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2020 board exam dates, information, board review study tips, and countdowns for 2020 physician board exams

2020 Board Exam Dates, Information, Countdowns, and Board Review Tips

Complete listing of 2020 board exam dates, physician board exam information, board review tips, and more for all major physician specialties.

If you're a physician facing 2020 board exams, here's a summary of physician board exam dates, exam information, and more to help you prepare and pass your 2020 board exam with flying colors.  This 2020 board exam dates list contains important information for all major medical specialty board exams for physicians in 2020, including "days until" countdowns and other helpful resources regarding preparing for 2020 physician board exams.  Enjoy, bookmark, share, and conquer your 2020 board exams!  

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2020 Emergency Medicine Board Exam Dates

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Dates for the 2020 American Board of Emergency Medicine exams vary by which type of exam you need to take - the Qualifying Exam (initial certification) or the ConCert Exam (continuing certification / recertification).  The ABEM Qualifying exam is given once.  The ABEM ConCert exam is given in the spring and fall.  Below are the details about the 2020 Emergency Medicine Boards.

Note: The ABEM Pediatric Emergency Medicine Subspecialty Exam is given every two years (odd years, 2021, 2023, etc).  There is no PEM Qualifying exam for 2020.

2020 ABEM Qualifying Exam

ABEM Qualifying Exam Dates

When is the 2020 ABEM Initial Certification Exam?
ABEM Qualifying Exam Dates 2020
ABEM Qualifying Exam Dates for Initial Certification 2020

Exam: November 9-14, 2020

Registration: May 1 – October 31, 2020
$1,010 - registration fee*

Late Registration: November 1-7, 2020
$1,260 - registration and late fee*

* Exam fees & deadlines subject to change.

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2020 ABEM ConCert Exam

ABEM ConCert™ Exam Dates

ABEM MOC Examination Dates for 2020

ABEM ConCert Exam
Spring 2020

ABEM MOC Examination Dates for 2020

Spring Exam date:
March 28 - April 3, 2020

Registration:
October 15, 2019 - March 2, 2020
$1,950 registration fee

Late Registration:
March 3-9, 2020
$2,200 registration and late fee


ABEM ConCert Exam
Fall 2020

ABEM MOC Examination Dates for 2020

Fall Exam date:
September 21-26, 2020

Registration:
April 15 – August 20, 2020
$1,950 registration fee

Late Registration:
August 21-27, 2020
$2,200 registration and late fee


* Exam fees & deadlines subject to change.

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2020 Family Medicine Board Exam Dates

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Dates for the 2020 American Board of Family Medicine exams vary by which type of exam you need to take - the Initial Certification Exam or the ABFM MOC Exam (continuing certification / recertification).  Both the ABFM Certification exam and the ABFM MOC exam are given during in the spring and fall.  In addition, there is a new Family Medicine Certification Longitudinal Assessment (FMCLA) option that you may qualify to begin.  The FMCLA is an ongoing process of MOC alternative to taking the traditional MOC exam.  Below are the details about the 2020 Family Medicine Boards and FMCLA.

2020 ABFM Certification & MOC Exams

When is the Family Medicine Board Exam?

When is the American Board of Family Medicine Certification Exam?

2020 ABFM Board Exam Dates

ABFM Family Medicine Certification Exam and ABFM Continuous Certification (Traditional MOC) Exam Dates

ABFM Certification & MOC Exam Dates - Spring 2020

One-Day Family Medicine Certification Examination in a Test Center

Spring ABFM Exam:
April 7, 8, 9, 10, 11, 13, 14, 15, 16, 17, 20, 21, 2020

Spring ABFM Registration:
Dec. 6, 2019 through Jan.27, 2020

Deadline to select Spring testing date:
March 23, 2020

Final deadline to submit Spring application*:
March 20, 2020


ABFM Certification & MOC Exam Dates - Fall 2020

One-Day Family Medicine Certification Examination in a Test Center

Fall ABFM Exam:
November 9–14, 2020

Fall ABFM Registration:
July 17, 2020 through Aug. 24, 2020

Deadline to select Fall testing date:
Oct.26, 2020

Final deadline to submit Fall application*:
Sep.14, 2020


 * Online Registration. Requires a $100 Non-Refundable Late Fee

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2020 ABFM Certification Longitundinal Assessment Pilot

About the ABFM Family Medicine Certification Longitudinal Assessment (FMCLA)

Information about FMCLA, the ABFM Alternative to the one-day ABFM MOC Exam

FMCLA is designed to assess Diplomates in a comparable way to the one-day examination. During the pilot, the Longitudinal Assessment pathway will deliver 25 questions each quarter that can be answered online, anywhere, at any time. The complete assessment is designed to include answering 300 items over a maximum of four years. Successfully completing 300 questions and achieving a passing score on FMCLA during the four-year window will satisfy your examination requirement and enable you to maintain your board certification.

ABFM FMCLA Pilot Exam Dates (Quarterly)

When can I take the ABFM Continuous Certification Longitudinal Assessments?

The FMCLA Platform delivers 25 questions each quarter providing you with flexibility to complete the entire process in as little as three years or up to a maximum of four years. The table below lists the beginning and ending date for each quarter that you will have to answer your questions.

YearQuarter OneQuarter TwoQuarter ThreeQuarter Four
2019January 4–March 31April 1–June 30July 1–September 30October 1–December 31
2020January 1–March 31April 1–June 30July 1–September 30October 1–December 31
2021January 1–March 31April 1–June 30July 1–September 30October 1–December 31
2022January 1–March 31April 1–June 30July 1–September 30October 1–December 31
2023January 1–March 31April 1–June 30July 1–September 30October 1–December 31
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2020 ABFM FMCLA Pilot Application Dates

When is the ABFM  Certification Exam?

 
Deadline DescriptionDate

Online Application Available

December 6, 2019

Last Day to Complete Application &
Have Full 3-Months to Answer the 1st Quarter Questions

January 1, 2020

First Deadline to Submit Online Application
(no late fee assessed)

January 27, 2020

Final Deadline to Submit Online Application
($100 non-refundable late fee)

March 2, 2020
Deadline to Withdraw Application

March 2, 2020

Deadline to Clear Pending Application Requirements

March 16, 2020

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2020 Internal Medicine Board Exam Dates

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Dates for the 2020 American Board of Internal Medicine exams vary by which type of exam you need to take - the Initial Certification Exam (initial certification) or the ABIM MOC Exam (traditional recertification).  The ABIM Initial Certification exam is given over a few days once a year in late summer.  The ABIM MOC traditional recertification exam is given in the spring and fall.  Below are the details about the 2020 Internal Medicine Boards.

2020 ABIM Initial Certification Exam

ABIM Certification Exam Dates

When is the ABIM Initial Certification Exam?

2020 ABIM Certification Exam Dates

ABIM Exam Dates for Initial Certification 2020

Standard Dates

Exam:
Aug. 17, 18, 20, 26, 28 or 31, 2020

Registration:
Dec. 1, 2019 through Apr. 15, 2020

Exam Fee: $1,430

Late Registration*:
Apr. 16, 2020 through Apr. 28, 2020


* Online registration. Requires a non-refundable fee of $400.

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2020 ABIM Traditional MOC Exam

ABIM Maintenance of Certification Exam Dates

When is the ABIM Traditional MOC Exam?

ABIM Traditional MOC Exam - Spring 2020

Spring ABIM Exam Dates for Traditional MOC 2020

Spring ABIM MOC Exam Dates (Standard):
Apr. 27, 29 or May 1, 2020

Spring ABIM MOC Exam
Special Accommodation* Dates:
May 18-22, 2020

MOC Assessment Fee: $650

Spring 2020 Registration Dates:
Dec. 1, 2019 through Feb. 28, 2020


ABIM Traditional MOC Exam -  Fall 2020

Fall ABIM Exam Dates for Traditional MOC Exam 2020

Fall ABIM MOC Exam Dates (Standard):
Oct. 27, 30 or Nov. 2, 2020

Fall ABIM MOC Exam
Special Accommodation* Dates:

Nov. 16-20, 2020

MOC Assessment Fee: $650

Fall 2020 Registration Dates:
Dec. 1, 2019 through Aug. 15, 2020


*Special accommodation dates are only offered to candidates who have a documented disability requiring a special testing schedule, as provided under the Americans with Disabilities Act. See the ABIM policy on Testing Accommodations for Exam Takers with Disabilities..

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2020  OB/GYN Board Exam Dates

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Dates for the 2020 American Board of Obstetrics and Gynecology exams vary by which type of exam you need to take - the ABOG Qualifying Exam (initial certification) or the ABOG Specialty Certifying Exam (recertification).  The ABOG Qualifying exam is given one day of the year in the summer.  The ABOG Specialty Certifying exam is typically given during brief windows in January and February.  Below are the details about the 2020 OBGYN Boards.

2020 ABOG Qualifying Exam

ABOG Qualifying Exam Dates

When is the ABOG Qualifying Exam?

2020 ABOG Qualifying Exam Dates

ABOG Exam Dates for Initial Certification 2020

 2020 ABOG Qualifying Exam Date:
June 29, 2020


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2020 ABOG Specialty Certifying Exam

Note: ABOG Specialty Certifying Exams occur in January and February of the following year. For example, the 2020 exams are given in January and February of 2021.

ABOG Specialty Certifying Exam Dates

When is the ABOG Specialty Certifying Exam?

2020 ABOG Specialty Certifying Exam Dates

ABOG Exam Dates for Specialty Certification 2020

 2020 ABOG Specialty Certifying Exam Dates:
Mid-January and Mid-February 2021.  
(The 2019 exam dates are Jan 13-16 & Feb 17-20, 2020.)


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2020  Pediatrics Board Exam Dates

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Dates for the 2020 American Board of Pediatrics exams vary by which type of exam you need to take - the ABP Certifying Exam (initial certification) or the ABP Cognitive Expertise MOC Exam (recertification).  The ABP Certifying exam is given once every year in the Fall.  The ABP MOC exam is part of the ABP MOC process and can be taken anytime of year except after December 15th.  Below are the details about the 2020 Pediatric Medicine Boards.

2020 ABP Certifying Exam

ABP Certifying Exam Dates

When is the American Board of Pediatrics Initial Certification Exam?

2020 ABP Certifying Exam Dates

ABP Certifying Exam Dates for Initial Certification 2020

ABP Exam Dates:
October 13, 14, or 15, 2020

(Candidates will take the examination on a single day in the 3–day examination period)

Registration Deadline: 
Jan. 15, 2020, until 3 p.m. ET on March 31, 2020 
 $2265 - registration fee

Late Registration:
April 1, 2020, until 3 p.m. ET on May 15, 2020
 $2610 - registration and late fee


* Exam fees & deadlines subject to change.

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2020 ABP MOC Exam

ABP MOC Exam Dates

When can I take the 2020 ABP MOC Exam?

2020 ABIM MOC Exam Dates

ABP Qualifying Exam Dates for MOC Recertification

ABIM MOC Exam:
Jan. 1 – Dec. 15, 2020

Registration:
Jan. 1 – Nov. 30, 2020
(3 p.m. ET)


ABP MOCA-PED Exam Dates

When is the ABP MOC-PED PILOT Certification Exam?

Quarter 1:
12:00 a.m. Tuesday, 1/14/2020 -
11:59 p.m. Tuesday, 3/31/2020

Quarter 2:
12:00 a.m. Wednesday, 4/1/2020 –
11:59 p.m. Tuesday, 6/30/2020

Quarter 3:
12:00 a.m. Wednesday, 7/1/2020 –
11:59 p.m. Wednesday, 9/30/2020

Quarter 4:
12:00 a.m. Thursday, 10/1/2020 –
11:59 p.m. Thursday, 12/31/2020


2020 ABP MOC Exam Fees

When is the ABP MOC-PED PILOT Certification Exam?

ANNUAL PAYMENT OPTION (2020) 

FULL PAYMENT OPTION (2020)

1 certification area

$280

$1330

2 certification areas

$392

$1887

3+ certification areas

$504

$2444

Regain additional certification

Prorated annual payment fee

Prorated full payment fee

Secure MOC examination fee

$265

$265

*MOC enrollment fees cover the cost of MOCA-Peds.

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