Next MOC Exam
September 29 - October 2, 2020
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 assessment) regardless of whether you used the MOC Examination or LA-PM&R 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.
Exam Dates & Fees
Application Windows & Fees
April 1 - July 13, 2020
- $795 Fee
July 14 - July 15, 2020
- $795 Fee
- $500 Late Fee