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Due to high volume, ABIM call center wait times may be longer than usual. You may also contact us via email at request@abim.org. We apologize for any inconvenience this may cause.

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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Pulmonary Disease Maintenance of Certification Assessments

Pulmonary 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.

Traditional MOC Exam Dates

MOC Exam Date Options Registration Dates
Spring 2022: Apr. 11, 2022 Dec. 1, 2021 through Feb. 28, 2022
Fall 2022: Nov. 29, 2022 Dec. 1, 2021 through Aug. 15, 2022
Spring 2023: May 2, 2023 Dec. 1, 2022 through Feb. 28, 2023
Fall 2023: Nov. 14, 2023 Dec. 1, 2022 through Aug. 15, 2023

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

Enrollment for the LKA opens 12/1/22 and closes 6/30/23. 

Quarter Opens Closes 
1 1/1/23  3/31/23 at 11:59 p.m. ET
2 4/1/23 6/30/23 at 11:59 p.m. ET
3 7/1/23 9/30/23 at 11:59 p.m. ET
4 10/1/23 12/31/23 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
Spring 2022: Apr. 25-29, 2022 Dec. 1, 2021 through Feb. 28, 2022
Fall 2022: Nov. 21-23,28,29, 2022 Dec. 1, 2021 through Aug. 15, 2022
Spring 2023: May 1-5, 2023 Dec. 1, 2022 through Feb. 28, 2023
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

  • Because of the tremendous impact the COVID-19 pandemic has had on physicians in this discipline, ABIM has extended MOC requirement deadlines in this specialty through 2023. That means if you had or have an MOC requirement – including an assessment, points, or an attestation – due in 2020, 2021, or 2022 you now have until the end of 2023 to complete it. Anyone currently in the grace period has until 12/31/2023 to meet their assessment requirement. We encourage you to sign into your ABIM Physician Portal to check for any other upcoming deadlines or requirements.
  • 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.