Facts and Statistics

Initial Certification Statistics

Certificates issued through December 31, 2016

Specialty/Subspecialty Year Certification Began Certificates Issued in 2016 Total Certificates* Issued as of December 31, 2016
Psychiatry 1935 1,465 60,271
Neurology 1935 644 19,315
Neurology with special qualification in Child Neurology 1968 133 2,620
Neuropsychiatry 1935 Last certificate awarded in 1969 824
Subspecialty of Addiction Psychiatry 1993 166 2,515
Subspecialty of Brain Injury Medicine** 2014 47 100
Subspecialty of Child and Adolescent Psychiatry 1959 426 10,074
Subspecialty of Clinical Neurophysiology 1992 Exam offered in 2017 2,825
Subspecialty of Epilepsy 2013 477 1,210
Subspecialty of Forensic Psychiatry 1994 Exam offered in 2017 2,255
Subspecialty of Geriatric Psychiatry 1991 136 3,465
Subspecialty of Hospice and Palliative Medicine** 2008 17 127
Subspecialty of Neurodevelopmental Disabilities** 2001 Exam offered in 2017 82
Subspecialty of Neuromuscular Medicine** 2008 80 779
Subspecialty of Pain Medicine** 2000 15 347
Subspecialty of Psychosomatic Medicine 2005 Exam offered in 2017 1,424
Subspecialty of Sleep Medicine** 2007 Exam offered in 2017 1,502
Subspecialty of Vascular Neurology 2005 175 1,537

* Total includes lapsed certificates

** ABPN only

Maintenance of Certification Statistics

MOC Examinations administered through December 31, 2016

Specialty/Subspecialty Year Recertification Began Examination Pass Rate Total MOC Examinations Administered as of December 31, 2016
Psychiatry MOC 2002 99% 12,890
Neurology MOC 2002 99% 5,324
Child Neurology MOC 2003 97% 661
Addiction Psychiatry MOC 2002 93% 1,361
Child and Adolescent Psychiatry MOC 2004 99% 2,347
Clinical Neurophysiology MOC 2001 96% 1,283
Forensic Psychiatry MOC 2003 95% 1,200
Geriatric Psychiatry MOC 2000 95% 2,179
Neurodevelopmental Disabilities MOC 2010 93% 134
Pain Medicine MOC 2008 85% 124
Psychosomatic Medicine MOC 2014 85% 248
Sleep Medicine MOC 2015 100% 19
Vascular Neurology MOC 2014 94% 319

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