What is the MOC and why do I have to pay to enroll?

Category: Maintenance of Certification

After becoming Board Certified with ABPM, all Diplomates are required to enroll into the MOC program the following year as the form of re-credentialing through a 10-year cycle. Part of enrollment includes two payment options. 

  1. A onetime payment of $1635 for the 10-year cycle or 
  2. Payments of $200 per year for the 10-year cycle. 

The MOC program is in place to enhance your certification credential through the process of lifelong learning (versus paying $1750.00 to take a high stakes examination every 10 years to recertify). MOC fees cover the costs of developing, providing, and administering MOC activities that promote lifelong learning with self-assessment and quality improvement.