2013 Maintenance of Certification Requirements
MOC Program Brochure
Part I: LICENSURE & PROFESSIONALISM
A) Diplomates must possess a valid, full and unrestricted medical license in the USA, its territories, or Canada
B) If a physician holds one or more additional licenses, each must be valid, full and unrestricted; C) ABAM verifies licensure on an annual basis
Part II: LIFELONG LEARNING & SELF-ASSESSMENT
A) Diplomates must complete 24 credits of Self-Assessment every 2 years from a pool of 48 ABAM-selected articles to the practice of addiction medicine
B) A score of 75% or higher must be attained on the self-assessment test for it to be counted and receive 1 CME credit
C) Completing more articles after the required number is met can result in 1 CME credit per article to be applied to the 26 CME credits described below
D) 26 AMAPRA Category 1 creditsTM must be completed in addiction medicine every 2 years, in which 13 CME must come from ABAM-approved activities
Part III: COGNITIVE EXPERTISE
A) In year 8 or 10 of the MOC cycle, Diplomates must pass the cognitive examination. This examination is conveniently administered at over 400 prometric testing centers
Part IV: PRACTICE PERFORMANCE ASSESSMENT
A) This is in development and has not yet launched. Diplomates will participate in a range of ABAM-approved performance improvement projects designed to assess and improve the quality of patient care
Please check out our Diplomate Web Portal, https://portal.abam.net, which will allow you to track your history as a Diplomate and assist you with meeting your Maintenance of Certification (MOC) requirements.
Contact ABAM at 301-656-3378 or email@example.com with questions.