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Internal Medicine Maintenance of Certification Assessments

Internal Medicine MOC Exam Dates

You may register for the exam 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.

Traditional MOC Exam Dates

MOC Exam Date Options Registration Dates
Spring 2021: Apr. 5, 6, or 7, 2021 Dec. 1, 2020 through Feb. 28, 2021
Fall 2021: Oct. 18, 20, or 28, 2021 Dec. 1, 2020 through Aug. 15, 2021
Spring 2022: Apr. 11, 12, or 19, 2022 Dec. 1, 2021 through Feb. 28, 2022
Fall 2022: Oct. 3, 6, or 7, 2022 Dec. 1, 2021 through Aug. 15, 2022

Knowledge Check-In Dates

NOTE: The Knowledge Check-In will no longer be offered after 2021 as we transition to the longitudinal assessment. 2020 was the final administration for this specialty. The traditional, 10-year MOC exam will continue as an option beyond 2021.

Special Accommodation Traditional MOC Exam Dates*

MOC Exam Date Options Registration Dates
Spring 2021: Apr. 26-30, 2021 Dec. 1, 2020 through Feb. 28, 2021
Fall 2021: Oct. 25-29, 2021 Dec. 1, 2020 through Aug. 15, 2021
Spring 2022: Apr. 25-29, 2022 Dec. 1, 2021 through Feb. 28, 2022
Fall 2022: Oct. 24-28, 2022 Dec. 1, 2021 through Aug. 15, 2022
* 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.


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.