Facts and Statistics

ABPN Commonly Used Acronyms and Terms

Initial Certification Statistics

Certification statistics through December 31, 2014

Specialty/Subspecialty Year Certification Began Certificates Issued in 2014 Total Certificates* Issued as of December 31, 2014
Psychiatry 1935 1,888 57, 314
Neurology 1935 654 17,981
Neurology with special qualification in Child Neurology 1968 116 2,384
Neuropsychiatry 1935 Last certificate awarded in 1969 827
Subspecialty of Addiction Psychiatry 1993 143 2,349
Subspecialty of Brain Injury Medicine** 2014 53 53
Subspecialty of Child and Adolescent Psychiatry 1959 498 9,126
Subspecialty of Clinical Neurophysiology 1992 Exam offered in 2015 2,556
Subspecialty of Epilepsy 2013 248 725
Subspecialty of Forensic Psychiatry 1994 Exam offered in 2015 2,125
Subspecialty of Geriatric Psychiatry 1991 131 3,329
Subspecialty of Hospice and Palliative Medicine** 2008 6 110
Subspecialty of Neurodevelopmental Disabilities** 2001 Exam offered in 2015 77
Subspecialty of Neuromuscular Medicine** 2008 78 700
Subspecialty of Pain Medicine** 2000 8 313
Subspecialty of Psychosomatic Medicine 2005 Exam offered in 2015 1,286
Subspecialty of Sleep Medicine** 2007 Exam offered in 2015 1,399
Subspecialty of Vascular Neurology 2005 193 1,362

* Total includes lapsed certificates

** ABPN only

Maintenance of Certification Statistics

MOC Statistics as of December 31, 2014

Specialty/Subspecialty Year Recertification Began Examination Pass Rate Total Number Recertified as of December 31, 2014
Psychiatry MOC 2002 99% 9,676
Neurology MOC 2002 99% 3,873
Child Neurology MOC 2003 98% 497
Addiction Psychiatry MOC 2002 93% 1,129
Child and Adolescent Psychiatry MOC 2004 99% 1,704
Clinical Neurophysiology MOC 2001 96% 1,027
Forensic Psychiatry MOC 2003 96% 977
Geriatric Psychiatry MOC 2000 95% 1,825
Neurodevelopmental Disabilities MOC 2010 100% 22
Pain Medicine MOC 2008 87% 80
Psychosomatic Medicine MOC 2014 94% 31
Vascular Neurology MOC 2014 100% 21

 

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