February 23, 2012, Online, US/Canadian Training Programs
February 27, 2012, Online, overseas programs
MOC-D/Recertification Examination - New Dates for 2011!
Feb. 10-19, 2012 (excluding Sunday), at a Pearson Vue testing center
near you (deadline for applications: Sept. 13, 2011)
Sept. 19-24, 2012, at a Pearson Vue testing center near you
(deadline for applications: March 14, 2011)
Certifying Examination: (Deadline for applications: March 1)
July 18-21, 2012, Tampa, Florida
July 25-28, 2012, 2010, Tampa, Florida
Subspecialty Certification Examination in Dermatopathology:
(Deadline for applications: May 15)
September 12, 2012, Tampa, Florida
Subspecialty Certification Examination in Pediatric
Dermatology: (Deadline for applications: April 1)
October 18, 2011 - Prometric testing centers
Next examination in 2012; date to be determined
time-limited certificates may apply to take the recertification examination any
year in which it is offered. However, for formal
(official) completion of the Recertification Process, candidates must take
either of the 3 recertification examinations that immediately precede the
expiration of their time-limited certificate. In other
words, a diplomate will only be granted a new ten-year certificate after passing
the recertification examination in year 8, 9, or 10 of his/her ten-year cycle.
lifetime certification may elect to pursue voluntary recertification in any year
the examination is offered. We are beginning to see the
first practical steps taken by insurers to link reimbursement to participation
in maintenance of certification (MOC) programs. Additionally, the Federation of
State Medical Boards is preliminarily considering linking licensure to
participation in MOC. Any questions or correspondence relating to the
recertification process or maintenance of certification process should be
directed to the Executive Director of the American Board of Dermatology.
who require a proctored recertification examination prior to 2010 to satisfy
state medical licensure requirements, may elect to take a shortened version of
the certifying examination of the Board administered annually in August.
Contact the Board office for further details.