Continuous Certification Subspecialty Quizzes

C-cert online quizzes are available in the spring of each year. Payment of the annual C-cert fee is required before diplomates are granted access to the C-cert quiz. Sign in to make the online C-cert fee payment. 


  • Quizzes provide a knowledge assessment and learning experience of the subspecialty journal article reading list content that features the most recent advances in the subspecialty field
  • Online C-cert quizzes contain 25 multiple-choice questions
  • Quizzes are available on the UCNS testing platform hosted by Yardstick Assessment Strategies
  • Links to access quizzes are emailed within five-business days following payment of annual C-cert administrative fee
  • Each quiz must be completed in a single, time-limited, 100-minute session
  • Diplomates may refer to the journal articles as needed while completing a quiz
  • Incorrect answers will be identified upon submission of the quiz and correct rationale will be provided to bridge the knowledge gap
  • Diplomates have up to three attempts to pass the quiz with a minimum 80% pass rate
  • Upon passing the quiz, C-cert activities are eligible for up to a maximum of 11 AMA PRA Category 1 credit(s)TM
  • Diplomates certified with ABPN may earn up to 11 Self-Assessment credits

2020 Quizzes

  • Diplomates who completed all 2020 C-cert requirements and passed their subspecialty quiz are considered “Certified-Meeting Requirements” for 2020
  • Diplomates who attested and paid in 2020 but did not complete their 2020 subspecialty quiz must complete and pass their 2020 and 2021 quiz in 2021 to have their certification status updated to Certified - Meeting Requirements
  • Diplomates who did not attest and/or pay the 2020 C-cert fee by December 31, 2020, may still complete the outstanding requirements by December 31, 2021
    • An email with the instructions and a hyperlink to the quiz portal will be sent within five business days after the attestation and payment are completed
    • Diplomates will have a certification status of Certified - Not Meeting Requirements until the outstanding requirements are met in 2021

2021 Quizzes

  • The 2021 C-cert quizzes are available now
  • Payment of the annual C-cert fee is required prior to receiving quiz access
  • An email with quiz access information will be sent within five business days after payment of the annual C-cert fee(s)

Staff Contact

Bryan Hagerla, Continuous Certification Manager
(612) 928-6326