Frequently Asked Questions (FAQs)

The following are some of the most frequently-asked questions pertaining to the American Board of Pediatrics, its exams, and its Maintenance of Certification programs.

  • General ABP FAQs
    Have a question about licensing requirements or what it means to be certified? Check out the our general FAQ for information pertinent to overall commonly asked questions we receive.

  • Financial FAQs
    This section addresses questions relating to fees and what drives our financial decisions.

  • Exam Applicants FAQs
    This section pertains to all questions regarding our certifying examinations, ranging from deadlines, to preparing for the exam, and everything in between.

  • Maintenance of Certification FAQs
    Our commonly asked questions regarding the MOC process and why it is important. You can find answers specific to the individual parts that comprise the program

  • FAQs from Parents & Caregivers
    Some of the commonly asked questions that we get from parents and caregivers regarding what we do here at the American Board of Pediatrics and how certification impacts you and your family.