ABIM Maintenance of Certification Process
If you arenít sure how to complete your ABIM Maintenance of Certification (MOC), youíre not alone. Many physicians have questions about the process as well as concerns about how to maintain certification. The American College of Physicians (ACP) has the resources to make it easy, efficient and personally rewarding.
- Enroll in the ABIM Maintenance of Certification Program and pay the registration fee
- Earn 100 self-evaluation points
- At least 20 for Medical Knowledge
- At least 20 for Practice Performance
- 60 in either area
- The same 100 points can apply to each certificate you renew; for example, internal medicine and a subspecialty certificate. In other words, you only need to earn 100 points no matter how many certificates you renew.
- Points are valid for 10 years, so the points you are applying to each certificate must have been earned within 10 years of when your certificate expires.
- Register for the ABIM exam in Internal Medicine and/or your subspecialty and study for the Boards
- See ACP's suggested timeline and resources for completing each step of MOC.
- Get a complete list of ACP's MOC resources.
What is ACPís role vs. that of the ABIM?
Once youíve enrolled in the the ABIM Maintenance of Certification program, you can turn to ACP for help earning the required points and preparing thoroughly for the internal medicine recertification exam. Youíre in good company when you use our reliable resources. Many internists report that they found the MOC process more fulfilling when they used our resources to earn points and keep up to date.
Watch a sample of the MOC Exam Preparation course.
Discuss MOC issues and strategies with your ACP colleagues in the Maintenance of Certification Special Interest Group.