Lifelong Learning and Self-Assessment

Wednesday, August 10, 2016

ABEM MOC for Continuous Certification (ConCert Exam)

The American Board of Medical Specialties (ABMS) approved a Maintenance of Certification (MOC) program to promote continuous learning and periodic assessment throughout the length of diplomates’ certification. The guiding principles behind MOC include ensuring that the highest standards of patient care are established and maintained, and assuring patients, physicians, and other stakeholders that certified physicians are being assessed by reliable and valid measures to continually improve patient care. Each of the 24 ABMS Member Boards has implemented an MOC program.

ABEM MOC Requirements

To renew certification and to be considered as meeting the ABEM MOC requirements, clinically active physicians must meet all ABEM MOC requirements. Physicians who are clinically inactive must meet all ABEM MOC requirements except IMP.

See the dates and fees for the ABEM Recertification below:

March 1 – August 2, 2016 
2016 ConCert™  Examination registration is available through your ABEM MOC Personal Page
$1,850 examination fee
August 3-16, 2016
ConCert™  Examination registration is available with a late fee
$2,855 total fee
March 1 – September 15, 2016
Physicians who have registered schedule appointments with Pearson VUE 
No additional fee
September 12-17, 2016
ABEM administers the ConCert™  Examination in Pearson VUE testing centers

By Late November 2016
ABEM anticipates posting online and mailing ConCert™  Examination results

The 2017 ConCert Exam will be held September 11-16, 2017