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Consider the CMP to Achieve an ABIM Status of "Certified, Participating in 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.

If you were certified prior to 1990, you are never at risk of losing certification; however, starting in 2024, you will be listed as either Certified, Participating in MOC or Certified, Not Participating in MOC. To achieve the status of Participating in MOC, you need to do the following:

  • Earn "some MOC points" every two years. (Note: CMP participants can earn roughly between 40-190 MOC points each year through their CMP SAP, fulfilling this requirement)
  • Accumulate 100 points every 5 years
  • Pass an MOC assessment by the end of 2023

Over the last several years, the ACC has worked to create and maintain a robust selection of educational opportunities for individuals choosing to participate in MOC. The Collaborative Maintenance Pathway (CMP) is a solution that provides you with the option to meet all of these requirements in one program.

With the CMP, there is no need to take a comprehensive exam covering the breadth of your field. Instead, you can stay 100% certified by focusing on 20% of the field each year. Over a span of 5 years, your entire knowledge base is refreshed, but you never need to study everything at once. Plus, the CMP is delivered through ACC's self-assessment programs (SAPs) — ACCSAP, CathSAP, EP SAP, and HF SAP — so it includes comprehensive educational material and annual updates, all of which are accessible from the comfort of your home or office.

The ACC continues to be engaged with 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.

Compare MOC Assessment Options

Use the information here to compare your ABIM MOC assessment options and select the one that's best for you.

2022 Performance Assessment Windows
Now extended for 9 days each.

IV/EP/HF Performance Assessment #1: Aug 13 – 21, 2022
IV/EP/HF Performance Assessment #2: Nov 12 – 20, 2022
CVD Performance Assessment #1: Oct 8 – 16, 2022
CVD Performance Assessment #2: Dec 3 – 11, 2022