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At ABIM we are actively monitoring the ongoing spread of coronavirus (COVID-19) and will post regular updates about any changes to scheduled assessments.
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.
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Internal Medicine Maintenance of Certification Assessments

Internal Medicine MOC Exam Dates

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Some IM Certification Exam Appointments Canceled
With capacity reduced at all Pearson VUE test centers to maintain safety, some appointments (less than 20%) to take the Internal Medicine Certification Examination have been canceled and must be rescheduled. If this applies to you, you should have received this email, which clarifies what your next steps are.

More than 92% of affected candidates have already rescheduled. So, be sure to reschedule soon if you haven’t done so already.

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 2020: Apr. 27, 29 or May 1, 2020 CANCELLED Dec. 1, 2019 through Feb. 28, 2020
Fall 2020: Oct. 27, 30 or Nov. 2, 2020 Dec. 1, 2019 through Aug. 15, 2020
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

Knowledge Check-In Dates

Knowledge Check-In Date Options* Registration Dates
Spring 2020: Mar. 7 or 11, 2020 Dec. 1, 2019 through Jan. 15, 2020
Summer 2020: Jul. 11, 15 or 17, 2020 Dec. 1, 2019 through May 15, 2020
Fall 2020: Oct. 30, 31 or Nov. 2, 4. 5, 10, 13, 2020 Dec. 1, 2019 through Sept. 15, 2020
* 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 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 2020: May 18-22, 2020 CANCELLED Dec. 1, 2019 through Feb. 28, 2020
Fall 2020: Nov. 16-20, 2020 Dec. 1, 2019 through Aug. 15, 2020
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
* 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.

Special Accommodation Knowledge Check-In Dates*

Knowledge Check-In Date Options** Registration Dates
Spring 2020: Mar. 7-13, 2020 Dec. 1, 2019 through Jan. 15, 2020
Summer 2020: Jul. 11-17, 2020 Dec. 1, 2019 through May 15, 2020
Fall 2020: Nov. 9-13, 2020 Dec. 1, 2019 through Sept. 15, 2020
* 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 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.