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.
Attention ABPM Diplomates with Certificates Expiring in 2020, 2021, and 2022: You are eligible to take the ABPM MOC exam now!
The ABPM MOC exam will next be available online November 24-30, 2019: Register now to secure your spot!
The online MOC exam will be administered the final full week (Sunday through Saturday) of each month through January 2020. See the ABPM website for more information, including FAQs. Check 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.
For more information about the MOC exam, please see the ABPM website. If you have any additional questions, please contact firstname.lastname@example.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