Anesthesiology Critical Care Medicine

Maintaining Anesthesiology Critical Care Medicine Certification

Emergency Medicine physicians certified in Anesthesiology Critical Care Medicine must participate in an ABEM-accepted continuing certification process and pass the ACCM MOC Examination every ten years. ABEM believes that physicians who continue to practice Emergency Medicine in addition to their subspecialty should continue to maintain their EM certification. 

Personal Page

ACCM-certified physicians perform tasks related to ABEM's continuing certification process through their ABEM Personal Page.

Sign in to your ABEM Personal Page

Log in to:

  • Learn your requirements and status
  • Provide medical licensure information
  • Review completed activities and LLSA test results
  • Review LLSA readings, as well as register for and take required LLSA tests
  • Attest to completion of IMP Practice Improvement activities

ACCM-certified physicians must meet one or more ABEM continuing certification requirements before reaching their five-year deadline. To regain "participating in continuing certification" status, they must make up missed requirements before the end of their ten-year certification period.

ACCM Recertification Exam

Exam Process

The Anesthesiology Critical Care Medicine MOC Examination is offered every year.

Eligibility

The Anesthesiology Critical Care Medicine MOC Examination is open to ACCM-certified physicians in years nine and ten of their certification cycle. Passing the examination early resets certification.

Register

To register for the Anethesioolgy MOC Examination, ACCM-certified physicians complete the current year’s MOC Examination registration form, which is available from the ABEM office.

The following must be submitted for an application to be complete:

  • Completed and signed current-year ACCM MOC Examination registration form
  • Additional items included in the materials or referred to in the registration form instructions, if applicable
  • Registration fee and examination fee in U.S. funds

The registration fee is an administrative fee that covers the cost of reviewing and authorizing the exam registration and submitting that authorization to the board administering the exam, and cannot be refunded.

By signing the registration form, physicians give ABEM permission to verify information submitted.

ABEM emails a receipt when the registration and examination fees are received, and a notification when the examination authorization has been sent to the administering board.

Scheduling

Physicians will receive information about how to schedule an appointment to take the exam.

Taking the Exam

The Anesthesiology Critical Care Medicine MOC Examination is an approximately four-hour, computer-based, single-best-answer, multiple choice exam consisting of approximately 200 questions.

Content Specifications

The exam outline and blueprinting for the Anesthesiology Critical Care Medicine MOC Examination is available on the ABA website.

Results

ABEM sends candidates the results of their examination in writing. Results are also posted online.

Regaining Certification

ACCM-certified physicians who lose their certification will have the opportunity to get it back. Please contact ABEM at 517-332-4800, ext. 387, or subspecialties@abem.org for more information.