Maintenance of Certification

Step 1: Understand Maintenance of Certification® (MOC®)

MOC was developed by the American Board of Medical Specialties (ABMS) to improve patient care by ensuring continuous lifelong learning and professional development throughout a physician’s medical career. For board-certified physiatrists, the American Board of Physical Medicine and Rehabilitation (ABPMR) sets MOC requirements that are customized to the specialty and ensure compliance with ABMS Standards.

Recognizing that physicians participating in that process want a variety of options to meet these requirements, your Academy has developed a suite of resources to help you understand and meet the different components of MOC.

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Step 2: Know Your Requirements

The 10-year MOC cycle begins with the year of board (re)certification. Select the year you received board certification or recertification (the most recent year) to view the MOC requirements you must meet for each part within your 10-year MOC cycle.

Step 3: Know Where You Stand

If you want to know what MOC requirements you have completed through AAPM&R, visit “My Transcript” under the “My Education (ME)” tab on the mē® website.  As a member, you can also enter non-AAPM&R CME credit obtained from other accredited organizations into your AAPM&R transcript to help you track your progress.

Note: PIPs will no longer appear on your AAPM&R transcript. If you have completed requirements through a source other than AAPM&R, please contact the American Board of Physical Medicine and Rehabilitation (ABPMR) directly at 507-282-1776.

Step 4: Complete Your Requirements—MOC Resources Now Included with Membership

All Academy resources available to help you successfully meet MOC requirements can be found on mē®. To view resources by MOC type, click on the MOC|2, MOC|3, and MOC|4 links in the left side navigation of the Catalog.

NEW for 2016—Current, fundamental MOC resources are now included in your membership!
  • One complimentary Self-Assessment Exam for Practitioners (SAE-P) for Fellow and Associate members– earn 8 AMA PRA Category 1 Credits™ toward your annual Part II Requirement.
  • All Practice Improvement Projects (PIPs) are now available at no cost to members to assist you with fulfilling your MOC Part IV Requirement.

Still have questions? We’re here to help. Call us at 847-737-6000.