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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.

2018 MOC Exam Application Dates and Exam Dates

General Pediatrics Jan. 1 – Nov. 30, 2018
(3 PM ET)
Jan. 1 – Dec. 15, 2018
Subspecialties not listed below Jan. 1 – Sept. 15, 2018
(3 PM ET)
March 1 – 31, 2018
Aug. 15 – Sept. 30, 2018
Hospice and Palliative Medicine Jan. 8 – July 31, 2018
(3 PM ET)
Nov. 20, 2018
*See note below table
Medical Toxicology March 1 – Sept. 12, 2018
(3 PM ET)
Oct. 23, 2018
Neurodevelopmental Disabilities Nov. 1, 2017 – Jan. 31, 2018
(3 PM ET)
May 7 – 11, 2018
Sleep Medicine Jan. 8 – July 31, 2018
(3 PM ET)
Oct. 30, 2018
*See note below table
Sports Medicine Jan. 1 – May 25, 2018
(3 PM ET)
July 9 – 14, 2018
Nov. 5 – 10, 2018
(November dates are only for those who need to retake the July exam.)
Pediatric Transplant Hepatology Jan. 8 – July 31, 2018
(3 PM ET)
Oct. 16, 2018
*See 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 November 12-16, 2018, for the following subspecialties:

  • Hospice and Palliative Medicine
  • Sleep Medicine
  • Pediatric Transplant Hepatology

Application Deadlines

Please note that your application to sit for an exam must be completed before 3 PM 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 3PM 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!