2019 Certification Schedule Updated – 1/21/19

As development of our new platform to deliver certification assessment continues,
continues, the dates for Initial, MOC and Retake assessments have been revised:

Application submission – May 1 through June 15
Application review and notification: Rolling through June 30
Assessment scheduling – Upon application approval
Session 1 Assessment Completion – August 1 through Sept 15
Session 1 Retakes – September 16 through October 15
Session 2 Assessment Completion – October 16 through Nov 30
Session 2 Retakes – December 1 through December 31

Visit http://tagme.org/ soon for more information.

Big Changes Coming for 2019 TAGME Certification!

TAGME is partnering with an outside vendor to assist with the administration and
delivery of our 2019 Certification Assessment. This exciting shift will:

  1. Change the existing assessment from 2-part format to a single 3.5-4 hour computer-based live proctored session for Initial and Maintenance of Certification candidates.
  2. Allow TAGME applicants the flexibility to self-schedule a preferred date to complete the assessment within either Session 1 or Session 2 at one of hundreds of U.S. and international test site locations.
  3. Give retake candidates opportunity to do so within the same calendar year as the initial attempt.
  4. Ensure all assessments are delivered and completed in a consistent, secure testing environment.
  5. Expedite the grading and credentialing process.

The TAGME Certification Assessments content will broadly remain the same and focus on
requirements, terms and processes related to the ACGME, ECFMG residency and fellowship
match formats (NRMP and San Francisco), and other areas of knowledge commonly required
for those in a GME program administrator or similar role. Question types may include multiple
choice, short answer or matching. Essay questions have been eliminated.

A comprehensive list of the sources and documents to use will be available to candidates and
will be allowed in the assessment session. The information contained within resource list, along
with your day-to-day knowledge of GME program management should adequately prepare you
to pass the assessment. Sample questions will be available with the resource list. The TAGME-Prep
webinar (for qualified applicants) will provide review and discussion of sample questions

PLEASE NOTE: There is no official study guide or published handbook that TAGME
recommends or endorses for certification preparation.

TAGME Website: http://tagme.org
TAGME Information: Email us at: info@tagme.org

Resources (http://tagme.org/helpful-links/)

ACGME, Accreditation Council for Graduate Medical Education

AHME, Association for Hospital Medical Education

AMA, American Medical Association

AMA/AAMC/LCME Directory of Medical Schools

ABMS, American Board of Medical Specialties

AOA, American Osteopathic Association

AOA Intern/Resident Registration Program

CMSS, Council of Medical Specialty Societies

COGME, Council on Graduate Medical Education

ECFMG, Educational Commission for Foreign Medical Graduates

ERAS, Electronic Residency Application Service

ICE, Institute for Credentialing Excellence

Joint Commission

Journal of Graduate Medical Education

NRMP, National Resident Matching Program