Postgraduate Course

2020 Self-Assessment Test

Back by popular demand - The SAT test will once again be provided as a PRINTED BOOK to all U.S.-based Postgraduate Course registrants as part of your course registration (non-U.S. PG Course registrants will receive the online version of the test). Receive your complimentary copy of the 2020 Self-Assessment Test (SAT) when you register for the Postgraduate Course, or ACG’s All-Access Pass. This two-volume resource includes approximately 300 questions and answers that will test your knowledge and help you prepare for recertification. You can earn additional CME and MOC when you complete the SAT.

All U.S.-based PG Course registrants who are registered by October 1st will receive the test booklet via U.S. Mail by October 20th. For those registering after October 1st, please allow up to 3 weeks to receive a copy of your test booklet.


2020 Online Self-Assessment Test

Any ACG 2020 attendee may choose to purchase the online version of the 2020 Self-Assessment Test (access available beginning September 16, 2020). The Online Self-Assessment Test can be purchased through the ACG website at https://satest.gi.org/ (ACG members: $99; non-members $150).


Printed SAT Test Book*

The printed SAT book contains 300 questions** that are randomly organized. All answers must be logged into an online website in order to submit your answer choices and claim credits. Upon completion of the exam, a participant that completes 70% or more of the questions correctly will be given the opportunity to claim both CME and ABIM MOC*** credits. Those who do not pass will be permitted to enter in all 300 answers up to two more times in an attempt to achieve a passing score. After you have successfully passed the exam (the online scoring site will provide you with a score report), participants may refer to the answer booklet which contains explanations for the correct answer to each question, as well as supporting references for further study.


Online SAT Test*

The online SAT test contains 300 questions** organized by their organ system or disease state. As the participant answers each question, they are given the correct answer, explanation, and references. There are metrics located on the side of the page that allows the participant to track their progress through the topic areas and complete exam as well as how well they are doing individually and in comparison to those who have already completed the question. Upon completion of the exam, a participant that completes 70% or more of the questions correctly will be given the opportunity to claim both CME and ABIM MOC*** credits. All participants, those that pass and those who fail to meet the minimum 70% passing standard, are given the opportunity to rest the exam and take all 300 questions again. Only the first three attempts will be eligible for CME and ABIM MOC credits. It is HIGHLY RECOMMENDED that a participant claim their CME and ABIM MOC points before clearing their exam results to begin again as the passing score is also erased meaning points cannot be claimed until a new passing score is achieved.


*Credit may only be claimed once for a single year of the SAT test. (e.g., you cannot claim credit for both the book and online version of the same test as all 300 questions are essentially the same.)

**While the 300 questions are initially the same, any subsequent adjustments or corrections can only be made in the online version of the testing materials.

IMPORTANT: While ABIM points are available for three years after each test’s publication, requests for MOC points MUST be submitted by December 31 of the year you COMPLETE the test. No retroactive credit will be awarded by ABIM.