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Maintenance of Certification (MOC)

ABIM MOC Requirements

  • MOC requirements apply to ALL diplomates, including "grandparents."
  • MOC is a continuous process:
    • Some activity required every 2 years
    • 100 points required every 5 years

MOC Timeline:

Every 2 years:
Some MOC activity
Every 5 years:
100 MOC points
Every 10 years:
Traditional 10-year exam
2-year knowledge check-in

Chart comparing 2-year knowledge check-in vs 10-year traditional MOC exam


Call the ABIM Diplomate Service Center at 1-800/441-2246—Monday through Friday, 8:30 am to 8:00 pm ET; Saturday, 9:00 am to 12:00 pm ET.

MOC Opportunities From CHEST

e-Learning/Live learning courses

Our live learning courses are eligible for MOC. Earn CME/CE and MOC when you attend our courses. We'll submit your MOC ​credit directly to ABIM (minimum performance scores required). MOC points will correspond to the maximum number of AMA PRA Category 1 Credits™ offered for the course.

Live Learning Courses
e-Learning Products

Questions? Contact

Take the 10-year exam or the 2-year knowledge check-in

Let us help you prepare with our board review courses.

Maintain Your State License (MOL)

Participate in Medical Knowledge Activities

Take the Secure MOC Exam