Facts and Statistics

Initial Certification Statistics

Certificates issued through December 31, 2019

Specialty/Subspecialty Year Certification Began Certificates Issued in 2019 Total Certificates* Issued as of December 31, 2019
Psychiatry 1935 1,595 64,791
Neurology 1935 743 21,457
Neurology with Special Qualification in Child Neurology 1968 132 3,001
Neuropsychiatry 1935 Last certificate awarded in 1959 824
Subspecialty of Addiction Psychiatry 1993 Exam offered in 2020 2,665
Subspecialty of Brain Injury Medicine** 2014 Exam offered in 2020 162
Subspecialty of Child and Adolescent Psychiatry 1959 444 11,353
Subspecialty of Clinical Neurophysiology 1992 226 3,261
Subspecialty of Consultation-Liaison Psychiatry 2005 143 1,706
Subspecialty of Epilepsy 2013 Exam offered in 2020 1,846
Subspecialty of Forensic Psychiatry 1994 145 2,532
Subspecialty of Geriatric Psychiatry 1991 Exam offered in 2020 3,557
Subspecialty of Hospice and Palliative Medicine** 2008 Exam offered in 2020 144
Subspecialty of Neurodevelopmental Disabilities** 2001 9 96
Subspecialty of Neuromuscular Medicine** 2008 Exam offered in 2020 866
Subspecialty of Pain Medicine** 2000 18 386
Subspecialty of Sleep Medicine** 2007 74 1,654
Subspecialty of Vascular Neurology 2005 Exam offered in 2020 1,746

* Total includes lapsed certificates

** ABPN diplomates only

Maintenance of Certification Statistics

MOC Examinations administered through December 31, 2019

Specialty/Subspecialty Year Recertification Began Examination Pass Rate Examinations Passed as of December 31, 2019 Examinations Administered as of December 31, 2019
Psychiatry MOC 2002 99% 16,809 17,058
Neurology MOC 2002 98% 7,335 7,498
Child Neurology MOC 2003 97% 935 970
Addiction Psychiatry MOC 2002 93% 1,510 1,629
Child and Adolescent Psychiatry MOC 2004 99% 3,128 3,174
Clinical Neurophysiology MOC 2001 94% 1,618 1,728
Consultation-Liaison Psychiatry MOC 2014 88% 589 663
Forensic Psychiatry MOC 2003 95% 1,426 1,513
Geriatric Psychiatry MOC 2000 95% 2,302 2,413
Hospice and Palliative Medicine MOC 2008 82% 11 14
Neurodevelopmental Disabilities MOC 2010 89% 37 41
Neuromuscular Medicine MOC 2008 98% 187 197
Pain Medicine MOC 2008 84% 131 154
Sleep Medicine MOC 2015 94% 524 587
Vascular Neurology MOC 2014 92% 641 716

 

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