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Maintenance of Certification (MOC)/ Continuous Certification (CC)

What is MOC/CC?

ABMS Maintenance of Certification (MOC)/ Continuous Certification (CC) is a requirement of board certified diplomats without lifetime certification.
Specific requirements vary from board to board, and are routinely updated—check your board’s requirements often.

The 4 Parts of MOC/CC

Part I) License in good standing

Part II) Life long learning (CME) -this is different from state licensure CME amount

Part III) Assessment test

Part IV) Quality Improvement/ Performance Improvement


UUCME can help with MOC/CC Part II and MOC/CC Part IV Requirements

Part II CME for MOC/CC:

UUCME currently provides MOC/CC Part II credit for boards aligned with ACCME:

  • ABIM- American Board of Internal Medicine
  • ABP- American Board of Pediatrics
  • ABA- American Board of Anesthesiology
  • ABPath- American Board of Pathology
  • ABS- American Board of Surgery
  • ABOHNS- American Board of Otolaryngology Head and Neck Surgery

We offer many options for MOC/CC Part II through our Regularly Scheduled Series (RSS) and courses. Check the CME statements for your activity to see if it's offer MOC/CC. 

Please email our to get started with earning MOC credit.

Part IV Quality Improvement/ Performance Improvement:

UUCME is an American Board of Medical Specialty (ABMS) Portfolio Sponsor.
Participating ABMS Member Boards and the NCCPA accept ABMS Portfolio Program-approved activities as meeting their requirements for continuing certification (MOC) credit.

The ABMS Member Boards involved in the ABMS Portfolio Program include:

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  • American Board of Anesthesiology
  • American Board of Dermatology
  • American Board of Emergency Medicine
  • American Board of Family Medicine
  • American Board of Emergency Medicine
  • American Board of Internal Medicine
  • American Board of Obstetrics and Gynecology
  • American Board of Ophthalmology
  • American Board of Otolaryngology – Head and Neck Surgery
  • American Board of Pathology
  • American Board of Pediatrics
  • American Board of Physical Medicine and Rehabilitation
  • American Board of Preventive Medicine
  • American Board of Psychiatry and Neurology
  • American Board of Radiology
  • American Board of Surgery
  • American Board of Thoracic Surgery
  • American Board of Urology
  • National Commission on Certification of Physician Assistants (NCCPA)

Multiple boards can be submitted to for a single project and we encourage multidisciplinary projects.

Performance Improvement (PI CME) is also possible for some QI/PIP projects if our office is notified of the project early enough in the process.

PI/CME involves a long-term, three-stage process by which a physician or group of physicians learn about specific performance measures, assess their practice using the selected performance measures, implement interventions to improve performance related to these measures over a useful interval of time and then reassess their practice using the same performance measures. PI/CME can award up to up to 20 AMA PRA Category 1 Credit(s)™ and may qualify for satisfying certain specialty board maintenance of certification requirements.

Stage A: Learning from current practice performance assessment
Stage B: Learning from the application of PI to patient care
Stage C: Learning from the evaluation of the PI/CME effort

If you have a project, or would like to develop a project please email us at to start the QI Project process. 

More opportunities. Less paperwork.