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Choice, Relevance, Convenience: Earn MOC Points on Your Terms

July 12, 2018  |  Posted by ABIM  |  MOC

At ABIM, we want to help you be successful in maintaining your board certification. So, here’s  a refresher on all of the ways that you can earn points toward your two and five year requirements for the Maintenance of Certification (MOC) program:


Complete any Activity to be Reported as “Participating in MOC”: Every two years, complete at least one MOC activity of any point value. Points earned will count toward your 100 MOC points requirement.


Earn 100 Points to Stay Certified: Every five years, earn 100 MOC points, 20 of which must be Medical Knowledge.

Not only do we want to provide ways for you to help focus your professional development activities, but we also want to make sure that you’re getting credit for the things you already do as part of your commitment to lifelong learning. Check out the list below to see the many ways you can earn MOC points.

  • Earn CME credit and MOC points for thousands of activities in ACCME’s CME Finder.
  • Earn MOC points for the searching you do to support your clinical decisions at the point-of-care, including a variety of internet search tools such as UpToDate®.
  • If you complete one of ABIM’s Medical Knowledge modules, you can earn 10 MOC points. Most modules also earn CME credit. 
  • When you complete a QI/PI activity through the Multi-Specialty Portfolio Program or the Approved Quality Improvement Program, you can earn up to 30 MOC points.
  • Program directors and faculty can earn 20 MOC points annually for participation in GME-related QI/PI activities.
  • If you’re a fellow, you’ll earn 20 MOC points for each year of eligible fellowship training.
  • When you take an MOC assessment, you’ll earn 20 MOC points in Medical Knowledge.
  • If you’re certified by another ABMS board, our ABIM MOC point requirement can be waived if you are currently certified by and meeting the MOC requirements of that board. 

Learn more about your point requirements by going to or signing into your Physician Portal