How many MOC points do I need to complete each year to remain compliant?

Diplomates must complete a total of two points each year to remain compliant from the options listed on the Category 1 or Category 2 section located on their member dashboard.

If I hold a Lifetime Certificate (i.e., Certified In 1993 Or Prior) Am I required to enroll in the MOC Program?

No, Lifetime Diplomates are NOT required to enroll in the MOC program BUT:

What if I change my name?

Name changes in the system must be made by headquarters staff. Please notify ABPM Headquarters in writing ( for a name change. ABPM uses your full official name in its records. ABPM requires a copy of the legal document indicating the change (e.g. marriage certificate, naturalization papers, court order of name change, etc.) to be provided before any changes are made.

How do I keep my contact information current?

ABPM requires your current contact information, including your mailing address, e-mail address and telephone number. Please contact ABPM as soon as possible if any of your addresses change (mailing, email, etc.) as this is our primary means of communicating important information to you. You may update your address, phone number and e-mail online. Log into the ABPM Member Profile section and select “View or Update Member Profile.”

What if I am in an administrative position with limited or no patient contact. Does this exclude me from the MOC Program?

No, Diplomates in alternative practice circumstances (e.g. medical administrator, research based, teaching capacities) with little or no patient care activity are still able to meet the requirements of MOC.

Is anyone Exempt from re-certification?

Diplomates are exempt if they hold retired, inactive, or disabled status.

How do I recertify if MOC is not maintained?

If you are a time limited certificate holder you will be required to enter the MOC during your next recredentialing cycle.

If you were in the MOC and failed to complete the requirements your Diplomate status may be suspended or revoked and will have to contact HQ to begin the process of remediation.

Can my board status become revoked?

Yes, the Board of Directors shall have the authority to revoke a member for the following reasons:

  1. Failure to pay the annual registration dues and or MOC fees plus any late fee by the date indicated on the final notice.
  2. Conviction for an offense which causes the member’s license to practice podiatry to be revoked in any state.  Any of the following actions against a Diplomate’s medical license may be cause for loss of diplomate status:

1.      Involuntary suspension by any appropriate medical board and/or governmental agency.

2.      Revocation by any appropriate medical board and/or governmental agency; or

3.      Voluntary suspension due to negotiated settlement with any appropriate medical board and/or governmental agency for a violation of a statute or accepted medical standards.

  1. Failure to adhere to the requirements for re-evaluation as set forth in the “Re-evaluation of Diplomates” section of this document.
  2. Misrepresentation of facts, or evidence of providing false information, in connection with the application for certification or other related documents.
  3. Failure to adhere to the advertising guidelines as outlined in these policies.
  4. Failure to adhere to the Code of Ethics as adopted by the Board of Directors.

Items A, B andC are cause for immediate revocation of status without benefit of a hearing.  Items D, E and F are subject to revocation following a hearing.

How many CME credits are required per year?

Report CMEs as required by your state; you must maintain a minimum of 25 credits per year, even if your state requires less than 25 per annually. You may report a maximum of 50 per year.All Diplomates shall complete no less than 25 CME credits per year or 75 credits every 3 years.

All Diplomates may document and upload their CME’s, which will be validated by Board HQ before they will be accepted.

Diplomates are exempt if they hold retired, inactive, or disabled status. 

How do I upload my CME history?

At this time, all CME certificates may be uploaded on the member dashboard.

Diplomates who fail to comply may be put on suspension and if not remedied will have Diplomate status revoked.