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COVID-19 Updates Expand/Collapse the ABIM alert.

ABIM is actively monitoring news around COVID-19 and will post regular updates about any changes to scheduled assessments or other impacts to MOC related activities.
Scheduled for an assessment this year? ABIM is working with Pearson VUE to ensure your safety throughout your exam day. Learn more about what to expect at test centers.
Please follow the United States Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) for the most up-to-date information on the virus.

Complete requirements by 12/31/2022 to avoid a change in certification status Expand/Collapse the ABIM alert.

After an extension due to the COVID-19 pandemic, MOC requirement deadlines are resuming this year. This means you may have one or more MOC requirements due by 12/31/2022. If you do, your personalized Physician Portal will display red and yellow indicators next to the requirement(s) that need your attention. Be sure to complete any outstanding requirements before the end of year to avoid a change in your certification status.

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MOC Requirements

General

In general, in addition to licensure prerequisites, these are the Maintenance of Certification (MOC) program requirements.

Please see an important update about MOC requirement deadline extensions in light of the COVID-19 pandemic.

To see due dates for your specific requirements sign in to your Physician Portal. (Please note we are in the process of updating due dates to reflect the MOC requirements extension.)

Earn points every 2 years

To be reported as participating in MOC:
Earn points every 2 years by completing an activity (of any point value).
Points earned will count toward your 100 MOC points requirement.

Earn 100 Points

To stay certified:
Every 5 years earn 100 MOC points

Pass an Assessment

To stay certified:
Pass a MOC Assessment
by the deadline noted in your Physician Portal.

Important Notes and Exceptions

  • For Hospitalists, additional MOC requirements apply. More
  • For Interventional Cardiologists, additional MOC requirements apply. More
  • For Dual-Boarded Diplomates, some MOC requirements may be waived. More
  • For those newly certified in Internal Medicine, you are eligible for an MOC fee credit. More
  • For fellows in an accredited training program, you may be eligible for an MOC fee credit and 20 MOC points. More