023

Longitudinal Knowledge Assessment (LKA™) Quarterly Question Schedule (with deadlines)

Quarter Opens Closes 
1 1/4/22  3/31/22 at 11:59 p.m. ET
2 4/1/22 6/30/22 at 11:59 p.m. ET
3 7/1/22 9/30/22 at 11:59 p.m. ET
4 10/1/22 12/31/22 at 11:59 p.m. ET

NOTE: If you are planning to participate in the LKA, it is a good idea to start early so you don’t miss any questions. Questions expire at the end of each quarter and you can’t go back to answer them later. Any unopened questions will count against the 100 you can choose not to open over 5 years.

Special Accommodation Traditional MOC Exam Dates*

MOC Exam Date Options Registration Dates
Fall 2022: Nov. 21-23,28,29, 2022 Dec. 1, 2021 through Aug. 15, 2022
Fall 2023: Nov. 13-17, 2023 Dec. 1, 2022 through Aug. 15, 2023
* These exam dates are only offered to candidates who have a documented disability requiring a special testing schedule, as provided under the Americans with Disabilities Act. Please see the ABIM policy on Testing Accommodations for Exam Takers with Disabilities.

Important Notes

  • All deadlines are as of 11:59 p.m. ET (Eastern time) on the dates listed above.
  • All dates are subject to change.
  • Read more about how to Change or Cancel an Exam
  • Cancellation deadline is two (2) days prior to scheduled examination date. (Example: For exams scheduled May 17, the cancellation deadline would be 11:59 p.m. ET on May 15.)
  • It is the sole responsibility of the candidate to be aware of and comply with seat scheduling deadlines. In fairness to all candidates, ABIM adheres firmly to its published seat scheduling deadlines for its examinations. Candidates are encouraged to apply early in the seat scheduling period.
  • Exam results Detailed score reports will be released within one to three months of the exam date.