MOCA® Part 3: Assessment of Knowledge, Judgment, and Skills

In the traditional MOCA program, the MOCA exam serves as the Assessment of Knowledge, Judgment, and Skills to demonstrate diplomates’ core knowledge every 10 years. It is a four-hour, computer-based exam with 200 multiple choice questions with a single best answer for each one. Diplomates are allowed to take the examination up to twice a year and can register for an exam through their online portal account.

Diplomates whose certification expired prior to Jan. 1, 2016 must take and pass the MOCA exam prior to registering for MOCA 2.0®.

2017 MOCA® Examination Registration

Exam Date: Registration Deadline:
Jan. 14 - 28, 2017 Nov. 30, 2016, 11:59 p.m. ET
July 8 - 22, 2017 May 31, 2017, 11:59 p.m. ET

2018 MOCA® Examination Registration

Exam Date: Registration Deadline:
Jan. 13 - 27, 2018 Nov. 30, 2017, 11:59 p.m. ET
July 14 - 28, 2018 May 31, 2018, 11:59 p.m. ET

There is a single fee of $2,100 that diplomates must pay for each 10-year MOCA cycle. This fee, due upon registration for the examination, covers the administration of the MOCA program for the entire 10-year period and one opportunity to take the exam. Diplomates who have previously paid the fee and taken the MOCA exam will pay a $800 re-examination fee.

 

Requesting a Nonstandard Examination

The ABA supports the intent of the Americans with Disabilities Act (ADA). To accommodate individuals with documented disabilities who demonstrate a need for accommodation, the ABA will make reasonable and appropriate modifications to its assessment programs that do not impose an undue burden on its programs or fundamentally alter the measurement of skills or knowledge that the programs are intended to test. The ABA requires that each individual requesting to take an exam under nonstandard conditions read the guidelines below and complete the Request for Examination Accommodation form below.

The ABA must receive all requests for the January exam by Sept. 15 of the year prior to the exam and all supporting documentation by Sept. 30 of the year prior to the exam. The ABA must receive all requests for the July exam by March 15 of the exam year and all supporting documentation by March 31 of the exam year.

 

Cancelling an Examination

If you need to cancel your exam, please notify the ABA office in writing as soon as possible.

There is a $500 fee to cancel an exam appointment. This fee must be submitted to the ABA with the cancellation letter at least one week prior to the first day of the exam administration week to retain the registration fee for the next exam administration.

A physician who misses a scheduled exam appointment because of an unavoidable or catastrophic event must submit a written request with explanation and documentation of the event. To retain the registration fee for the next exam appointment, the ABA must receive the request and the cancellation fee no later than three days after the exam date. If a scheduled appointment is missed for a reason that does not represent an unavoidable or catastrophic event, the physician will forfeit the registration fee.

A physician who misses an exam appointment and does not cancel the scheduled appointment will forfeit the registration fee.