Medical Toxicology Cognitive Expertise Examination

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  • Medical Toxicology Cognitive Expertise Examination

Cognitive Expertise Examination

Medical Toxicology–certified physicians must pass Medical Toxicology Cognitive Expertise Examination in years 6-10 of certification to renew their Medical Toxicology certification. The examination is a secure, comprehensive, open-book examination administered online. 

Quick Facts

  • The Medical Toxicology Cognitive Expertise Examination will be remotely administered in an open-book format. Physicians may use any outside resources of their choosing while taking the examination.
  • The exam contains approximately 300 single-best-answer, standard multiple choice questions.
  • Candidates MUST NOT collaborate with one another while taking the examination.
  • Candidates are prohibited from recording or divulging exam content and violating ABEM’s copyright.
  • ABEM will be actively monitoring the internet, social media, etc., for copyright violations.
  • Technical support will be available 24/7 during the administration window
  • Minimum system requirements
    • Windows: Windows 8.1 or higher
    • Mac: Mac OS Sierra 10.12
    • iPad: iOS 13 (on iPad 5th generation or newer, iPad Air 2 or newer, iPad Pro)
    • The most recent version of one of the following browsers:
      • Chrome1
      • Edge1
      • Firefox1
      • Safari 11.0
      1 Chrome, Edge, and Firefox support are limited to the current version plus one previous version due to forced automatic updates.

    • NOTE:
      • Tablets (other than iPads as noted above) are not supported

To best prepare and plan for the MedTox Cognitive Expertise Examination, please review the following sections:

Getting Started
Before the Exam
At the Exam
Exam Content
Results & Scoring

These sections will provide you with the information you need to prepare for and take the MedTox Cognitive Expertise Examination.