Continuous Qualification Exam (CQE)
The Continuous Qualification Exam (CQE) Examination is a paper and pencil exam offered annually in Philadelphia. The examination provides a pathway for diplomates to re-enter the MOC program and become eligible to participate in the Continuous Assessment Program (CAP) pilot. The CQE is required for diplomates participating in CAP who have not met the 80% performance threshold after their 5-year CAP cycle scores have been aggregated.
The exam consist of 160 single-best answer multiple-choice questions that are distributed evenly across 8 major topic areas (as shown on the CQE blueprint). Examinees will have 4 hours to complete the exam and the questions will be clinically oriented.