Maintenance of Certification (MOC)
The Maintenance of Certification (MOC) Program was created by the American Board of Internal Medicine to provide physicians with a pathway to stay current in the medical knowledge used to treat patients and make important care decisions daily.
Over the last several years, the ACC has worked to create and maintain a robust selection of educational opportunities through both live courses and online education offerings for members choosing to maintain their ABIM certification. The ACC has also engaged ABIM in efforts to continue to improve the process and create alternate pathways for participating cardiologists. The shared goal is to continually improve all educational and assessment processes for physicians to stay current in knowledge and practice ultimately in the service of better patient care.
In addition to licensure prerequisites, these are the ABIM MOC Program requirements:
- Earn Points Every 2 Years
To be reported as participating in MOC, physicians must 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 Every 5 Years
To stay certified, physicians must earn a total of 100 MOC points every 5 years. The ACC offers members hundreds of free opportunities to earn MOC points and meet this requirement.
- Pass an Assessment
To stay certified, physicians must participate in one of the three assessment options offered:
- Pass the MOC Exam within every 10 years of when you last passed
- Take the Knowledge Check-In every 2 years and remain on a successful path
- Participate in the Collaborative Maintenance Pathway (CMP) and pass the Performance Assessment once every year