Maintenance of Certification

History of Maintenance of Certification

Access your personal MOC plan
Access your personal MOC plan


Maintenance of Certification® (MOC®) was developed by the American Board of Medical Specialties (ABMS) to ensure a continuous cycle of lifelong learning for a physician’s professional development throughout his or her medical career.

American Board of Physical Medicine and Rehabilitation (ABPMR)

The American Board of Physical Medicine and Rehabilitation (ABPMR) sets MOC requirements for board certified physiatrists, and monitors and tracks the MOC process to ensure all standards are being met. All ABPMR diplomates certified in 1993 and beyond must complete all applicable requirements within the 10-year MOC cycle to maintain their certification.

To see the MOC requirements set by the ABPMR, click here.

Your Academy

Recognizing that members need an uncomplicated way to navigate and meet the MOC requirements, your Academy (AAPM&R) has developed a series of resources that meet the different requirements of MOC. All Academy tools available to help you meet MOC requirements set forth by ABPMR can be found on ®.

Confused about what requirements you need to meet when?

Use the links below to access your Personal MOC Plan.

The 10-year MOC cycle begins with the year of board 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.

Click on the year when you were last certified:
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Your Academy Makes Understanding Maintenance of Certif​ication (MOC) Easy

The free webinars below provide you with an overview of Maintenance of Certification (MOC) and include a demonstration of resources your Academy has developed to assist you with meeting MOC requirements.

  •  Click the Play Button symbol to watch each webinar.
  • To view the videos in full-screen format, click Play Button and hit the Expand the Video button button on the bottom, right-hand side of the video player.
This 12-minute webinar includes a demonstration of the Academy’s Practice Improvement Projects (PIPs) to assist physicians in meeting their Part IV requirement:   This 12-minute webinar includes a review of the Academy’s self assessment resources to assist physicians in meeting their Part II requirement:
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