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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 2024: May 2, 2024 Dec. 1, 2023 through Feb. 28, 2024
Fall 2024: Nov. 13, 2024 Dec. 1, 2023 through Aug. 15, 2024
Spring 2025: May 1, 2025 Dec. 1, 2024 through Feb. 28, 2025
Fall 2025: Nov. 5, 2025 Dec. 1, 2024 through Aug. 15, 2025

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

Enrollment for the LKA opens 12/1/23 and closes 6/30/24. 

Quarter Opens Closes 
1 1/1  3/31 at 11:59 p.m. ET
2 4/1 6/30 at 11:59 p.m. ET
3 7/1 9/30 at 11:59 p.m. ET
4 10/1 12/31 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 2024: May 6-10, 2024 Dec. 1, 2023 through Feb. 28, 2024
Fall 2024: Nov. 18-22, 2024 Dec. 1, 2023 through Aug. 15, 2024
Spring 2025: May 5-9, 2025 Dec. 1, 2024 through Feb. 28, 2025
Fall 2025: Nov. 17-21, 2025 Dec. 1, 2024 through Aug. 15, 2025
* 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.