Next MOC Exam

October 7 - October 11, 2019

ABPMR MOC Examination

Global Knowledge Assessment

Beginning in 2020, ABPMR diplomates will begin longitudinal assessment using CertLink, which replaces the MOC Examination. For information about implementation plans, how MOC cycles are changing, and what it means for specific diplomate classes, please visit our CertLink page. The MOC Examination will be offered through 2020, after which it will be retired.


MOC Examination and the MOC Cycle

When to Take the MOC Examination

Note: This information is for those taking the MOC Examination before the end of 2020. Please note that if your certification expires in 2020 or later, you will enter into a continuing certification cycle (requirements due every five years, including CertLink assessment) regardless of whether you used the MOC Examination or CertLink participation to fulfill MOC Part III.

Passing the MOC Examination is required once every ten years to maintain ABPMR primary certification. Diplomates are allowed to take the exam in years 7-10 of their current MOC cycle, but keep in mind that taking the examination early does not cut your certification short. For example, you can take the MOC Examination in year 8, then finish your other requirements, and your certificate will still expire and re-issue at the end of the 10th year.

Because the exam is offered twice per year, each diplomate has a total of eight chances to pass the exam (if the exam is taken twice annually in years 7, 8, 9, and 10).

Note that the examination is not linked to any other part of the ABPMR MOC Program, so you can take it regardless of whether you have completed Parts II or IV of your MOC requirements.

MOC Requirements (Pre-2012)

MOC Requirements (Post-2012)

What to Expect on Exam Day

After applying for the MOC Examination, it's time to start preparing.

Click the link below for more information on registering for a seat and the logistics of exam day.

MOC Exam Day

Exam Dates & Fees

Application Windows & Fees

April 1 - June 15, 2019

  • $795 Fee

June 16 - August 16, 2019

  • $795 Fee
  • $500 Late Fee



Exam Dates

October 7 - October 11, 2019