Maintenance of Certification (MOC) requirements were developed by the American Board of Medical Specialties (ABMS) and implemented by all ABMS member boards, including the American Board of Internal Medicine (ABIM) and the American Board of Pediatrics (ABP).
For ABIM Board Certified physicians, in addition to certification status, ABIM reports whether or not you are “participating in MOC” (i.e., continuously engaging in MOC activities). This applies to all ABIM Board Certified physicians, including physicians certified before 1990 and hold a certification that is valid indefinitely (“grandparent”).
Read the ACR's MOC responses and review our rheumatology board certification page for more information.
The ABIM website provides detailed information on MOC requirements. For your personalized MOC status and your specific requirements login to your ABIM Physician Portal. Basic requirements are:
* Designated MOC activities may include in-person and virtual events offered by the ACR and other CME providers, activities completed as a Program Director, and passing the 10-year exam or correctly answering questions in the LKA.
The ABP’s How-To Guide provides detailed information on the MOC requirements. For information about your personal MOC status and to see your specific requirements, login to your ABP Physician Portal. Basic requirements are:
** To receive credit for Part 2 and Part 4 activities and maintain certification, you must earn a total of 100 points: a minimum of 40 for Part 2 and a minimum of 40 for Part 4 every five years. The additional 20 points may be earned in either Part 2 or Part 4 activities.
ACR offers numerous CME and MOC activities in person and online. A variety of new activities are added to the ACR Education Center on a continuous basis that assess rheumatology medical knowledge and enhance patient care.
Find activities in the online activities catalog and ACR’s meetings calendar.
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