Facts and Statistics

ABPN Commonly Used Acronyms and Terms

Initial Certification Statistics

Certification statistics through December 31, 2015

Specialty/Subspecialty Year Certification Began Certificates Issued in 2015 Total Certificates* Issued as of December 31, 2015
Psychiatry 1935 1,490 58,804
Neurology 1935 689 18,670
Neurology with special qualification in Child Neurology 1968 103 2,487
Neuropsychiatry 1935 Last certificate awarded in 1969 824
Subspecialty of Addiction Psychiatry 1993 Exam offered in 2016 2,349
Subspecialty of Brain Injury Medicine** 2014 Exam offered in 2016 53
Subspecialty of Child and Adolescent Psychiatry 1959 522 9,648
Subspecialty of Clinical Neurophysiology 1992 269 2,825
Subspecialty of Epilepsy 2013 Exam offered in 2016 733
Subspecialty of Forensic Psychiatry 1994 130 2,255
Subspecialty of Geriatric Psychiatry 1991 Exam offered in 2016 3,329
Subspecialty of Hospice and Palliative Medicine** 2008 Exam offered in 2016 110
Subspecialty of Neurodevelopmental Disabilities** 2001 5 82
Subspecialty of Neuromuscular Medicine** 2008 Exam offered in 2016 700
Subspecialty of Pain Medicine** 2000 19 332
Subspecialty of Psychosomatic Medicine 2005 140 1,426
Subspecialty of Sleep Medicine** 2007 104 1,503
Subspecialty of Vascular Neurology 2005 Exam offered in 2016 1,362

* Total includes lapsed certificates

** ABPN only

Maintenance of Certification Statistics

MOC Statistics as of December 31, 2015

Specialty/Subspecialty Year Recertification Began Examination Pass Rate Total MOC Examinations Administered as of December 31, 2015
Psychiatry MOC 2002 99% 11,100
Neurology MOC 2002 99% 4,555
Child Neurology MOC 2003 98% 562
Addiction Psychiatry MOC 2002 93% 1,183
Child and Adolescent Psychiatry MOC 2004 99% 1,965
Clinical Neurophysiology MOC 2001 96% 1,139
Forensic Psychiatry MOC 2003 95% 1,067
Geriatric Psychiatry MOC 2000 95% 1,935
Neurodevelopmental Disabilities MOC 2010 100% 25
Pain Medicine MOC 2008 87% 94
Psychosomatic Medicine MOC 2014 91% 217
Sleep Medicine MOC 2015 100% 2
Vascular Neurology MOC 2014 95% 148

 

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