Facts and Statistics

Initial Certification Statistics

Certificates issued through December 31, 2017

Specialty/Subspecialty Year Certification Began Certificates Issued in 2017 Total Certificates* Issued as of December 31, 2017
Psychiatry 1935 1,447 61,718
Neurology 1935 688 20,003
Neurology with special qualification in Child Neurology 1968 118 2,738
Neuropsychiatry 1935 Last certificate awarded in 1959 824
Subspecialty of Addiction Psychiatry 1993 Exam offered in 2018 2,515
Subspecialty of Brain Injury Medicine** 2014 Exam offered in 2018 100
Subspecialty of Child and Adolescent Psychiatry 1959 428 10,502
Subspecialty of Clinical Neurophysiology 1992 210 3,035
Subspecialty of Consultation-Liaison Psychiatry (formerly Psychosomatic Medicine) 2005 139 1,563
Subspecialty of Epilepsy 2013 345 1,555
Subspecialty of Forensic Psychiatry 1994 132 2,387
Subspecialty of Geriatric Psychiatry 1991 Exam offered in 2018 3,465
Subspecialty of Hospice and Palliative Medicine** 2008 Exam offered in 2018 127
Subspecialty of Neurodevelopmental Disabilities** 2001 5 87
Subspecialty of Neuromuscular Medicine** 2008 Exam offered in 2018 779
Subspecialty of Pain Medicine** 2000 9 356
Subspecialty of Sleep Medicine** 2007 78 1,580
Subspecialty of Vascular Neurology 2005 Exam offered in 2018 1,537

* Total includes lapsed certificates

** ABPN diplomates only

Maintenance of Certification Statistics

MOC Examinations administered through December 31, 2017

Specialty/Subspecialty Year Recertification Began Examination Pass Rate Total MOC Examinations Administered as of December 31, 2017
Psychiatry MOC 2002 99% 14,645
Neurology MOC 2002 99% 6,050
Child Neurology MOC 2003 97% 782
Addiction Psychiatry MOC 2002 93% 1,465
Child and Adolescent Psychiatry MOC 2004 99% 2,669
Clinical Neurophysiology MOC 2001 95% 1,434
Consultation-Liaison Psychiatry MOC (formerly Psychosomatic Medicine MOC) 2014 89% 415
Forensic Psychiatry MOC 2003 95% 1,280
Geriatric Psychiatry MOC 2000 95% 2,255
Hospice and Palliative Medicine MOC 2008 67% 3
Neurodevelopmental Disabilities MOC 2010 91% 33
Neuromuscular Medicine MOC 2008 100% 13
Pain Medicine MOC 2008 85% 130
Sleep Medicine MOC 2015 95% 229
Vascular Neurology MOC 2014 93% 323

 

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