American Board of Physical Medicine and Rehabilitation (ABPMR)

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Maintenance of Certification Part II Lifelong Learning & Self-Assessment Requirements

Part II: Lifelong Learning (CME)

The ABPMR MOC requirement is 300 Category 1 CME credits by the end of the 10-year MOC cycle. The ABPMR recommends that diplomates complete and report an average of 30 Category 1 CME credits per year.

  • Complete and report a total of 300 Category 1 CME credits.
  • Complete and report 150 Category 1 CME credits in years 1-5 and in years 6-10 of MOC cycle (for a total of 300 Category 1 CME credits).

Part II: Self-Assessment (SA)

  • This requirement is being phased in - please go to for specific details. A list of ABPMR-approved self-assessment activities is available online at

    • Complete a total of four ABPMR-approved self-assessments during the 10-year MOC cycle
    • Complete an average of eight CME credits per year (for a total of 40 CME credits in years 1-5 and 40 CME credits in years 6-10) involving ABPMR-approved self-assessments.

Featured ABPMR MOC Activities

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Please Note:

The American Board of Physical Medicine and Rehabilitation (ABPMR) requires that diplomates engage in MOC Part II Lifelong Learning and Self-Assessment Activities to maintain their certification. It is the responsibility of the diplomate to report completion data back to the ABPMR. This ABPMR Board page has been developed to increase access to practice relevant MOC activities that meet the individual learning of ABPMR diplomates. For more information regarding the ABPMR MOC program requirements, please visit Additional MOC resources located on the right side aim to assist ABPMR diplomates in fulfilling additional CME requirements for MOC. All links are associated with accredited CME providers.

Disclaimer – MOC Program requirements from the ABMS Member Boards is for general informational purposes only. The applicable MOC requirements are determined by each ABMS Member Board and may change from time to time. While every effort has been made to ensure that the information is correct, it is ultimately the responsibility of the user to confirm the applicable MOC requirements with the relevant ABMS Member Board(s).

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