Maintenance of Certification

Maintenance of Certification© (MOC) is the American Board of Preventive Medicine (ABPM) board certification process for assessment of continuing competencies of physicians. The ABPM MOC program continues to evolve to meet American Board of Medical Specialties (ABMS) requirements. 

NOTICE: The American Board of Preventive Medicine Reduces Transitional MOC Requirements in Response to COVID-19 Outbreak (April 10, 2020)

All ABPM Diplomates with certification expiration dates through January 31, 2023 are eligible to take the MOC exam at this time. All former Diplomates seeking to regain Board certification are also eligible to register for the ABPM's MOC exam.

The ABPM MOC exam is available online. Register now to secure your spot!
See the ABPM website for more information, including FAQsCheck here for all exam windows.

To register: Log into the ABPM physician portal, expand Part 3 in the Certification section, and click "Register for the Exam." The system will then guide you through the registration process. 

Have Questions?
For more information about the MOC exam, please see the ABPM website. If you have any additional questions, please contact moc@theabpm.org

The Four Parts of MOC 

Part 1: Professionalism and Professional Standing 

Hold an active, valid and unrestricted medical license in all states, US territories, or Canadian Provinces in which you are licensed to practice medicine. 

Part 2: Lifelong Learning and Self-Assessment (LLSA) 

Complete continuing medical education and self-assessment activities in areas related to your practice. These include ABPM-approved courses as well as patient safety courses. ACOEM offers many ABPM-approved educational activities.  

Part 3: Assessment of Knowledge, Judgment and Skills 

Pass a cognitive exam during each certification cycle. The exam will contain similar content to the initial certification exam.  

Part 4: Improvement in Medical Practice 

Complete two Improvement in Medical Practice (IMP) activities. One of the activities must be completed through a Preventive Medicine specialty or subspecialty society such as ACOEM. 

For more details please visit the American Board of Preventive Medicine

ACOEM’s Role in the MOC program 

ACOEM’s Part 4 Booklet