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Technical Support for those taking the Knowledge Check-In at home/in office Expand/Collapse the ABIM alert.

Technical assistance on the day of your Knowledge Check-In assessment is available by chatting with a Pearson VUE agent. We are here to help! You may also call 800-606-0259 to reach an ABIM Customer Relationship Advocate, in the event you are unable to connect to a Pearson VUE agent.

macOS Update Affects Physicians Taking Knowledge Check-In Remotely Expand/Collapse the ABIM alert.

If you are scheduled to take the Knowledge Check-In remotely and use an Apple device running the latest macOS (Catalina), ABIM was recently made aware of a technical issue that may affect your ability to take the Knowledge Check-In.

The macOS update does not include support for Adobe Air, meaning the software used to deliver the Knowledge Check-In online is not compatible with systems running on Catalina as of October 7, 2019.

If you are taking the Knowledge Check-In on a Mac and want to confirm your system is still compatible, please take the system check again. If you are unable to access a compatible system or would like to reschedule to a test center, please call our dedicated physician support line at 1-800-606-0259 as soon as possible.

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Infectious Disease Maintenance of Certification Assessments

Infectious Disease 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.

ABIM began offering a new two-year assessment option called a Knowledge Check-In for Internal Medicine and Nephrology in 2018. The Knowledge Check-In will become available to other specialties in 2019 and 2020 as an alternative to the traditional 10-year MOC exam.

Traditional MOC Exam Dates

MOC Exam Date Options Registration Dates
Spring 2019: May 15, 2019 Dec. 1, 2018 through Feb. 28, 2019
Fall 2019: Oct. 24, 2019 Dec. 1, 2018 through Aug. 15, 2019
Spring 2020: Apr. 22, 2020 Dec. 1, 2019 through Feb. 28, 2020
Fall 2020: Nov. 5, 2020 Dec. 1, 2019 through Aug. 15, 2020

Knowledge Check-In Dates

Knowledge Check-In Date Options* Registration Dates
Spring 2019: May 4 or 9, 2019 Dec. 1, 2018 through Mar. 15, 2019
Fall 2019: Nov. 12 or 15, 2019 Dec. 1, 2018 through Sept. 15, 2019
* In order to take this assessment online (outside of a test center at a location of your choosing) you must perform and pass a system specification check on the computer you plan to use to take the exam.

Special Accommodation Traditional MOC Exam Dates*

MOC Exam Date Options Registration Dates
Spring 2019: May 13-17, 2019 Dec. 1, 2018 through Feb. 28, 2019
Fall 2019: Nov. 18-22, 2019 Dec. 1, 2018 through Aug. 15, 2019
Spring 2020: Apr. 20-24, 2020 Dec. 1, 2019 through Feb. 28, 2020
Fall 2020: Nov. 16-20, 2020 Dec. 1, 2019 through Aug. 15, 2020
* 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.

Special Accommodation Knowledge Check-In Dates*

Knowledge Check-In Date Options** Registration Dates
Spring 2019: May 7-10, 2019 Dec. 1, 2018 through Mar. 15, 2019
Fall 2019: Nov. 12-15, 2019 Dec. 1, 2018 through Sept. 15, 2019
* These 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.
** In order to take this assessment online (outside of a test center at a location of your choosing) you must perform and pass a system specification check on the computer you plan to use to take the exam.








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.