Maintenance of Certification® (MOC)
Maintenance of Certification® (MOC) was designed by the American Board of Medical Specialties (ABMS) to ensure that physicians are committed to lifelong learning and competency in their specialties. The MOC process is an ongoing measurement of six core competencies: patient care, interpersonal and communication skills, professionalism, system-based practice, practice-based learning, and medical knowledge. Each of the 24 ABMS member boards has its own approach to MOC, but all follow the ABMS-required four-part process designed to keep certification continuous.
ABEM Maintenance of Certification (ABEM MOC) is the American Board of Emergency Medicine (ABEM) MOC program. ABEM implements the ABEM MOC program and monitors participation for its diplomates. ABEM sets standards and requirements for certification and MOC for emergency medicine and emergency medicine subspecialties.
Your deadlines for completing these requirements depend on your certification expiration date.
To check your own personal certification status and requirements, go to the ABEM website and log on to ABEM MOC Online.
"How can ACEP help me meet these requirements?"
Emergency physicians have been using ACEP educational activities to prepare for examinations, stay current with medical knowledge, and advance quality care for more than 40 years. Click the icons below to learn how ACEP can help you maintain your certification as well.