Due to COVID-19 and test administration challenges during these uncertain times, the ABD is announcing that diplomates in the last year of their MOC/Continuous Certification cycle who need to fulfill their MOC Exam requirement will receive a six (6) month extension. This means that diplomates facing difficulties, or who prefer not to take the exam at a Pearson VUE test center, can take the MOC Exam as late as the Spring 2021 administration without risk to their certification status.
Some diplomates already intend to take the Spring 2020 MOC Exam either at a test center or via online proctoring. These options remain. We simply want to offer some flexibility to our diplomates.
As a further accommodation, the ABD is also giving diplomates in the last year of their cycle the option to enroll in CertLink in lieu of taking the traditional MOC Exam. The next CertLink segment begins July 1, 2020. Interested diplomates must join during the upcoming enrollment period (April 1 - May 15) and demonstrate continuous participation. Details about CertLink are available here. To date, ABD diplomates enrolled in CertLink have strongly endorsed this alternative to traditional assessment.
Exam requirement extension for diplomates with 2020 cycle end dates
In this stressful time, the ABD prioritizes the health and safety of our diplomates and the patients we all serve.