Next NMM Exam

October 28 - November 1, 2024

Neuromuscular Medicine

Neuromuscular medicine includes the diagnosis and treatment of abnormalities of the motor neuron, nerve root, peripheral nerves, neuromuscular junction, and muscle, including disorders that affect adults and children.

The ABPMR offers subspecialty certification in neuromuscular medicine in order to improve clinical care and assessment of patients with neuromuscular disease, including diagnostic evaluation, treatment, management, and counseling. Subspecialty certification in neuromuscular medicine has been offered by the ABPMR since 2008. Examinations are administered every other year at Pearson Professional Centers nationwide.

Because neuromuscular medicine is recognized as an interdisciplinary specialty, the ABPMR cosponsors subspecialty certification in neuromuscular medicine. This means that the ABPMR credentials and issues neuromuscular medicine subspecialty certificates for ABPMR diplomates, but the American Board of Psychiatry and Neurology (ABPN) is responsible for examination development, administration, scoring, and analysis.

The Exam

  • 220 questions
  • One 4-hour section
  • No scheduled break
  • 4 hours active testing + tutorial

Practice and Training Requirements

Before You Apply

Candidates who apply for subspecialty certification in neuromuscular medicine through the ABPMR must be ABPMR diplomates in good standing and must have a current, valid, and unrestricted license to practice medicine in at least one jurisdiction in the United States, its territories, or Canada.

In addition, applicants for the Neuromuscular Medicine Examination must satisfactorily complete 12 months of an ACGME-accredited fellowship in neuromuscular medicine that meets the following criteria:

  • At least six months must be spent in clinical care of patients with neuromuscular disorders; the remaining six months are flexible and may be spent performing research or studying related fields
  • Training program occurred after completing residency and must be completed by the August 31 that precedes the examination date
  • Applicant is recommended for admissibility to the exam by the fellowship program director upon successful completion of the training program

What to Expect on Exam Day

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

Click the link below for exam resources and information on exam logistics from the American Board of Psychiatry and Neurology.

Neuromuscular Medicine Examination Information

Exam Dates & Fees

Application Windows & Fees

February 1 - March 15, 2024

  • $1400 Fee
  • $600 Processing Fee

March 16 - March 31, 2024

  • $1400 Fee
  • $600 Processing Fee
  • $500 Late Fee



Exam Dates

October 28 - November 1, 2024


Training Resources

ABPMR Exam Resources

ABPN Exam Resources