In-Service Examination
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2019 ACPM In-Service Examination Information 

August 1 - 31, 2019

(Registration for 2019 In-Service Exam is CLOSED) 

  • The price for the exam is $150 per resident 
  • The exam will be administered via the internet 
  • The examination period is August 1-31, 2019 
  • Programs may determine exam logistics, and may administer during different times/days 
    • If scheduling during different times/days, scheduling in the same week is preferred 
  • Programs must agree to provide a proctor 
  • Results will not be returned until payment is received
  • Exam access information, including URL and resident-specific login, will be emailed to contact person shortly before the examination period


The ACPM In-Service Examination is administered annually every August. This exam enables program directors and residents to determine if there are specific areas where more study and experience are needed. It can also be a tool for programs to evaluate the training they provide compared to that provided at other programs. This voluntary exam also allows residents to compare themselves with others at the same level nationally.

The exam’s 110 questions are written in a "one best response" format, and residents are given 2 1/4 hours to complete the exam.

Though not intended to be an examination preparation tool, the In-service Exam can be a gauge of how well residents are being trained and prepared for the content of the Board examination. It is designed for residents in all specialty areas of Preventive Medicine. The material covered in the exam relates to the core (morning) portion of the American Board of Preventive Medicine (ABPM) certification exam. In August 2018, 433 residents from 74 programs participated in the exam.

For additional information, contact  Amber Sims-Mowatt 




455 Massachusetts Ave. NW. Suite 200
Washington, DC 20001

(202) 466-2044
info@acpm.org