Pediatric Emergency Medicine

Dates and Fees

Maintaining Pediatric Emergency Medicine Certification

Emergency Medicine (EM) physicians certified in Pediatric Emergency Medicine are not required to maintain their EM certification, but must participate in each component of a Pediatric Emergency Medicine MOC Program to maintain valid certification.

Personal Page

EM physicians certified in Pediatric Emergency Medicine have an ABEM Personal Page, a secure portal used to perform tasks related to the Pediatric Emergency Medicine MOC program.

Sign in to your ABEM Personal Page

Sign in to:

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

To renew certification, clinically active physicians must meet all Pediatric Emergency Medicine continuing certification requirements. Clinically inactive physicians must meet all ABEM continuing certification requirements except IMP. Requirements of the Pediatric Emergency Medicine continuing certifiction process are being phased in, so individual requirements may vary.

Requirements by Certification End Date

Pediatric Emergency Medicine-certified physicians must meet one or more Pediatric Emergency Medicine certification requirements before reaching their five-year deadline. To regain status, they must make up missed requirements before the end of their ten-year certification period.

Pediatric Emergency Medicine MOC Examination

Exam Process

The Pediatric Emergency Medicine MOC Examination is offered twice each year, in the spring and fall.


The Pediatric Emergency Medicine MOC Examination is open to physicians who are or who have been certified in Pediatric Emergency Medicine.


To register for the Pediatric Emergency Medicine MOC Examination, ABEM candidates must complete the current year’s MOC Examination registration form, which is available from the ABEM office. The following must be submitted for registration to be complete:

  • Completed and signed current-year 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 application 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. 


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

Taking the Exam

The Pediatric Emergency Medicine MOC Examination is a four-hour, computer-based, multiple choice question examination, consisting of approximately 200 questions. The exam is delivered in two timed sections, with each section two hours in length. There are no scheduled breaks during the examination, but candidates may take breaks. However, the examination clock will continue to run.

Content Specifications

The exam outline is available on the ABP website.


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

Regaining Certification

Pediatric Emergency Medicine-certified physicians who lose their certification will have the opportunity to get it back. Please contact ABEM at 517-332-4800, option 4, or for more information.