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ABIM Certification Testing

The American Board of Internal Medicine (ABIM) is the only recognized Board in the specialty of internal medicine and is one of the 24 certifying boards recognized by the American Board of Medical Specialties. ABIM is an independent not-for-profit organization whose certificates are recognized throughout the world as signifying a high level of physician competence.



Maintenance of Certification (MOC)

Examination Dates

2017 Examinations Spring
Fall Certification
or MOC
Adult Congenital Heart Disease     10/2
Cardiovascular Disease 4/5   (Cert only)
9/26 – 9/27 
(MOC only) 
Clinical Cardiac Electrophysiology 4/4   10/2
Critical Care Medicine 5/1   10/18
Endocrinology, Diabetes, and Metabolism 5/4   11/15
Gastroenterology 5/17   11/13
Geriatric Medicine 4/20   11/14
Hematology 5/8   10/31
Hospice & Palliative Medicine     11/14
Hospital Medicine 5/11   11/14
Infectious Disease 5/16   11/15
Internal Medicine 4/24, 4/26, 4/28 8/16, 8/17, 8/18, 8/21, 8/22, 8/24  10/25, 10/26, 10/27, 10/30
Interventional Cardiology 4/6   10/3
Nephrology  4/19   10/16
Medical Oncology 5/9   11/1
Pulmonary Disease 5/2   10/19
Rheumatology 5/18   11/13
Sleep Medicine     11/20
Transplant Hepatology     11/15
ADA 5/15 - 5/19 8/21 - 8/25 11/13 - 11/17

Registration Application

In order to be assigned to a test site, you must be approved by the ABIM through the normal application process. All required examination fees must be paid to ABIM. The standards for passing the examinations are established byABIM.

  1. Applied to ABIM for the examination;
  2. Enrolled in the Maintenance of Certification Program (MOC)
  3. Been notified of your eligibility to sit for the examination; and
  4. Paid an examination authorization fee to ABIM if applicable.

Testing Outside the United States

If you choose to schedule your examination appointment at a testing center outside of the United States or its territories, you will be charged an additional non-refundable international scheduling fee of $500. You must book your examination over the telephone. Please contact customer service for assistance.

Individual international test center locations may not be available during every exam administration. If the international test center you request is not available, please contact Steven Quinn at ABIM for assistance, 1-800-441-ABIM, ext. 3619 or 215-446-3619 or via email:

Last updated 2016-11-22