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The new ABCC Pathway is an ongoing professional journal article-based assessment activity designed as an optional alternative to the current traditional 10-year recertification/CC examination. Beginning in 2022, the ABCC Pathway option will provide greater flexibility to ABPN diplomates for meeting their Continuing Certification Part III program requirement. The pathway option for continuing certification will be available to all diplomates beginning with the 2022 ABPN assessments and exams.
This option will be offered for all ABPN specialties and subspecialties, except for Neurocritical Care, which will be added in 2025. At the same time, the traditional Continuing Certification (CC/MOC) computerized examination will continue to be offered. See our announcement for more information.
Read details on the ABCC Pathway and other changes for 2021/2022.
ABPN provides resources both for diplomates who are new to the journal article-based assessment and those who have participated in the MOC Part III Pilot Project:
There will be an open enrollment period from November 15, 2021 to December 31, 2021 for current Continuing Certification (CC) diplomates to choose an assessment option (ABCC or the 10-year CC/MOC Exam).
Diplomates can learn more about the new ABCC Pathway and become familiar with the newly designed Physician Portal/Folios during the enrollment period. All active diplomates in the Continuing Certification Program who do not select an option will be automatically assigned to the ABCC Pathway.
View Frequently Asked Questions about these topics:
Read the full Frequently Asked Questions document.
In October 2020, the American Board of Medical Specialties (ABMS) approved the ABPN Article Assessment Pathway as a permanent alternative to the 10-year Continuing Certification (CC/MOC) examination. See our announcement for more information.
Please verify and update your contact information in your ABPN Physician Portal/Folios account.