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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 2018: Apr. 19, 2018 Jan. 8, 2018 through Feb. 28, 2018
Fall 2018: Nov. 15, 2018 Jan. 8, 2018 through Aug. 15, 2018
Spring 2019: May 15, 2019 Dec. 1, 2018 through Feb. 28, 2019
Fall 2019: Oct. 24, 2019 Dec. 1, 2018 through Aug. 15, 2019

Knowledge Check-In Dates

Knowledge Check-In Date Options* Registration Dates
Spring 2019: May 7 or 11, 2019 Dec. 1, 2018 through Mar. 15, 2019
Fall 2019: Nov. 12 or 17, 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 2018: May 7-11, 2018 Jan. 8, 2018 through Feb. 28, 2018
Fall 2018: Nov. 12-16, 2018 Jan. 8, 2018 through Aug. 15, 2018
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
* 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 7-12, 2019 Dec. 1, 2018 through Mar. 15, 2019
Fall 2019: Nov. 12-18, 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 Thursday, May 17, 2018, the cancellation deadline would be 11:59 p.m. ET on Tuesday, May 15, 2018.)
  • 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.