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CME that Earns MOC

CME Accredited ABIM MOC

ABIM's collaboration with the Accreditation Council for Continuing Medical Education (ACCME) provides the opportunity for ABIM Board Certified physicians to earn MOC points for thousands of accredited CME activities.

Visit ACCME's CME Finder to search the list of CME activities that earn ABIM MOC points.

Once you complete an activity, the CME provider will collect and submit your completion information so that ABIM may award your ABIM MOC points.


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How do I find a CME activity that earns ABIM MOC points?

Visit ACCME's CME Finder to search the list of CME activities that earn ABIM MOC points.

You can filter the list of activities by fields such as specialty, CME provider (for example, professional membership organization and/or affiliation), activity type, credit type, fee and location.

You can also contact the CME provider to inquire about ABIM MOC eligibility for a specific activity. Check for the CME Accredited/ABIM MOC badge (above) on activity materials, brochures and announcements.

How do I claim MOC points for a CME activity?

The CME provider is responsible for collecting and submitting your activity completion information, so it is best to contact the CME provider to inquire about how to claim MOC points for a specific activity. You do not need to contact ABIM to claim MOC points.

When will I receive MOC points for the CME activity I recently completed?

First, check to be sure that your MOC Program fee is paid. ABIM does not process MOC points until your program fee is paid.

If your program fee is up to date, it is best to contact the CME provider to inquire about their timeframe for completion information submission for a specific activity.

The timeframe for submission of completion information varies by activity and can depend on how the CME provider reports completion information. For example:

  • Some CME providers use web services to transmit completion information from their software applications or learning management systems, often resulting in MOC points being awarded within 24 hours of activity completion.
  • Other CME providers submit periodic batch reports, which may result in a longer lag time from activity completion to the awarding of MOC points. 
  • Some CME providers require the diplomate to initiate or authorize the submission of MOC points in some way prior to sending your completion information to ABIM.

CME providers are encouraged to submit completion information as soon as possible after the CME activity is completed, so that MOC points can be awarded. MOC points earned for CME activities completed by December 31 will count towards any MOC requirements that are due by the end of the year. If you experience a status change as a direct result of insufficient MOC points, your status will be adjusted once the required number of points have been earned.

How will I know when my MOC points have been awarded?

You will receive an email with the subject line “You Earned ABIM MOC Points For Activity Completion” to notify you that MOC points have recently been granted.

You can also check to see if the CME provider has submitted your completion information by signing in to your Physician Portal and going to My Activities.

If the CME provider has submitted your MOC points and you did not receive an email notification and do not see them in the My Activities section of your Physician Portal, then check to see if your MOC program fee is paid. ABIM does not process MOC points until your MOC program fee has been paid.

Can I send my CME certificate to ABIM to claim my MOC points?

No, ABIM cannot award MOC points based on submission of CME certificates. The CME provider will collect and submit your completion information so that ABIM may award your ABIM MOC points.

What is the deadline for claiming MOC points?

The CME provider determines the deadline for claiming MOC points for an activity. It is best to contact the CME provider to inquire about the deadline for a specific CME activity.

Can I earn MOC points for CME activities that I completed in prior years?

Maybe. ABIM does not have any restrictions that preclude CME providers from reporting MOC points for activities completed in prior years. Since the CME provider determines the deadline for claiming MOC points for an activity, and it may take time for the CME provider to adjust their systems and processes to accommodate the reporting of activities completed in prior years, it is best to contact the CME provider to inquire about claiming MOC points for a specific activity.

Why isn't my CME activity registered for MOC points?

ABIM MOC registration is open to all CME providers accredited within the ACCME system, however it is voluntary. The CME providers determine which of their activities meet ABIM's requirements in support of physician engagement in lifelong learning and quality improvement.

It may take CME providers time to implement ABIM's requirements in their CME programs and build the infrastructure to capture completion information for the purpose of reporting MOC credit to ABIM.

If your organization is not aware of the ABIM MOC opportunity, you might consider sharing ABIM's requirements (pdf) and directing them to ACCME for additional information about this opportunity.

I participated in a CME activity that offered ABIM MOC points. Why don't I see it listed in CME Finder?

Once an activity has ended, it is no longer searchable in CME Finder. Contact the CME provider to inquire about ABIM MOC eligibility for a specific activity.

What types of CME activities are eligible for ABIM MOC points?

Many CME activities allow you to earn MOC points, including:

  • Live and online courses
  • Going to society meetings
  • Grand Rounds and Tumor Boards (e.g., Regularly schedule series)
  • Quality/Performance improvement
  • Reading journal articles
  • Internet search tools that support clinical decisions at the point of care
  • Test-item writing
  • Committee learning
  • Manuscript review
  • Other
  • Learning from teaching

How will points be displayed for activities that are ongoing?

Many CME activities allow you to earn MOC points over time. Examples include:

  • sections or modules within an enduring material;
  • grand rounds;
  • journal based CME; and
  • internet searching and learning tools.

MOC points earned for a CME activity may be aggregated (rolled up) on a monthly or annual basis in the My Activities section of your Physician Portal. The report will display the total points earned for the activity during the month or year as well as the most recent date that points were earned.

Can MOC points be removed if they were awarded in error?

Yes. CME providers can request removal of MOC points that were previously awarded in error, but only within the current calendar year (points cannot be removed from prior calendar years). You will receive an email notification with the subject line “MOC Points Removed,” advising you to contact the CME provider if you have questions about why the points were removed. You may also see negative points or zero points displayed in the My Activities section of your Physician Portal when MOC points have been removed.