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Maintenance of Certification (MOC) Examination

All ABPM diplomates must pass the cognitive exam prior to the expiration of their current certificate in order to recertify without a lapse.

The MOC examination is open to diplomates who are in the final three years of their certification cycle and diplomates with lifetime certification who choose to participate in the MOC process.

Upcoming Exam Dates and Locations
All specialty and subspecialty MOC exams are administered on each date.
You do NOT need to register for any of the concurrent society events in order to register or sit for the examination. The ABPM does not conduct any courses nor are we able to provide any information regarding the concurrent events; if you are interested in attending these events, please contact the associated society directly.

Date Time Concurrent Event Hotel Address
Sunday, April 23, 2017 9:00am MT American Occupational Health Conference (AOHC) Sheraton Denver Downtown Hotel Denver, CO
Sunday, April 30, 2017 12:00pm MT AsMA Annual Scientific Meeting Sheraton Denver Downtown Hotel Denver, CO
Tuesday, May 23, 2017 9:00am PST Preventive Medicine 2017 (ACPM) Hilton Portland & Executive Tower Portland, OR
Wednesday, June 28, 2017 1:00pm EST UHMS Annual Scientific Meeting Naples Grande Beach Resort Naples, FL
Thursday, August 24, 2017 10:00am EST ACPM Review Course Hyatt Regency Baltimore  Baltimore, MD
Sunday, October 22, 2017 1:00pm EST ACOEM Fall Courses Marriott BWI Airport Linthicum Heights, MD

Cost: $1750. You may register and pay by credit card online by following the directions below.

1. Login into your record using your last name and password (or SSN) on the left hand side of this page.
2. Click on the "Register for MOC Exam" button; follow the prompts.
Note: If you have not yet registered for the MOC process, you must register before you can apply to take the MOC Examination.

About the Examination
  • In-person, pencil-and-paper
  • 100 multiple-choice questions
  • Two hours to complete the exam
  • Exam content includes ONLY your specialty or subspecialty. There is no core portion.
  • MOC exams follow the same content outline as the initial certification exam (without the core portion).
  • The ABPM is unable to provide practice tests, sample questions or recommendations regarding review courses.

Passing Score: 60 or higher. Pass/fail results are emailed to examinees no later than four weeks after the exam.

Study Guides & Content Outlines

Aerospace Medicine, Occupational Medicine, Public Health & General Preventive Medicine Specialty MOC Exam Study Guide & Content Outline

Undersea & Hyperbaric Medicine  Subspecialty MOC Exam Study Guide & Content Outline

Special Accommodations If you require special accommodations during the examination, you must complete and submit the Special Accommodations request form at least 30 days prior to the date you wish to take the exam.

Contact If you have any questions or experience problems registering for the MOC exam, please contact Clare Bonnema at moc@theabpm.org or 312-939-2276.