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Facts and Statistics

Initial Certification Statistics

Certificates issued through December 31, 2021

Specialty/Subspecialty Year Certification Began Certificates Issued in 2021 Total Certificates* Issued as of December 31, 2021
Psychiatry 1935 1,844 68,139
Neurology 1935 796 23,043
Neurology with Special Qualification in Child Neurology 1968 147 3,276
Neuropsychiatry 1935 Last certificate awarded in 1959 824
Subspecialty of Addiction Psychiatry 1993 Exam offered in 2022 2,806
Subspecialty of Brain Injury Medicine** 2014 Exam offered in 2022 206
Subspecialty of Child and Adolescent Psychiatry 1959 432 12,180
Subspecialty of Clinical Neurophysiology 1992 209 3,470
Subspecialty of Consultation-Liaison Psychiatry 2005 160 1,866
Subspecialty of Epilepsy 2013 Exam offered in 2022 2,045
Subspecialty of Forensic Psychiatry 1994 143 2,675
Subspecialty of Geriatric Psychiatry 1991 Exam offered in 2022 3,638
Subspecialty of Hospice and Palliative Medicine**† 2008 0 160
Subspecialty of Neurocritical Care** 2021 332 332
Subspecialty of Neurodevelopmental Disabilities** 2001 11 107
Subspecialty of Neuromuscular Medicine** 2008 Exam offered in 2022 976
Subspecialty of Pain Medicine** 2000 20 418
Subspecialty of Sleep Medicine** 2007 47 1,701
Subspecialty of Vascular Neurology 2005 Exam offered in 2022 1,969

* Total includes lapsed certificates

** ABPN diplomates only

† ABPN issued certificates in Hospice and Palliative medicine (HPM) from 2008-2021. In 2022, HPM certificates issued by ABPN were transitioned to the American Board of Internal Medicine (ABIM) for initial certification and continuing certification.

Continuing Certification/MOC Statistics

CC/MOC Examinations administered through December 31, 2021

Specialty/Subspecialty Year Recertification Began Examination Pass Rate Examinations Passed as of December 31, 2021 Examinations Administered as of December 31, 2021
Psychiatry CC/MOC 2002 98% 17,335 17,620
Neurology CC/MOC 2002 97% 7,569 7,768
Child Neurology CC/MOC 2003 96% 954 994
Addiction Psychiatry CC/MOC 2002 93% 1,553 1,678
Child and Adolescent Psychiatry CC/MOC 2004 98% 3,207 3,261
Clinical Neurophysiology CC/MOC 2001 93% 1,700 1,827
Consultation-Liaison Psychiatry CC/MOC 2014 89% 620 698
Forensic Psychiatry CC/MOC 2003 94% 1,484 1,581
Geriatric Psychiatry CC/MOC 2000 95% 2,384 2,501
Hospice and Palliative Medicine CC/MOC*† 2008 86% 18 21
Neurodevelopmental Disabilities CC/MOC* 2010 91% 39 43
Neuromuscular Medicine CC/MOC* 2008 96% 221 231
Pain Medicine CC/MOC* 2008 86% 147 170
Sleep Medicine CC/MOC* 2015 89% 646 728
Vascular Neurology CC/MOC 2014 89% 700 788

* ABPN diplomates only

† ABPN issued certificates in Hospice and Palliative medicine (HPM) from 2008-2021. In 2022, HPM certificates issued by ABPN were transitioned to the American Board of Internal Medicine (ABIM) for initial certification and continuing certification.