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Maintenance of Certification (MOC)

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2013 MOC: PQRS and the MOC Matters Website
Visit the MOC Matters Website to fulfill and document your 2013 MOC and PQRS requirements. It consists of the MOC: PQRS Attestation Module, the PQRS Registry Module and the Patient Experience of Care Survey Module. As an added feature, the freestanding Patient Survey Module is available to diplomates of all Member Boards, whether or not the diplomates are participating in MOC:PQRS. The Website also includes an updated MOC:PQRS Facts & FAQs.
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Application Materials for Psychiatry
Candidates can download application materials for their on-line examination and view other important information.

Each year the ABPN provides print publications for each examination that will be offered in the following year. These Information for Applicants publications contain our rules and regulations, requirements for admissions to examinations, examination procedures, specific training requirements, and content descriptions for the examination.

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Application Materials for Psychiatry

Initial Certification in Psychiatry
Initial Certification in Psychiatry Part I
Initial Certification in Psychiatry Part II
Maintenance of Certification in Psychiatry

MOC Combined Examinations
MOC Combined examinations allow the Diplomate to select either two or three specialty or subspecialty areas in which they are certified, and take one MOC combined examination instead of two or three separate MOC examinations.

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Applicants with Disabilities
Information for Applicants with Disabilities and Qualifications for Testing Accommodations
http://www.abpn.com/downloads/forms/adaform.pdf

DSM-5 Conversion
With the publication of the Diagnostic and Statistical Manual of Mental Disorders, Fifth Edition (DSM-5), the American Board of Psychiatry and Neurology (ABPN) will adapt its examination specifications and content to conform to DSM-5 classifications and diagnostic criteria for its computer-delivered certification and maintenance of certification examinations according to the following timeline:

Examinations administered in 2013 and 2014
Will continue to use DSM-IV-TR

Examinations administered in 2015 and 2016
Will use classifications and diagnostic criteria that have not changed from DSM-IV-TR to DSM-5

Examinations administered in 2017
Will use DSM-5 classifications and diagnostic criteria

Oral examinations will continue to conform to DSM-IV-TR.


Initial Certification in Psychiatry -- Return to top
For residents who entered residency training in Psychiatry ON OR AFTER JULY 1, 2007 (PGY-1) or JULY 1, 2008 (PGY-2)

Applications Available
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November 1, 2013
Applicants who have been entered into the ABPN preCERTŪ system by their training program may apply and pay online.
Deadline February 3, 2014
Late Application Deadline March 3, 2014
Application Fee
Examinaton Fee
Late Application Fee
$700
$1810
$500
Admission Materials Emailed June 9, 2014
2014 IFA download
2014 Content Specifications download
2013 Format and Scoring download
Choice of Dates September 15-16, 2014
Next Choice of Dates September 24-25, 2015
Examination Schedules download

Initial Certification in Psychiatry Part I -- Return to top
For residents who entered residency training BEFORE July 1, 2007 (PGY-1) or July 1, 2008 (PGY-2)

No application available Please contact Board office for more information
Deadline NA
Late Application Deadline NA
Application Fee
Examinaton Fee
Late Application Fee
NA
NA
NA
Admission Materials Emailed NA
2013 IFA download
2013 Content Ouline download
2013 Format and Scoring download
Choice of Dates NA
Examination Schedules download

Part II Oral Examinations for Certification in Psychiatry
Successful Part I candidates receive a notice of assignment to a Part II examination with a billing statement for the required examination fee. Scheduling for the Part II examination is done on a regional basis whenever feasible.
Note: The Board is not liable for candidate travel and/or other related expenses incurred as a result of the cancellation of an examination. See the current Information for Applicants (IFA) publication for complete information regarding Part II examinations.

Initial Certification in Psychiatry Part II (Oral Examination) -- Return to top
Choice of Dates September 26-28, 2014
Headquarters Hotel Renaissance Baltimore Harborplace
Location Baltimore, MD
Choice of Dates May 29-31, 2015
Headquarters Hotel Grand Hyatt Denver
Location Denver, CO
Choice of Dates September 25-27, 2015
Headquarters Hotel Portland Marriott Downtown Waterfront
Location Portland, OR
Examination Schedule download

Maintenance of Certification in Psychiatry -- Return to top
Applications Available
June 4, 2013
Deadline September 2, 2013
Late Application Deadline November 1, 2013
Application Fee
Examinaton Fee
Late Application Fee
$700
$800
$500
Admission Materials Emailed November 18, 2013
2014 IFA download
2014 Content Specifications download
2014 Format and Scoring download
Choice of Dates February 3-14, 2014
Next Choice of Dates February 9-13, 2015
Examination Schedule download



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