Multi-Specialty Portfolio Program
Looking for options to complete a Practice Improvement Project? Find out if your institution is a sponsor of the ABMS Multi-Specialty Portfolio Program, or learn more about becoming a sponsor.Learn More
ABPMR Online Services
Your MOC Homepage
Log in to your MOC Homepage today to update medical licensure status, view and report CME credits, pay annual fees, view self-assessment options and self-assessments completed, or view practice performance options and submit projects.Log In
Free or Low-Cost Self-Assessment Options
The ABMS MOC Directory offers a variety of options for self-assessment (SA) CME with varying time commitments and price points. Self-assessment is a unique type of Continuing Medical Education (CME) activity in which diplomates self-test to identify knowledge gaps, learn material, and then test again to demonstrate learning.View MOC Directory
Did you know?
MOC Activity Reciprocity Policy
If you hold dual certification and are participating in the MOC program of another ABMS member board, you can get ABPMR MOC credit for self-assessments and/or practice performance projects completed through that board by providing verification.Read Policy
Did you know?
AMA PRA Category 1 Credits
Did you know you can get CME just for recertifying? After you complete all MOC requirements and recertify, you may apply for 60 AMA PRA Category 1 Credits.Access the application here.
Learning Over a Lifetime
The guiding principle of the ABPMR Maintenance of Certification (MOC) Program is to foster excellence in patient care by encouraging, stimulating, and supporting physiatrists’ continuing education over a lifetime of practice in PM&R. Here's what your PM&R colleagues have to say about MOC:
Goals of MOC
Improving our practice, enriching our patients' lives
Based on the Core Competencies set by the American Board of Medical Specialties, the ABPMR MOC Program is designed to:
Foster excellence in patient care
Ease diplomates into a continuous program of lifelong learning and periodic testing
Demonstrate that physicians are maintaining their knowledge and skills over time
Document physicians' ongoing efforts to meet the requirements of certification in PM&R and keep current in the specialty
Provide assurance to the public that ABPMR diplomates maintain and continually improve their knowledge and skills in physiatry
MOC PROGRAM PARTICIPATION AND FEE
Who Participates in MOC, and What’s the Fee?
The ABPMR implemented its Maintenance of Certification Program in 1993. Since then, there have been a few major changes to the program as the American Board of Medical Specialties (ABMS) implemented standards for all member boards.
All ABPMR diplomates certified in 1993 and later are required to participate in all parts of the MOC Program. In addition, any ABPMR diplomate holding any ABPMR subspecialty certificate is required to participate in all parts of the MOC Program for that subspecialty (this requirement is currently being phased in at each diplomate’s subspecialty recertification).
The current annual fee for all ABPMR diplomates participating in MOC is $200, which helps to cover the cost of administering the MOC Program. This includes maintaining the database that tracks diplomate information, researching and piloting MOC Program innovations (such as CertLink ™), and providing customer service when diplomates have questions or concerns.
The requirements for your MOC Program are based on the year you were certified or recertified. Find out more below.
Your MOC Program
When you pass the ABPMR Part II Examination, you've earned your primary certification in PM&R and are automatically enrolled in the Maintenance of Certification (MOC) Program. But because the program has evolved since its inception in 1993, ABPMR MOC Program requirements vary based on the year you were certified or recertified.
MOC Requirements (Certificates Issued Before 2012)
MOC Requirements (Certificates Issued 2012 and Later)