- Possess a valid and unrestricted license to practice medicine
- Enroll in Maintenance of Certification (MOC)
- Earn MOC points
- Some MOC activity every two years
- 100 points every five years (at least 20 in medical knowledge)
- Points earned every two years will also count toward your five-year requirement, and also count toward the milestones for the certifications you are maintaining. Points earned count toward all certifications being maintained.
- If you are in fellowship, you can earn 20 MOC points for each eligible year of fellowship training (10 in medical knowledge and 10 in practice assessment)
- If you are dual-boarded by one or more of the other American Board of Medical Specialties (ABMS) member Boards, your self-evaluation requirements will be waived. Learn more...
- Pass the MOC exam in your specialty(ies) every 10 years (first exam attempt in each certification area you maintain earns 20 MOC points).
- Internal Medicine
- Adolescent Medicine
- Adult Congenital Heart Disease (first administration Fall 2022)
- Advanced Heart Failure and Transplant Cardiology (first administration Fall 2017)
- Cardiovascular Disease
- Clinical Cardiac Electrophysiology
- Critical Care Medicine
- Endocrinology, Diabetes, & Metabolism
- Geriatric Medicine
- Hospice & Palliative Medicine (first administration Fall 2016)
- Hospital Medicine, Focused Practice
- Infectious Disease
- Interventional Cardiology
- Medical Oncology
- Pulmonary Disease
- Sleep Medicine
- Sports Medicine
- Transplant Hepatology
- Attestations are required for two specialties:
- For Focused Practice in Hospital Medicine only: Complete patient encounter attestations. See more.
- For Interventional Cardiology only: Submit a Form Attesting Interventional Cardiology Practice every five years, verifying your performance as primary operator, co-operator or supervisor of 150 percutaneous coronary interventional (PCI) cases in the prior two years. If the volume requirement of 150 PCI cases within the designated two-year documentation period cannot be fulfilled, you must provide a procedural log of 25 consecutive cases in which you have served as primary operator during the same two-year period.
- Some subspecialties require you to maintain another certification:
|To maintain certification in:||You must hold current, valid certification in:|
ABIM Cardiovascular Disease
||Internal Medicine or a subspecialty|