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NEW Article-Based Continuing Certification (ABCC) Pathway

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.

Steps to Enroll in ABCC
  • Diplomates can view individualized ABCC Pathway article assessment requirements and enroll in the ABCC Pathway through their Physician Portal/Folios account from November 15, 2021 to December 31, 2021.
  • If no assessment pathway has been chosen by January 1, 2022, then the ABCC Pathway will be the automatic assessment option for diplomates with an eligible active certificate(s).
  • ABCC article assessments open on January 15, 2022 and can be accessed through the secure ABPN Physician Portal.
  • More ABCC enrollment details will be included with the November 2021 Quarterly Update newsletter.
Latest ABCC News

Read details on the ABCC Pathway and other changes for 2021/2022.

Approved by the ABMS

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.