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). 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 165 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.