Subspecialty MOC

Subspecialty Certification: Exam Requirement for MOC

If you are certified in an ABPMR subspecialty, there is a separate examination required to maintain your subspecialty certification. This is the only part of the ABPMR MOC Program that doesn’t have reciprocity — meaning that if you meet the requirements for MOC Parts I, II, and IV for primary certification, those activities also count for maintaining your subspecialty certification(s). The only additional step is using CertLink to fulfill the primary assessment component (or passing the MOC Examination by its last administration in 2020).

The ABPMR is exploring the use of longitudinal assessment (like CertLink) for its subspecialty assessment requirement, but these plans, IT infrastructure, customer service support, and item banks take time to develop. We hope to have more information on longitudinal assessment for subspecialties in the next few years.

Brain Injury Medicine Examination for MOC


Application Deadlines & Fees

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Exam Dates

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The Exam
  • 280 questions
  • Two 3.5-hour sections
  • One 60-minute break between sections
  • 7 hours active testing + tutorial and break(s)

Hospice and Palliative Medicine Examination for MOC


Application Windows & Fees
On-Time

January 15 - June 15, 2020

  • $1200 Fee
  • $600 Processing Fee
Late

June 16 - June 28, 2020

  • $1200 Fee
  • $600 Processing Fee
  • $500 Late Fee

$1,800

$2,300


Exam Date

October 19, 2020

The Exam
  • 240 questions
  • Four 2-hour sections
  • 3 breaks every 100 minutes
  • 8 hours active testing + tutorial and break(s)

Neuromuscular Medicine Examination for MOC


Application Windows & Fees
On-Time

October 1 - November 30, 2019

  • $1200 Fee
  • $600 Processing Fee
Late

December 1 - February 15, 2020

  • $1200 Fee
  • $600 Processing Fee
  • $500 Late Fee

$1,800

$2,300


Exam Dates

May 11 - May 15, 2020

The Exam
  • 150 questions
  • 3 sections
  • No break
  • 3 hour active testing + tutorial

Pain Medicine for MOC


Application Windows & Fees
On-Time

March 1 - June 30, 2020

  • $1200 Fee
  • $600 Processing Fee
Late

July 1 - July 15, 2020

  • $1200 Fee
  • $600 Processing Fee
  • $500 Late Fee

$1,800

$2,300


Exam Dates

September 12 - September 26, 2020

The Exam
  • 200 questions
  • Two 2-hour sections
  • 20-minute break between sections
  • 4 hour active testing + tutorial and break(s)
Longitudinal Assessment

Starting in 2020, Pain Medicine diplomates will be able to use Longitudinal Assessment for Pain Medicine to fulfill the exam requirement. If your certificate expires in 2020 or later, please contact the board office before you apply.

Pediatric Rehabilitation Medicine Examination for MOC


Application Windows & Fees
On-Time

February 1 - March 31, 2020

  • $1200 Fee
  • $600 Processing Fee
Late

April 1 - April 30, 2020

  • $1200 Fee
  • $600 Processing Fee
  • $500 Late Fee

$1,800

$2,300


Exam Date

November 23, 2020

The Exam
  • 300 questions
  • Two 3.5-hour sections
  • 60-minute break between sections
  • 7 hour active testing + tutorial and break

Spinal Cord Injury Medicine Examination for MOC


Application Windows & Fees
On-Time

February 1 - March 31, 2020

  • $1200 Fee
  • $600 Processing Fee
Late

April 1 - April 30, 2020

  • $1200 Fee
  • $600 Processing Fee
  • $500 Late Fee

$1,800

$2,300


Exam Date

October 16, 2020

The Exam
  • 280 questions
  • Two 3.5-hour sections
  • 60-minute break between sections
  • 7 hour active testing + tutorial and break

Sports Medicine Examination for MOC


Application Windows & Fees
On-Time

February 1 - March 31, 2020

  • $1200 Fee
  • $600 Processing Fee
Late

April 1 - April 30, 2020

  • $1200 Fee
  • $600 Processing Fee
  • $500 Late Fee

$1,800

$2,300


Exam Dates

July 7 - July 11, 2020

The Exam
  • 200 questions
  • Two 2-hour sections
  • 15-minute break between sections
  • 4 hour active testing + tutorial and break