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Facts and Statistics

Initial Certification Statistics

Certificates issued through December 31, 2020

Specialty/Subspecialty Year Certification Began Certificates Issued in 2020 Total Certificates* Issued as of December 31, 2020
Psychiatry 1935 1,504 66,295
Neurology 1935 790 22,247
Neurology with Special Qualification in Child Neurology 1968 128 3,129
Neuropsychiatry 1935 Last certificate awarded in 1959 824
Subspecialty of Addiction Psychiatry 1993 141 2,806
Subspecialty of Brain Injury Medicine** 2014 44 206
Subspecialty of Child and Adolescent Psychiatry 1959 395 11,748
Subspecialty of Clinical Neurophysiology 1992 Exam offered in 2021 3,261
Subspecialty of Consultation-Liaison Psychiatry 2005 Exam offered in 2021 1,706
Subspecialty of Epilepsy 2013 199 2,045
Subspecialty of Forensic Psychiatry 1994 Exam offered in 2021 2,532
Subspecialty of Geriatric Psychiatry 1991 81 3,638
Subspecialty of Hospice and Palliative Medicine** 2008 16 160
Subspecialty of Neurodevelopmental Disabilities** 2001 Exam offered in 2021 96
Subspecialty of Neuromuscular Medicine** 2008 110 976
Subspecialty of Pain Medicine** 2000 12 398
Subspecialty of Sleep Medicine** 2007 Exam offered in 2021 1,654
Subspecialty of Vascular Neurology 2005 223 1,969

* Total includes lapsed certificates

** ABPN diplomates only

Continuing Certification/MOC Statistics

CC/MOC Examinations administered through December 31, 2020

Specialty/Subspecialty Year Recertification Began Examination Pass Rate Examinations Passed as of December 31, 2020 Examinations Administered as of December 31, 2020
Psychiatry CC/MOC 2002 98% 17,112 17,386
Neurology CC/MOC 2002 98% 7,479 7,664
Child Neurology CC/MOC 2003 96% 946 983
Addiction Psychiatry CC/MOC 2002 93% 1,537 1,661
Child and Adolescent Psychiatry CC/MOC 2004 98% 3,187 3,238
Clinical Neurophysiology CC/MOC 2001 93% 1,651 1,769
Consultation-Liaison Psychiatry CC/MOC 2014 89% 608 685
Forensic Psychiatry CC/MOC 2003 94% 1,451 1,542
Geriatric Psychiatry CC/MOC 2000 95% 2,346 2,459
Hospice and Palliative Medicine CC/MOC 2008 85% 17 20
Neurodevelopmental Disabilities CC/MOC 2010 90% 37 41
Neuromuscular Medicine CC/MOC 2008 95% 204 214
Pain Medicine CC/MOC 2008 84% 137 163
Sleep Medicine CC/MOC 2015 89% 579 652
Vascular Neurology CC/MOC 2014 89% 672 755