American Board of Psychiatry and Neurology, Inc. (ABPN)
Faculty Fellowship Award Information
The ABPN has established a faculty fellowship program to support the development of innovative education and/or evaluation projects that promote effective training or lifelong learning of psychiatrists and neurologists. Information about and the application form for 2015 fellowships (application due August 18, 2014) are now available. Please direct any questions to Dorthea Juul, PhD (firstname.lastname@example.org). To learn more click on the "Faculty fellowship award information" tab.
Learn about MOC
The ABPN MOC Program reflects the Board’s commitment to lifelong learning throughout one’s profession. The mission of the ABPN's Maintenance of Certification (MOC) Program is to advance the clinical practice of psychiatry and neurology by promoting the highest evidence-based guidelines and standards to ensure excellence in all areas of care and practice improvement.
Candidates can download application materials for their online examination and view other important information.
Select Certification or MOC for your Specialty/Subspecialty, and view information pertaining to your examination.
ABPN Certification and MOC related materials
Apply for an examination | ABPN Physician Folios site | Visit the Pearson VUE Website
ABPN Approved PIP Clinical Product and Feedback Product Lists are available for your Specialty/Subspecialty by clicking on the appropriate Maintenance of Certification (MOC) link.
You may also view All Approved MOC Products Listing
Find exam schedules
Examination schedules are available for your Specialty/Subspecialty by clicking on the appropriate Certification or Maintenance of Certification (MOC) link.
You may also download the PDF version listing all examinations
ABPN Specialty/Subspecialty exam schedules
Faculty fellowship award information
The ABPN has established a faculty fellowship program to support the development of innovative education and/or evaluation projects that promote effective training or lifelong learning of psychiatrists and neurologists. Information about and the application form for 2015 fellowships (application due August 18, 2014) are now available.
For additional information, contact: Dorthea Juul, PhD, at email@example.com.
Learn more about ABPN Physician Folios
The ABPN Physician Folios offers a single source for information pertinent to a physician at all the various stages of a relationship with the ABPN - from resident through seasoned diplomate engaged in MOC. Likewise, ABPN Physician Folios provides a dynamic conduit for important data exchange such as making updates to personal contact information, updating medical license information, and applying and paying for an examination.
Visit ABPN Physician Folios (www.abpn.com/folios) and follow the instructions to activate your account. Over time, more functions will be added into the ABPN Physician Folios such as an area for residents to view their status toward completion of credentialing activities for initial certification, and an area for diplomates to record their maintenance of certification activities.
What's in the site?
The ABPN Physician Folios site gives you access to two main functions: Views and Actions. Views are simply displays of information. The actionable items that can be performed are typically stated as such and appear in an underlined dark red font: Click to Apply for an Examination or Update License Information.
Be sure to look for little "Info" symbols like this throughout the web site. Move your cursor over these symbols and pop up boxes or bubbles display important information regarding "views" or "actions" for that page.
How do I activate an account?
In order to log in to the secure portal, you must have an established relationship with the ABPN through one of the following methods:
• You are a diplomate of the ABPN.
• Your training program must have entered your residency and/or your fellowship training into the ABPN preCERT® system.
• You have previously applied for an ABPN examination.
1) Go to www.abpn.com/folios. You may wish to bookmark ("ctrl D") the login page for future quick reference.
2) Click the "Activate Account" button.
3) A secondary authentication page will be launched asking for your current email address, first name, last name, birth date, and the last four digits of your social security number. (If the system is not able to authenticate you using these pieces of information, you can click on the Activate Account Assistance link for instructions.
4) Upon authentication and activation, a unique case-sensitive password will be emailed to you.
5) Return to www.abpn.com/folios, enter your email address and your password, click login.
6) Once you login you can change your password by clicking on the Change Password link at the top of the page.
Read the ABPN Quarterly Update
Learn the answers to the following three questions by visiting ABPN Web site’s Quarterly Update page at www.abpn.com/QuarterlyUpdate or click on the listed questions.
This edition of ABPN’s Quarterly Update features common questions pertaining to Performance in Practice (PIP). It highlights why PIP is important, how to satisfy the PIP requirement, and how some ABPN MOC activities might satisfy the requirements for PQRS.
The next scheduled Quarterly Update will be sent in the first quarter of 2014.
1. How to determine if you are in 10-YR MOC or C-MOC?
All subspecialty certificates, except child and adolescent psychiatry, and all other certificates issued after 1994, were issued with a ten year expiration. In order to renew those certificates, the diplomate is required to take a recertification, or MOC exam before the expiration date. [more]
2. How you can satisfy the PIP requirement?
There are two components to a PIP Unit – a clinical module (chart review) and a feedback module (patient and peer surveys). Both components must be completed to complete a PIP unit. [more]
3. How can I see if some of the ABPN MOC activities satisfy the requirements for the Physician Quality Reporting System?
Request a receipt
Requests for receipts must be submitted in writing using a form. Either print and fax this form or fill in and submit the form online via the web. Requests cannot be fulfilled via the telephone.
During peak time perriods such as near tax time it may take 48 hours or longer to process the receipt request.
Click here to go to the receipt request form.
Download a form
All forms and documents available for download are in PDF file format . PDF files can be viewed using Adobe Acrobat Reader. If you are experiencing difficulty opening a pdf file, you may need the current version of the Adobe Acrobat Reader, that may be downloaded free of charge from the Adobe web site.
To download a form, click on a topic and you will be directed to the appropriate area on the web site.
Change your address
You can change your address by logging into ABPN Physician folios at www.abpn.com/folios. You can also change your contact information, update your license, etc.
If you do not currently have an account, there are instructions on the login page that will guide you through this process.
Change your name/title
You can change your name and/or title by sending documentation via fax or mail.
View testing screens
Testing screen samples are available for Specialties/Subspecialties by clicking on the appropriate link.
ABPN Specialty/Subspecialty testing screens