Maintenance of Certification (MOC)

The American Board of Psychiatry and Neurology (ABPN) implements the MOC program and monitors participation for its diplomates (board certified physicians). The ABPN sets standards and requirements for certification and MOC for Neurology/Child Neurology, Psychiatry, and for Subspecialties; Addiction Psychiatry, Child and Adolescent Psychiatry, Clinical Neurophysiology, Forensic Psychiatry, Geriatric Psychiatry, Neurodevelopmental Disabilities, and Pain Medicine. The ABPN is a member board of the American Board of Medical Specialties (ABMS). ABMS sets the general standards and the ABPN implements the programs for psychiatry and neurology. 

The American Psychiatric Association can guide you on your pathway to understanding and meeting the four components of MOC. We will keep you up-to-date on the latest MOC Activity Requirements you need to know.  APA offers a wide variety of CME and MOC approved activities to help you achieve your CME requirements; click here to download the chart of approved activities. Click on each MOC component to learn more.



     
LATEST NEWS IN MOC
 
WATCH VIDEOS ON MOC RECORDED AT THE 2014 APA ANNUAL MEETING

October 2014  - NEW HIV Psychiatry CME courses now available to help psychiatrists in Washington, DC, Kentucky, and Florida meet Maintenance of Licensure requirements. Enroll now in courses at www.APAeducation.org.

August 2014 - Beginning in 2016, board certified or recertified psychiatrists will be required to complete an approved Patient Safety Course either prior to board certification or in the first Continuous-MOC cycle. Patient Safety Course coming soon to www.APAeducation.org.  

July 2014 - ABPN has released new ways to waive some of the SA CME requirements. Read the Non-CME SA Explanation of Requirements here.        

June 2014 - ABPN has reduced the amount of MOC activity needed to meet the requirements for the 2015 through 2021 MOC examinations. View the new 10-YR MOC Chart

NEW! Free MOC Online Program now available to help you earn SA credits - Understanding the Evidence: Off-Label Use of Atypical Anitpsychotics

 

Overview of the ABPN MOC Program, presented by Larry R. Faulkner, MD, President and CEO, American Board of Psychiatry and Neurology 

Maintenance of Certification: Why, What, and How? presented by Lois Margaret Nora, MD, JD, MBA

How APA Supports MOC for its Members, presented by Deborah J. Hales, MD

I Did It and It Aint't Rocket Science, presented by Philip R. Muskin, MA, MD


     
APA CME and MOC APPROVED ACTIVITIES
 
FREQUENTLY ASKED QUESTIONS ABOUT MOC


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