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 series 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 ® 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: 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 Included with Membership

All Academy resources available to help you successfully meet MOC requirements can be found on ®. 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.

Current, fundamental MOC resources are 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™ to meet your annual Part II requirement.
  • All practice improvement projects (PIPs) are now available to all members at no cost to meet your Part IV requirement.
  • Learn about how to complete your Part IV requirement through participation in the STEP Ultrasound Certificate Program!

Have you not used your complimentary SAE-P code from 2018? Make sure to maintain your membership, and you can bank your codes until you’re ready to use them! 

Learn more about complimentary MOC resources offered by your Academy.

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