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Initial Certification indicates that physicians have met rigorous standards through intensive study, accredited training and evaluation and that they have the clinical judgment, skills and attitudes essential for the delivery of excellent patient care.

MOC is a professionally determined standard that attests that an internist is staying current in knowledge and practice throughout his/her career.

For more than 75 years, Certification by ABIM has stood for the highest standard in internal medicine and its 20 subspecialties.

Section: Enrollment and Cost

How to Enroll

Sign in to enroll in ABIM’s Maintenance of Certification (MOC) program.

For first time users, your password is your date of birth, entered as a 6-digit number consisting of month, day and year (i.e., 010263 for January 2, 1963).

You will be prompted to complete the following steps:

  • Update your contact information
  • Complete a Practice Characteristics Profile (if this is your first time enrolling)
  • Enter personal information, including Social Security number, NPI number, medical school and licensure jurisdiction
  • Attest to a Consent to Release Information and Agreement to Conditions (preview agreement)
  • Select which certification(s) you plan to maintain
  • Choose to pay annually or prepay for 10 years

Once you are enrolled, you will receive a confirmation e-mail at the address that you provided to ABIM.