Maintenance of Certification

Value of MOC

The Maintenance of Certification (MOC) is a critical component of board certification.
  • Runs on a traditional 10-year cycle
  • Provides proof of professional standing
  • Provides proof of Continued Medical Education
  • Evaluates up-to-date medical knowledge, helps continue to improve patient care and communication skills, and identifies knowledge gaps requiring remediation.
  • Eliminates a ten-year high stakes exam which can lead to loss of certification
  • MOC Dashboard allows for ease of completion with automatic feedback and reminders
  • Convenient and cost effective

MOC Requirements

All Diplomates are required to enroll into the Maintenance of Certification (MOC) program.
There are two types of certificate holders:

Time-limited Diplomates

  • Certified after 1994
  • Must follow the 10 year MOC Pathway
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  • If certified between 1994 and 2013 and did NOT participate in MOC in the past, must first take the ABPM Competency Assessment at the end of your 10-year cycle before enrolling in MOC.

Lifetime Diplomates

  • Certified in 1993 or prior
  • At minimum, must follow the 10 year Self-Assessment Pathway
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  • May alternatively follow the more rigorous 10 year MOC Pathway
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