September 17, 2020 (updated October 28, 2020)
Educational Grants Allow Diplomates Access to CME Resources from Select Professional Societies
The ABPN is pleased to announce that all ABPN diplomates, regardless of areas of subspecialty certification or society membership, will now have access to additional self-assessment and CME options from select professional societies at either typical member pricing or at no cost.
“During this most difficult time, it is more important than ever for physicians to maintain their ability to provide quality patient care. The ABPN is very pleased to be able to work with our professional societies to ensure that the needed CME resources are available to help ABPN diplomates maintain their competence,” said Larry R. Faulkner, MD, ABPN President and CEO.
Through unrestricted educational grants from the ABPN, the following societies have posted or will post additional information on how diplomates can access these activities in order to earn additional credits. Diplomates can also visit the individual society website directly.
If needed for access to the self-assessment and CME options listed below, diplomates can find their certificate number within the ABPN verifyCERT® database system.
Please continue to check this page periodically for updates and links to additional options.
|Professional society||Status||Link to more information|
|Academy of Consultation-Liaison Psychiatry (ACLP)||ABPN Diplomates can register for CLP 2020 — November 12-13, 2020 — at ACLP member rates||
ABPN Diplomates must use the promo code DIPLOMATE2020 during registration
|American Academy of Addiction Psychiatry (AAAP)||ABPN diplomates pay discounted rate for AAAP self-assessment CME activities|
|American Academy of Psychiatry and the Law (AAPL)||ABPN Diplomates can register for the 2020 Annual Meeting — October 17-18 and October 24-25, 2020 — at the member rate|
|American Association for Geriatric Psychiatry (AAGP)||CME/CE Educational Webinar Series offered to physicians and other medical professionals||Link to Online CME webpage on the AAGP website|
|American Association of Neuromuscular and Electrodiagnostic Medicine (AANEM)||Members and nonmembers pay the same fee for the 2020 Virtual Annual Meeting content||Link to Annual Meeting page|
|American Clinical Neurophysiology Society (ACNS)||Coming Soon|
|American Epilepsy Society (AES)||More information in early December|
|Child Neurology Society (CNS)||ABPN board certified neurologists who are not CNS or ICNA members are eligible to register at CNS Active Member rates for the 2020 Virtual CNS-ICNA Conjoint Meeting, October 13-23, 2020|
|Neurocritical Care Society (NCS)||More information in early November|
August 11, 2020
Taking an Exam at a Pearson VUE Test Center Soon?
Read our Guidelines and FAQ about precautions being taken to protect the health and safety of test takers.
June 11, 2020 (updated June 24, 2020)
Update for Candidates for September and October 2020 Specialty and Subspecialty Initial Certification Exams
During these challenging times, the ABPN is working with Pearson VUE and monitoring test center availability for all Fall 2020 exams on a continuous basis. At this time, the ABPN does not plan to make any changes to the Fall Exam Schedule.
Pearson VUE is closely monitoring the situation and making test center operation decisions in accordance with local laws. View Pearson VUE’s Coronavirus Test Delivery Information page for more information. Please note that some Pearson VUE test centers are operating at limited capacity to comply with social distancing requirements in certain areas to provide a safe testing experience. Pearson VUE customer service is also experiencing high call volumes.
Once scheduling is open for your exam, ABPN suggests that you try to schedule your appointment using your personal Pearson web account, as telephone wait times have been longer than usual. If you are unable to schedule a testing appointment within 50 miles of the address in your Folios account during the regular testing window, please email ABPN at email@example.com and we will be happy to assist you.
Individual detailed scheduling information for the Fall 2020 Initial Certification Exams will be emailed to candidates on these dates:
|Exam||Scheduling Information Emailed||Exam Scheduling Begins|
|Psychiatry Certification||July 7, 2020||July 9, 2020|
|Child and Adolescent Psychiatry Certification||July 7, 2020||July 9, 2020|
|Neurology Certification||July 7, 2020||July 16, 2020|
|Child Neurology Certification||July 7, 2020||July 16, 2020|
|Addiction Psychiatry Certification||August 13, 2020||August 17, 2020|
|Geriatric Psychiatry Certification||August 13, 2020||August 17, 2020|
|Epilepsy Certification||August 20, 2020||August 24, 2020|
|Neuromuscular Medicine Certification||August 20, 2020||August 24, 2020|
|Vascular Neurology Certification||August 20, 2020||August 24, 2020|
Thank you for your patience with exam scheduling. We will keep candidates informed of any changes via email so please be sure your most recent email address is listed in your Physician Folios account.
May 13, 2020
April 16, 2020
April 13, 2020
ABPN Announces Flexibility with Continuing Certification Requirements for our Diplomates
The ABPN is announcing additional support for our diplomates during this difficult time. Effective immediately, the Continuing Certification requirements have been updated to add more flexibility to the Continuing Certification (CC)/MOC Program. ABPN will provide the following options if a diplomate is unable to sit for their scheduled Continuing Certification (CC)/MOC exam in 2020 or complete CC/MOC activity requirements in 2020 due to the current healthcare crisis:
For those diplomates who have certificates expiring in 2020:
We want to reassure our diplomates that their certification status will not be negatively impacted by this healthcare crisis. The ABPN remains committed to supporting you and thanks you for all that you do to care for your patients and for each other.
April 2, 2020 Announcements
March 27, 2020 Announcements
March 18, 2020
From ABPN President and CEO Larry Faulkner, MD
ABPN senior leadership has been actively monitoring the events and circumstances surrounding the spread of COVID-19 and the impact on our candidates, diplomates, and volunteers. After several large medical institutions announced domestic travel bans and acknowledging the uncertainty of an evolving level of public concern, extremely difficult decisions had to be made that resulted in the postponement and cancellation of some planned events.
We appreciate your patience during this chaotic time. We will continue to carefully evaluate the situation as it evolves.
As of today:
We want everyone to be aware that their certification status will not be negatively impacted by this healthcare crisis. We will continue to post updates on this page.
We are committed to supporting you during these challenging times and thank you for all that you do to care for your patients and for each other.
Larry R. Faulkner, MD
President and CEO
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