They further agree that they will not reconstruct assessment content from memory, by dictation, or by any other means or otherwise discuss assessment content with others. We are here to help! Once passed, a physician's next assessment due date will be 10 years from the last pass, even if that pass was during the grace period year. **Paid directly to ACC for access to all CME learning content plus the option to participate in the CMP. Each year, the CMP will focus on approximately 20% of the field. email (if you can provide documentation in digital form; e.g., pdf). If you are in a grace period and you have questions, please contact the ABIM directly. ABIM Contact Information: Guidelines and Examples of Accurate Statements of Certification (pdf). If a physician declines to appeal a recommended sanction, the recommended sanction determined by the CCC shall become the final decision of ABIM. Congenital Heart Disease and Pediatric Cardiology, Invasive Cardiovascular Angiography and Intervention, Pulmonary Hypertension and Venous Thromboembolism, CardioSource Plus for Institutions and Practices, Nuclear Cardiology and Cardiac CT Meeting on Demand, Annual Scientific Session and Related Events, ACC Quality Improvement for Institutions Program, National Cardiovascular Data Registry (NCDR), Accommodation For Test Takers With Disabilities, Congenital Heart Disease and     Pediatric Cardiology, Invasive Cardiovascular Angiography    and Intervention, Pulmonary Hypertension and Venous     Thromboembolism, Yes – educational text, presentations, and 600+ practice questions. ABIM candidates and diplomates for Board Certification and Maintenance of Certification must possess a permanent, valid, unrestricted and unchallenged medical license in the United States, its territories or Canada. In any such research, ABIM will not identify specific individuals, hospitals or practice associations.

ABIM's counsel may ask questions of the physician, the physician’s counsel, and any witnesses. Diplomates with expired time-limited certification or those whose certification is suspended or revoked may not claim ABIM Board Certification and must revise all descriptions of their qualifications accordingly. At an appeal hearing, the physician and/or the physician's counsel may present information and, subject to the Appeal Panel's discretion, witnesses.

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In 2022 and beyond, you must. In that case, you have another chance to take an assessment two years later.

Please keep in mind that if you want two chances to pass, you must participate in either the first or second Performance Assessment. Suite 1700 See the full list of policies and procedures. With respect to ABIM's Maintenance of Certification (MOC) products, including its medical knowledge modules and ABIM PIMs Practice Improvement Modules®, candidates agree that they will not copy, reproduce or make any adaptations of such materials in any manner; and will not assist someone else in the infringement or misuse of these or any other ABIM-copyrighted works. All candidates/diplomates agree to be bound by ABIM's policies and procedures for certification, some of which are listed below. Candidates acknowledge and agree that examination performance and milestones data may be shared by and between ABIM and ACGME. The foregoing sanction and appeal procedures shall apply to matters arising on or after July 1, 2013. One reason for the waiting period is that ABIM analyzes and evaluates each exam to ensure that the results are reliable. A diplomate who has a suspended, revoked or surrendered license in one or more jurisdictions but who continues to hold a valid license in another jurisdiction – or a diplomate whose license in any jurisdiction has been restricted – may be subject to disciplinary sanctions, including the suspension or revocation of the physician's Board Certification. The decision of the majority of an Appeal Panel shall be the final decision of ABIM. You do not have to pass CMP SAPs that are"no consequences" in 2020/2021; as long as you fully participate in the CMP, including taking the performance assessment, you will be considered as meeting your assessment requirement: "No consequences" doesn't mean you can skip the assessment. To change your name, or to correct the spelling of your name, you must notify ABIM in writing. ABIM investigates all reports of irregular or improper activity. With the exception of the 2020/2021 CMP extension, you have to do something EVERY YEAR to maintain your certification via the CMP – spend 7 hours engaging in the topic(s), achieve a score of 70% or better on the practice questions for the topic(s), and pass the Performance Assessment.

Providing false or misleading information could result in disciplinary action by ABIM, including certification revocation and reporting of misrepresentation to state medical licensing boards. At ABIM we are actively monitoring the ongoing spread of coronavirus (COVID-19) and will post regular updates about any changes to scheduled assessments. Such notification shall: (1) advise the physician that the ABIM Credentials and Certification Committee (“CCC”) will determine on behalf of ABIM, no fewer than 45 days after the date of the notice, whether to recommend any disciplinary sanction; (2) summarize the evidence in ABIM's possession; (3) include copies of any documentary evidence in ABIM's possession; (4) provide the physician an opportunity to make a written submission to the CCC; (5) disclose the policy(ies) and/or procedure(s) pursuant to which ABIM may recommend a sanction, and the possible sanction(s); (6) advise the physician that the failure to respond timely to the notice may be considered unprofessional and weighed against the physician by the CCC; and (7) advise the physician that if the CCC recommends a sanction, the physician would have a right of appeal with an in-person or telephonic hearing before a panel designated by ABIM's Board of Directors. Be sure to check your ABIM physician portal to see your specific circumstance. What is the total cost to participate in the CMP? Immediate preliminary score; final score within 30 days. For example, power failures, hardware and software problems, human errors or weather problems may interfere with some part of the examination process. At ABIM we are actively monitoring the ongoing spread of coronavirus (COVID-19) and will post regular updates about any changes to scheduled assessments. Click on each step below to learn more.

In no circumstance will ABIM reduce its standards as a means of correcting a problem in examination administration. During each one-week window, you may take the Performance Assessment ONCE at your convenience any time of day or night. Irregular or improper behavior in examinations that is observed, made apparent by data forensics or statistical analysis, or uncovered by other means will be considered a subversion of the certification process and will constitute grounds for invalidation of an individual's examination and subject the individual to disciplinary sanctions, including suspension or revocation of Board Certification or eligibility to participate in Board Certification or Maintenance of Certification processes. Because the CMP for 2020 has been extended into 2021, Performance Assessments will be spread across the two years. A grace period occurs when you fail an assessment in the year you were due but have met all your other MOC requirements. Diplomates in this category should check with ABIM for specific actions and to note the dates when exams are offered. This includes descriptions in curriculum vitae, advertisements, publications, directories and letterheads.