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Technical Support for those taking the Knowledge Check-In at home/in office Expand/Collapse the ABIM alert.

Technical assistance on the day of your Knowledge Check-In assessment is available by chatting with a Pearson VUE agent. We are here to help! You may also call 800-606-0259 to reach an ABIM Customer Relationship Advocate, in the event you are unable to connect to a Pearson VUE agent.

ABIM Scheduled Maintenance… Expand/Collapse the ABIM alert.

ABIM.org will be going through scheduled maintenance from 6 p.m. ET, Sat., 4/17/21 to 6 a.m. ET, Sun., 4/18/21. During this time, the ABIM Physician Portal will be unavailable. We apologize for any inconvenience this may cause. Thank you for your patience.

Coronavirus Updates Expand/Collapse the ABIM alert.

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.
Please follow the United States Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) for the most up-to-date information on the virus.

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Key Dates for the Academic Year

December - April

  • December 1 - April 15: Internal Medicine Initial Certification Registration
  • April 16 - April 28: Late Registration Period

December - June

  • December 1 - June 15: Subspecialty Initial Certification Registration Period
  • June 16 - June 28: Late Registration Period


  • ABIM Internal Medicine Certification Examination is administered
  • All residents must finish training on or before August 31 in order to take the ABIM Internal Medicine Certification Examination administered earlier in August of the same year


  • Initial subspecialty examinations are administered in October/November
  • All fellows must finish training on or before October 31 in order to take a subspecialty examination in the same year
  • All residents and fellows must first become certified in internal medicine to be eligible to take a subspecialty examination
  • The internal medicine and subspecialty examinations may not be taken in the same year

For exam dates visit Certification Exam Information.