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

  • Completion of 90 hours of Category 1 CME relevant to the diplomate’s practice over a three-year cycle.
  • At least 60 of the 90 hours must include self-assessment – a written or electronic question-and-answer exercise designed to assess understanding of the CME material.
  • A score of 75% or higher must be required on the self-assessment activity for it to count toward MOC Part II. However, there is no minimum number of questions and repeated attempts are allowed.
  • Diplomates who pass a certifying or recertification/MOC exam from the ABS or another ABMS board may waive 60 hours of Category 1 CME with self-assessment toward the Part II requirement.

For further details and a list of some available resources for Category I CME with self-assessment, please visit the MOC Part II page of the ABS website.

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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