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, 20 of which must be medical knowledge (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.
CME that Earns MOC
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.
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 ofeligible fellowship training.
- When you take an MOC EXAM...
You earn 20 MOC points in Medical Knowledge for your first attempt at the 10-year exam, per exam cycle.
- When you take a KNOWLEDGE CHECK-IN...
You earn 20 MOC points in Medical Knowledge points once in each two-year period.
- 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.
- Earning CME credits and MOC points for the same activities...
Thousands of activities in ACCME's CME Finder are registered to earn both CME credit and MOC points. Most ABIM products also earn CME credit. CME Finder