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In order to become a certified infectious disease specialist, you must meet the expected criteria in the areas of your knowledge, diagnostic reasoning and clinical judgment skills in the broad domain of the infectious disease. You will be assessed on your ability to make appropriate diagnostic and management decisions that directly affect your patients.
According to the ABIM Infectious Disease Certification Exam Blueprint, the exam covers the following topics:
The Infectious Disease Certification Exam lasts about 10 hours and consists of up to 240 multiple-choice questions with a single best answer, mostly describing patient situations.
The 2017 First-Time Taker Pass Rate for the Infectious Disease Certification Exam was 97%.
The ABIM strongly encourages examinees to take the Infectious Disease Certification Exam Tutorial prior to sitting for your exam in order to become familiar with the exam interface and features.