About Our Exams

The American Board of Pediatrics, a member of the American Board of Medical Specialties, offers initial certification and Maintenance of Certification examinations in general pediatrics and a number of pediatric subspecialties. Explore the links to the left to learn how these examinations are developed, scored and reported. Exam pass rates are also available for review.

Exam Pass Rates

View a PDF that shows the number of candidates who have taken an initial certification or Maintenance of Certification examination for the first time, and the percentage of those who passed. The data include passing rates for general pediatrics and pediatric subspecialty exams. The chart includes data from the past 5 years, but please note that initial certification subspecialty exams are not offered every year. In addition, if the number of candidates for any given exam is fewer than 5, results are reported as N/A to protect anonymity.