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 the traditional 10-year exam, the Longitudinal Knowledge Assessment (LKA™), or a Collaborative Maintenance Pathway (CMP) assessment.
Earn Medical Knowledge points by keeping up-to-date in your field.
Earn points for activities that aim to improve the quality of care in your practice.
New in ‘22
Earn up to 24 MOC points per year per certificate through the LKA.
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 MOC points in Medical Knowledge. For each attempt of the traditional, 10-year MOC exam you will earn 20 MOC points. With the LKA you can earn up to 24 MOC points per year per certification.
- If you're CERTIFIED BY ANOTHER ABMS MEMBER 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 subspecialty exam.