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MOC Exam Dates and Locations

This page contains information for pediatricians who have chosen to take a proctored MOC examination in a secure testing facility. Visit our MOCA-Peds page to learn more about our new web-based assessment program to fulfill your Part 3 requirement.

2020 MOC Exam Application Dates and Exam Dates

General Pediatrics Jan. 1 – Nov. 30, 2020
(3 p.m. ET)
Jan. 1 – Dec. 15, 2020
Subspecialties not listed below Jan. 1 – Sept. 15, 2020
(3 p.m. ET)
Jan. 13 – Sept. 30, 2020
Hospice and Palliative Medicine Dec. 1, 2019 – July 31, 2020
(3 p.m. ET)
Oct. 19, 2020
*See ADA note below table
Medical Toxicology March 1, 2020 – Sept. 18, 2020
(ADA request due by Aug. 21, 2020)
Nov. 2-8, 2020
Neurodevelopmental Disabilities Nov. 1, 2019 – Feb. 15, 2020
(3 p.m. ET)
May 4 – Aug. 31, 2020
Sleep Medicine Dec. 1, 2019 – July 31, 2020
(3 p.m. ET)
Nov. 18, 2020
*See ADA note below table
Sports Medicine Summer: Feb. 14 – May 31, 2020
(3 p.m. ET)
Fall: July 31 – Oct. 15, 2020
(3 p.m. ET)
Summer: July 7 – Aug. 4, 2020
Fall: Nov. 9 – 14, 2020
Pediatric Transplant Hepatology Dec. 1, 2019 – July 31, 2020
(3 p.m. ET)
Oct. 15, 2020
*See ADA note below table

*Note: Individuals with documented disabilities in accordance with the Americans with Disabilities Act Amendments Act (ADAAA) and a pre-approved accommodation will take exams on the alternate dates shown below, for the following subspecialties:

  • Hospice and Palliative Medicine: Oct. 19-23, 2020
  • Sleep Medicine: Nov. 16-22, 2020
  • Pediatric Transplant Hepatology: Oct. 19-23, 2020

Application Deadlines

Please note that your application to sit for an exam must be completed before 3 p.m. ET on the last date noted in the table above. Computer difficulties, user error or difficulties arising from username or password problems must be resolved and the application completed and submitted before the 3 p.m. ET deadline. Please be aware that it can take up to 48 hours (excluding weekends) to resolve some technical difficulties. The American Board of Pediatrics (ABP) makes every effort to assist with these issues promptly; however, applicants are responsible to apply well before the deadline.

Testing Locations

The Maintenance of Certification (MOC) general pediatrics examination and most of the subspecialty exams are administered at Prometric Testing Centers.

Examinations administered at Pearson Vue Testing Centers are Hospice and Palliative Medicine, Medical Toxicology, Neurodevelopmental Disabilities, Sleep Medicine, and Pediatric Transplant Hepatology. Although these exams are administered by other boards, you still apply for them in your ABP Portfolio if you are an ABP board-certified pediatrician.

Reminder: Apply early to take the exam in the city of your choice!