|Application Materials for Forensic Psychiatry|
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Application Materials for Forensic Psychiatry
Initial Certification in Forensic Psychiatry
Maintenance of Certification in Forensic Psychiatry
MOC Combined Examinations
MOC Modular examinations allow the Diplomate to select either two or three specialty or subspecialty areas in which they are certified, and take one MOC combined examination instead of two or three separate MOC examinations.
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Applicants with Disabilities
Information for Applicants with Disabilities and Qualifications for Testing Accommodations
With the publication of the Diagnostic and Statistical Manual of Mental Disorders, Fifth Edition (DSM-5), the American Board of Psychiatry and Neurology (ABPN) will adapt its examination specifications and content to conform to DSM-5 classifications and diagnostic criteria for all of its computer-delivered certification and maintenance of certification (MOC) examinations according to the following timeline:
Written examinations administered in 2013 and 2014
Written examinations administered in 2015 and 2016
|Initial Certification in Forensic Psychiatry -- Return to top|
||January 3, 2013|
|Deadline||April 1, 2013|
|Late Application Deadline||June 1, 2013|
Late Application Fee
|Admission Materials Emailed||July 8, 2013|
|2013 Content Specifications||download|
|2013 Format and Scoring||download|
|Choice of Dates||October 15-18, 2013|
|Next Choice of Dates||October 13-16, 2015|
|Maintenance of Certification in Forensic Psychiatry -- Return to top|
||August 1, 2013|
|Deadline||November 1, 2013|
|Late Application Deadline||December 2, 2013|
Late Application Fee
|Admission Materials Emailed||February 3, 2014|
|2014 Content Specifications||download|
|2014 Format and Scoring||download|
|Choice of Dates||April 21-25, 2014|
|Next Choice of Dates||April 13-17, 2015|
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