What is MOC?

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

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


How our office can help with MOC Part II and MOC Part IV Requirements

Part II CME for MOC:

The University of Utah School of Medicine is accredited by the Accreditation Council for Continuing Medical Education (ACCME) to provide continuing medical education for physicians. We currently provide MOC 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

ABO- American Board of Ophthamology 

ABOHNS- American Board of Otolaryngology Head and Neck Surgery


We offer many options for MOC Part II through our Regularly Scheduled Series (RSS) and courses.

Check our RSS calendar for events and check with series coordinators to see if they offer MOC credit for your ABMS board.

Required for MOC to be awarded by our office: explicit permission to share your MOC credit/info with ACCME.

Please email our MOC@hsc.utah.edu to get started with earning MOC credit.


Part IV Quality Improvement/ Performance Improvement:

UUCME Office 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:

  • 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 Improvent (PI CME) is also possible for some QI/PIP projects if our office is notified of the project early enough in the process.
20 PI CME credits per project, available to all clinicians (MDs, PAs, RNs, etc.)

If you have a project, or would like to develop a project please email us at MOC@hsc.utah.edu to start the QI Project process. Here is an example of our Part IV PI CME QI Form

More opportunities. Less paperwork.