ABIM no longer issues certificates with end dates; however, we recognize that some entities require a current certification status to complete primary source verification. We will be updating this status on our website on an annual basis.
Therefore, we encourage credentialers to use ABIM's annual re-verification date of April 1 to obtain accurate information about your physician's current certification status by visiting abim.org/verify on April 1 annually. By utilizing the annual re-verification date suggested, you will have accurate information about a diplomate's current certification status.
- ABIM has introduced changes to its Maintenance of Certification (MOC) program and its board certification status reporting processes. In addition to reporting board certification, ABIM reports whether or not ABIM Board Certified physicians are participating in MOC (i.e., engaging in MOC activities regularly).
- Physicians are publicly reported as inactive if they were once certified by ABIM but now, for non-disciplinary reasons, they no longer have an active medical license in any jurisdiction.
- There is growing recognition and agreement from the public, consumer groups and medical organizations that assessing knowledge and performance every 10 years is not sufficient. Participating in MOC recognizes those physicians who are keeping up with the changes in medicine.
- The changes to the MOC program requirements apply to all ABIM Board Certified physicians, regardless of when they were initially certified.