10-Year MOC Program

The 10-Year Maintenance of Certification Program is for diplomates who passed a certification or MOC exam prior to 2012 and are due for recertification in 2017-2021.

Diplomates in the 10-Year MOC program who are not recertified before their certificates expire are no longer board certified in that area of certification.

General Requirements:

  • Activate a ABPN Physician Folios account and attest to completed MOC activities
  • Maintain an active, full, unrestricted medical license
  • Complete required number of CME, SA, and PIP activities prior to applying for a MOC exam
  • Apply for and pass a MOC exam for each certification every 10 years. 10-year MOC diplomates will pay for board certification at the time they apply for the MOC exam.

Diplomates in the 10-Year MOC program must complete the following activity requirements prior to applying:

  • 300 Category 1 CME credits (150 in each five-year block)*
  • 24 SA CME credits
  • One PIP Unit**

* including CME credits from SA

** Diplomates now choose ONE Clinical Module OR Feedback Module activity to complete the PIP Unit.

The activities can be in either one’s general specialty and/or subspecialty(ies). CME credits can be derived from any Category 1 CME credits relevant to one’s field of practice (they do not need to be ABPN-approved). Both the Self-Assessment (SA) and PIP activities must be ABPN-approved.

Diplomates must retain documentation (certificates/transcripts) of their completed activities over a 10-year period. Diplomates will be required to attest to the completion of the activities when applying for an MOC exam. Diplomates do not need to submit documentation to the Board, or record activities in Physician Folios, unless they are audited. The ABPN Audit Guidelines for Diplomates document lists the documentation needed in the event of an audit.

MOC exam applications are due approximately six months prior to the exam date. Applications must be submitted online through the ABPN Physician Folios account.

Diplomates in the 10-Year MOC Program who are not recertified before their certificates expire are no longer board certified in that area of certification. Once a former diplomate completes all MOC activity requirements and passes the MOC examination, he or she will regain certification status. Physicians with expired certificates who wish to recertify must meet the MOC activity requirements of the year in which they wish to take the MOC examination.

All diplomates in the 10-Year MOC Program will be automatically enrolled in the Continuous MOC (C-MOC) Program upon passing the MOC exam. The 10-Year MOC Program will sunset in 2021.

Read our MOC Booklet for more information.

10-Year MOC Program Requirements
Original Certification or Recertification Year MOC Application Due Date MOC Exam Year Medical License CME Credits CME from SA Activities PIP Unit
Active, full, unrestricted license. No restrictions on any license 300 24 1
2007-2011 Applications due approximately 6 months prior to exam (check exam schedule) 2017-2021
2012 See the Continuous MOC Program (C-MOC) on this website
  • All CME, SA and PIP activities must be completed prior to applying for MOC examination.
  • SA CME credits contribute to the overall number of required CME.
  • SA and PIP activities must be ABPN-approved. See this website for additional information.


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