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Maintenance of Certification

 We currently provide Maintenance of Certification for the following Boards:

  • American Board of Anesthesiology (ABA)
  • American Board of Internal Medicine (ABIM)
  • American Board of Otolaryngology–Head and Neck Surgery (ABOHNS)
  • American Board of Pathology (ABPath)
  • American Board of Pediatrics (ABP)
  • American Board of Surgery (ABS) 

Board Recognition Statements and Badges for promoting activities registered for MOC.

We must use each board’s recognition statement to designate activities that offer MOC credit and must communicate to learners how many and what type of MOC points or credits can be earned by completing the activity. This statement must be provided to learners prior to the start of the activity, and must be included on any activity, registration, or promotional materials (excluding general “save the date” communications).

The following statements should be used when promoting activities registered for ABA:

• For AMA/PRA Category 1 Credit™ only: “This activity contributes to the CME component of the American Board of Anesthesiology’s redesigned Maintenance of Certification in AnesthesiologyTM (MOCA®) program, known as MOCA 2.0®. Please consult the ABA website HERE for a list of all MOCA 2.0 requirements.”
• For AMA/PRA Category 1 Credit™ with patient safety content: “This activity offers up to xx CME credits, of which xx credits contribute the patient safety CME component of the American Board of Anesthesiology’s redesigned Maintenance of Certification in AnesthesiologyTM (MOCA®) program, known as MOCA 2.0®. Please consult the ABA website, www.theABA.org, for a list of
all MOCA 2.0 requirements.”

The following statement should be used when promoting activities registered for ABIM that are not patient safety:

“Successful completion of this CME activity, which includes participation in the evaluation component, enables the participant to earn up to [MOC point amount] MOC points in the American Board of Internal Medicine’s (ABIM) Maintenance of Certification (MOC) program. It is the CME activity provider’s responsibility to submit participant completion information to ACCME for the purpose of granting ABIM MOC credit.”

The following statement should be used when promoting activities registered for ABIM that are patient safety:

“Successful completion of this CME activity, which includes participation in the evaluation component, enables the participant to earn up to [MOC point amount] MOC points and patient safety MOC credit in the American Board of Internal Medicine’s (ABIM) Maintenance of Certification (MOC) program. It is the CME activity provider’s responsibility to submit participant completion information to ACCME for the purpose of granting ABIM MOC credit.”

The following statement should be used when promoting activities registered for ABOHNS:

“Successful completion of this CME activity, which includes participation in the evaluation component, enables the participant to earn their required annual part II self-assessment credit in the American Board of Otolaryngology – Head and Neck Surgery’s Continuing Certification program (formerly known as MOC). It is the CME activity provider's responsibility to submit participant completion information to ACCME for the purpose of recognizing participation.”

ABPath does not have a formal statement, however accredited providers must clearly indicate to learners that the activity has been registered to offer credit in the American Board of Pathology’s Continuing Certification program on activity materials. This language must include the specific credit type(s) and number of credits available: Lifelong Learning (CME) and/or Improvement in Medical Practice (Part IV)

The following statement should be used when promoting activities registered for ABP:

“Successful completion of this CME activity, which includes participation in the evaluation component, enables the learner to earn up to [XX] MOC points in the American Board of Pediatrics’ (ABP) Maintenance of Certification (MOC) program. It is the CME activity provider’s responsibility to submit learner completion information to ACCME for the purpose of granting ABP MOC credit.”

The following statement should be used when promoting activities registered for ABS. If the activity does not offer self-assessment, please remove the [bracketed text]:

“Successful completion of this CME activity, which includes participation in the evaluation component, enables the learner to earn credit toward the CME [and Self-Assessment requirements] of the American Board of Surgery’s Continuous Certification program. It is the CME activity provider's responsibility to submit learner completion information to ACCME for the purpose of granting ABS credit."

 We currently provide Maintenance of Certification for the following Boards:

  • American Board of Anesthesiology (ABA)
  • American Board of Internal Medicine (ABIM)
  • American Board of Otolaryngology–Head and Neck Surgery (ABOHNS)
  • American Board of Pathology (ABPath)
  • American Board of Pediatrics (ABP)
  • American Board of Surgery (ABS) 

Board Recognition Statements and Badges for promoting activities registered for MOC.

We must use each board’s recognition statement to designate activities that offer MOC credit and must communicate to learners how many and what type of MOC points or credits can be earned by completing the activity. This statement must be provided to learners prior to the start of the activity, and must be included on any activity, registration, or promotional materials (excluding general “save the date” communications).