Professionalism goes beyond maintaining an active, unrestricted license to practice medicine. It also means prioritizing patient needs, staying current in your field, and holding to the highest ethical standards.
Update on CertLink Pilot; MOC Program News
Today we're announcing an acceleration of the CertLink pilot timeline as part of a transition to a new Continuous Certification Program. Read more about what we envision, with more details to be released after the pilot concludes in the Spring of 2019.Read More
Earned it. Wear it. Download it.
ABPMR diplomates can now download a personalized e-badge to use in email signatures and on websites to highlight their board certification status.Read More
Further Thoughts on MOC, CertLink, and Continuous Certification
Want to know more about last week’s announcement from ABPMR regarding CertLink and Continuous Certification? Here’s a little background information for diplomates from ABPMR Board Chair Anthony Chiodo, MD, and ABPMR Executive Director Carolyn Kinney, MD.Read More
What's the Difference Between PM&R Organizations?
In the world of certification and lifelong learning, it can be confusing to know where to turn when you have questions. This new video from the ABPMR can help.Watch Video
We Thank Our Volunteers of 2017-18
The ABPMR thanks the many physician volunteers who have given the gift of their time, knowledge, and dedication to the field of PM&R and its subspecialties this year.Read More
MOC Part IV
One Year Later, Diplomates Take Advantage of NCQA Option for MOC
Physiatrists are earning credit for maintenance of certification while participating in a program that develops team-based, patient-centered care in their practices.Read More
ABPMR Research on Successful MOC Examination Preparation
What are the factors that predict success when taking the American Board of Physical Medicine and Rehabilitation’s Maintenance of Certification (MOC) Examination? The article, published in the PM&R Journal, details findings that may help candidates with examination preparation.Read More
Is your doctor certified?
When you need to put your health into a professional’s hands, you want to be confident in your physician’s evaluation, advice, and treatment plan. One of the best ways to be assured you’re getting good care is to choose a doctor who is board certified.
For Our Diplomates
Making Maintenance of Certification Matter
The ABPMR Maintenance of Certification (MOC) Program helps you keep your knowledge current, your practice improving, and your clinical skills sharp throughout your career — but it’s not really about you. It’s about your patients. When applied to your practice effectively, MOC helps you continue raising the bar of excellence in patient care.
Lifelong Learning & Self-Assessment
Continuing Medical Education (CME) credits are the backbone of the MOC Program. By completing about 40 CME credits a year, including 8 Self-Assessment CME credits, you’re ensuring your clinical knowledge is always current.
The once-every-10-years MOC Examination assesses the knowledge of established physiatrists in a 160-question test. The exam is intended as a “check-in” point each decade to ensure competency standards continue to be met.
The practice improvement project (PIP) is a chance to demonstrate the steps you’ve taken to continually improve for your patients — and to give you the tools to measure and quantify that improvement. (Tip: This requirement may be more straightforward than you think.)
Your Roadmap to Certification
Welcome to the start of your journey to PM&R certification.
Board certification demonstrates your knowledge, skills, and competence to your employer, your peers, and your patients. Once you reach the end of residency, your certification journey begins. The ABPMR is here to give you a roadmap to certification and beyond.
We're Here To Help
At the ABPMR, we know you need specific information for your employer, but every ABMS member board and every state licensing board has a slightly different way of doing things. We want to make your job easier.
Search Our Physician Database
Our Physician Verification Tool can help you find the information you need quickly to verify certification and more.
Review Certification Requirements
To help you find the most current certification requirements for PM&R and all our subspecialties, click to download the latest Booklet of Information.
Review Subspecialty Requirements
Starting in 2014, ABPMR diplomates have the option of maintaining subspecialty certification only. Review the details here, or download the BOI for the policy.
Questions? Contact Us
We are here to make your job easier. Can’t find what you need? We can help. Give us a call or send us an email.