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Earning MOC Points

The Maintenance of Certification (MOC) program requires that you earn some MOC points every two years to be reported as participating in MOC

To be reported as certified, you must earn 100 points every five years (the points you earn every two years count toward your 100 points) and meet the MOC assessment requirement through either the traditional 10-year exam or the Knowledge Check-In option.

VIDEO: Watch this short video (4:00) to see how these physicians earned MOC points.

ABIM Activities

Earn medical knowledge points by keeping up-to-date in your field.

QI/PI Activities

Earn points for activities that aim to improve the quality of care in your practice.

To see due dates for your specific requirements sign in to your Physician Portal.

Did You Know?

  • If you're a FELLOW...
    You will earn 20 MOC points for each year of eligible fellowship training.
  • When you take an MOC ASSESSMENT...
    You earn 20 MOC points in Medical Knowledge for each assessment attempt (10 year MOC and Knowledge Check-In)
  • If you're CERTIFIED BY ANOTHER ABMS BOARD...
    Your ABIM MOC point requirement can be waived if you are currently certified by and meeting the MOC requirements of that board. Reciprocal credit
  • If you have MULTIPLE CERTIFICATIONS...
    The MOC points you earn count toward all your certifications.
  • If you earn a new subspecialty certificate...
    Your current 100 point requirement will be met as a result of passing your initial subspecialty exam.