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

March 2015 - Beginning in 2016, ABPN Diplomates certified or recertified will be required to complete an ABPN approved Patient Safety Course either prior to board certification or in the first C-MOC block (2017-2019).

The APA online patient safety program Patient Safety in Psychiatry: An Introduction to the Foundation of Patient Safety and Approaches to Adverse Events in Mental Health, has been approved by ABPN to meet the MOC safety requirement. Free to APA members at apaeducation.org.

November 2014  2014 Updates on Maintenance of Certification handout from ABPN.

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.

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 and C-MOC Chart.

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

 
WATCH VIDEOS ON MOC RECORDED AT THE 2014 APA ANNUAL MEETING


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 Ain't Rocket Science, presented by Philip R. Muskin, MA, MD

 

FREQUENTLY ASKED QUESTIONS ABOUT MOC

Find answers to your MOC questions here

 


 
APA CME and MOC APPROVED ACTIVITIES


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