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Initial Certification indicates that physicians have met rigorous standards through intensive study, accredited training and evaluation and that they have the clinical judgment, skills and attitudes essential for the delivery of excellent patient care.

MOC is a professionally determined standard that attests that an internist is staying current in knowledge and practice throughout his/her career.

For more than 75 years, Certification by ABIM has stood for the highest standard in internal medicine and its 20 subspecialties.

Change or Cancel an Exam

Change Your Test Center Location

To change your test center location, contact Pearson VUE at 1-800-601-3549, except for:

Cancel an Exam

Exams you have registered for are listed on your personal, secure ABIM home page. To cancel an exam, visit your ABIM home page and click the “cancel exam” link.

  • You must cancel your application for admission to an exam online. ABIM will not accept telephone cancellations.
  • Important: Cancellations cannot be processed by Pearson VUE.
  • When cancellation is received by 11:59 p.m. ET two (2) days prior to the scheduled examination date, the exam fee will be credited to a future exam.
  • The exam fee is forfeited if cancellation is received after 11:59 p.m. ET two (2) days prior to the scheduled examination date, or if an admitted candidate fails to appear for the exam.
  • Active military personnel may be eligible for an exam credit. E-mail for more information.
  • ABIM will send you a letter regarding your examination fee status.
  • Admission eligibility is immediately withdrawn once a cancellation is confirmed. You will receive a letter stating that you can no longer take the exam.
  • There are no "extenuating circumstances" that will result in an exception to these policies.

Responsibility for Deadline Compliance

It is the sole responsibility of the candidate to be aware of and comply with registration deadlines. In fairness to all candidates, ABIM adheres firmly to its published deadlines for registration and late registration for its examinations. Candidates are encouraged to apply early in the registration period. Scheduling Your Maintenance of Certification Exam provides an overview of how to schedule exams, exam fees, and how to change or cancel exams.