Medical Toxicology Cognitive Expertise Examination

The Medical Toxicology Cognitive Expertise Exam will be administered in an online, open-book format. 

The exam will be offered November 2-8, 2020. Review Frequently Asked Questions.

Dates and Fees

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 7 or higher
    • Mac: Mac OS X 10.13 or higher
    • The most recent version of one of the following browsers:
      • Chrome
      • Edge
      • Firefox
      • Internet Explorer
      • Safari
    • NOTE:
      • iPads and tablets 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.