Facts and Statistics

Initial Certification Statistics

Certificates issued through December 31, 2018

Specialty/Subspecialty Year Certification Began Certificates Issued in 2018 Total Certificates* Issued as of December 31, 2018
Psychiatry 1935 1,478 63,196
Neurology 1935 711 20,714
Neurology with Special Qualification in Child Neurology 1968 131 2,869
Neuropsychiatry 1935 Last certificate awarded in 1959 824
Subspecialty of Addiction Psychiatry 1993 150 2,665
Subspecialty of Brain Injury Medicine** 2014 62 162
Subspecialty of Child and Adolescent Psychiatry 1959 407 10,909
Subspecialty of Clinical Neurophysiology 1992 Exam offered in 2019 3,035
Subspecialty of Consultation-Liaison Psychiatry 2005 Exam offered in 2019 1,563
Subspecialty of Epilepsy 2011 291 1,846
Subspecialty of Forensic Psychiatry 1994 Exam offered in 2019 2,387
Subspecialty of Geriatric Psychiatry 1991 92 3,557
Subspecialty of Hospice and Palliative Medicine** 2008 17 144
Subspecialty of Neurodevelopmental Disabilities** 2001 Exam offered in 2019 87
Subspecialty of Neuromuscular Medicine** 2008 87 866
Subspecialty of Pain Medicine** 2000 12 368
Subspecialty of Sleep Medicine** 2007 Exam offered in 2019 1,580
Subspecialty of Vascular Neurology 2005 209 1,746

* Total includes lapsed certificates

** ABPN diplomates only

Maintenance of Certification Statistics

MOC Examinations administered through December 31, 2018

Specialty/Subspecialty Year Recertification Began Examination Pass Rate Examinations Passed as of December 31, 2018 Examinations Administered as of December 31, 2018
Psychiatry MOC 2002 99% 16,245 16,460
Neurology MOC 2002 98% 7,090 7,213
Child Neurology MOC 2003 97% 904 935
Addiction Psychiatry MOC 2002 93% 1,460 1,570
Child and Adolescent Psychiatry MOC 2004 99% 3,009 3,049
Clinical Neurophysiology MOC 2001 94% 1,474 1,563
Consultation-Liaison Psychiatry MOC 2014 88% 490 560
Forensic Psychiatry MOC 2003 95% 1,296 1,371
Geriatric Psychiatry MOC 2000 95% 2,253 2,362
Hospice and Palliative Medicine MOC 2008 82% 9 11
Neurodevelopmental Disabilities MOC 2010 89% 33 37
Neuromuscular Medicine MOC 2008 98% 123 126
Pain Medicine MOC 2008 84% 117 139
Sleep Medicine MOC 2015 94% 280 299
Vascular Neurology MOC 2014 92% 504 550

 

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