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Maintenance of Certification (MOC)

bullet (MOC) Program Overview
bullet MOC Activity Requirement Explanations
bullet ABPN Approved Products
bullet Information for MOC Examinations
bullet Application for MOC Examinations
bullet MOC Combined Examinations
bullet Examination Schedules

2014 MOC: PQRS and the MOC Matters Website
Visit the MOC Matters Website to fulfill and document your 2014 MOC and PQRS requirements. It consists of the MOC: PQRS Attestation Module, the PQRS Registry Module and the Patient Experience of Care Survey Module. As an added feature, the freestanding Patient Survey Module is available to diplomates of all Member Boards, whether or not the diplomates are participating in MOC:PQRS. The Website also includes an updated MOC:PQRS Facts & FAQs.
Click to find PDFs pdf icon.





  • Announcements
  • Applications and IFAs
  • Grade Letters Mailed
  • ABPN Quarterly Update


Announcements

MOC Matters Deadline
The deadline is January 31, 2015 for all eligible diplomates participating in the 2014 MOC: PQRS program through the MOC Matters platform. more >>

DSM-5 Conversion
ABPN will adapt its examination specifications and content to conform to DSM-5. more >>

Faculty Innovation in Education Award Information
The ABPN has established a faculty fellowship program to support the development of innovative education and/or evaluation projects that promote effective training or lifelong learning of psychiatrists and neurologists. more >>

Continuous MOC (C-MOC) Requirements
One stage of MOC activities will be waived for Diplomates who complete ACGME-accredited ABPN subspecialty fellowships in 2011 or later and sit for and pass the corresponding ABPN subspecialty examination at the first opportunity after completion of the fellowship. more >>

Policy Change for Graduating Residents
Physicians are now required to become Board certified within seven years following successful completion of ACGME-accredited or ABPN approved residency training in their primary specialty.
more >>

MOC Update for 2014
Beginning in 2014, diplomates are required to use only ABPN-approved products for Self-Assessment and Performance in Practice activities.


Applications and IFAs!

Applications are available approximately 3 months prior to the application deadline. Check availability to apply online from the ABPN Physician Folios website. View more applications.


2015 Applications and IFAs
Maintenance of Certification
bullet Neurology/Child Neurology
bullet Psychiatry
Subspecialties
bullet n/a
Initial Certification
bullet n/a
Subspecialties
bullet n/a
bullet n/a

Grade Letters Mailed

April 15, 2014
For Part II examination in Little Rock, AR, on March 28-30, 2014.
more >>
December 2, 2013
For CAP Part II examination in San Atonio, TX on November 15-17, 2013.
more >>
May 3, 2013
For Part II examination in Chicago on April 19-21, 2013.
more >>
April 4, 2013
For MOC Psychiatry examination on February 18-March 1, 2013.
more >>
March 29, 2013
For MOC Neurology/Child Neurology examination on February 18-March 1, 2013.
more >>
February 1, 2013
For Psychiatry Part II examination on January 18-20, 2013.
more >>
December 20, 2012
For Hospice and Palliative Medicine on October 4 & 5, 2012.
more >>
November 28, 2012
For Child and Adolescent Psychiatry on October 2-3, 2012.
more >>

More Grade Letters >>

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Breaking News

2015-16 Faculty Innovation in Education Award Recipients Announced

The ABPN is pleased to announce the 2015-16 Faculty Innovation in Education Award recipients (previously known as the Faculty Fellowship Award). Each year, the selection committee chooses up to two psychiatry and two neurology fellows for this two-year fellowship that focuses on innovative education and/or evaluation projects that promote effective training or lifelong learning among practicing psychiatrists and neurologists.

Read the full press release here.



Learn about MOC
The ABPN MOC Program reflects the Board’s commitment to lifelong learning throughout one’s profession. The mission of the ABPN's Maintenance of Certification (MOC) Program is to advance the clinical practice of psychiatry and neurology by promoting the highest evidence-based guidelines and standards to ensure excellence in all areas of care and practice improvement.
[more]

bullet Introduction to MOC
bullet 10-YR MOC
bullet C-MOC

Helpful tips
bullet How to determine in you are in 10-YR MOC or C-MOC? [more]
bullet View a list of ABPN approved products [more]
bullet Learn more about why certification and maintenance of certification matters by visiting www.certificationmatters.org

Apply for an examination | ABPN Physician Folios site | Visit the Pearson VUE Website


Find applications
Candidates can download application materials for their online examination and view other important information.

bullet Find out more information about the application process
bullet Complete an online application by logging into ABPN Physician Folios
bullet Visit the Pearson VUE Web site
bullet Learn more about MOC Combined examinations

Select Certification or MOC for your Specialty/Subspecialty, and view information pertaining to your examination.

Related information includes; Information for Applicants (IFAs), Application Deadlines, Fees, Content Outlines, Format and Scoring, Examination Schedules.

IFA Booklets: Each year the ABPN provides print publications for each examination that will be offered in the following year. These Information for Applicants publications contain our rules and regulations, requirements for admissions to examinations, examination procedures, specific training requirements, and content descriptions for the examination. Content outlines and format & scoring PDFs are also available for each Specialty/Subspecialty.

Helpful resource: Application Timeline for Examination


ABPN Certification and MOC related materials
Specialty Specialty
Neurology/Child Neurology
Certification | MOC
Psychiatry
Certification | MOC

Subspecialty Subspecialty
bullet Brain Injury Medicine
Certification | MOC
bullet Clinical Neurophysiology
Certification | MOC
bullet Epilepsy
Certification | MOC
bullet Hospice and Palliative Medicine
Certification | MOC
bullet Neurodevelopmental Disabilities
Certification | MOC
bullet Neuromuscular Medicine
Certification | MOC
bullet Pain Medicine
Certification | MOC
bullet Sleep Medicine
Certification | MOC
bullet Vascular Neurology
Certification | MOC
bullet Addiction Psychiatry
Certification | MOC
bullet Brain Injury Medicine
Certification | MOC
bullet Child and Adolescent Psychiatry
Certification | MOC
bullet Clinical Neurophysiology
Certification | MOC
bullet Forensic Psychiatry
Certification | MOC
bullet Geriatric Psychiatry
Certification | MOC
bullet Hospice and Palliative Medicine
Certification | MOC
bullet Pain Medicine
Certification | MOC
bullet Psychosomatic Medicine
Certification | MOC
bullet Sleep Medicine
Certification | MOC

Apply for an examination | ABPN Physician Folios site | Visit the Pearson VUE Website

Find PIPs
ABPN Approved PIP Clinical Product and Feedback Product Lists are available for your Specialty/Subspecialty by clicking on the appropriate Maintenance of Certification (MOC) link.

You may also view All Approved MOC Products Listing
bullet ABPN Approved PIP Clinical Product List
bullet ABPN Approved PIP Feedback Product List

Specialty Specialty
Neurology/Child Neurology
Certification | MOC
Psychiatry
Certification | MOC

Subspecialty Subspecialty
bullet Brain Injury Medicine
Certification | MOC
bullet Clinical Neurophysiology
Certification | MOC
bullet Epilepsy
Certification | MOC
bullet Hospice and Palliative Medicine
Certification | MOC
bullet Neurodevelopmental Disabilities
Certification | MOC
bullet Neuromuscular Medicine
Certification | MOC
bullet Pain Medicine
Certification | MOC
bullet Sleep Medicine
Certification | MOC
bullet Vascular Neurology
Certification | MOC
bullet Addiction Psychiatry
Certification | MOC
bullet Brain Injury Medicine
Certification | MOC
bullet Child and Adolescent Psychiatry
Certification | MOC
bullet Clinical Neurophysiology
Certification | MOC
bullet Forensic Psychiatry
Certification | MOC
bullet Geriatric Psychiatry
Certification | MOC
bullet Hospice and Palliative Medicine
Certification | MOC
bullet Pain Medicine
Certification | MOC
bullet Psychosomatic Medicine
Certification | MOC
bullet Sleep Medicine
Certification | MOC

Find exam schedules
Examination schedules are available for your Specialty/Subspecialty by clicking on the appropriate Certification or Maintenance of Certification (MOC) link.

You may also download the PDF version listing all examinations pdf icon

ABPN Specialty/Subspecialty exam schedules
Specialty Specialty
Neurology/Child Neurology
Certification | MOC
Psychiatry
Certification | MOC

Subspecialty Subspecialty
bullet Brain Injury Medicine
Certification | MOC
bullet Clinical Neurophysiology
Certification | MOC
bullet Epilepsy
Certification | MOC
bullet Hospice and Palliative Medicine
Certification | MOC
bullet Neurodevelopmental Disabilities
Certification | MOC
bullet Neuromuscular Medicine
Certification | MOC
bullet Pain Medicine
Certification | MOC
bullet Sleep Medicine
Certification | MOC
bullet Vascular Neurology
Certification | MOC
bullet Addiction Psychiatry
Certification | MOC
bullet Brain Injury Medicine
Certification | MOC
bullet Child and Adolescent Psychiatry
Certification | MOC
bullet Clinical Neurophysiology
Certification | MOC
bullet Forensic Psychiatry
Certification | MOC
bullet Geriatric Psychiatry
Certification | MOC
bullet Hospice and Palliative Medicine
Certification | MOC
bullet Pain Medicine
Certification | MOC
bullet Psychosomatic Medicine
Certification | MOC
bullet Sleep Medicine
Certification | MOC

New 10-year Requirements

Based on recent feedback from the field and availability of ABPN-approved MOC products, the ABPN has reduced the number of self-assessment CME credits and PIP units required in order to assist our diplomates in meeting examination requirements for the MOC examinations 2015-2021.

For those sitting for the 2015 MOC examination, the SA CME credits were reduced from 40 to 24.

For those sitting 2016-2021 for the MOC examination, the number of SA CME credits was reduced from 80 to 24. In addition, the PIP unit was reduced from three to one. The requirement of 300 category 1 CME credits remains the same.

If a diplomate completed more than 24 SA CME credits, or more than 1 PIP unit, he/she may apply the additional credits to the first C-MOC block after passing the MOC examination. The activities must have been completed during the three years prior to the MOC examination.

A complete description of the requirements for admission can be found in the Information for Applicants publication, or on our website at ABPN IFA Publications. Beginning in 2014, diplomates are required to use only ABPN-approved products for Self-Assessment (SA) and Improvement in Medical Practice (PIP) activities. A list of ABPN approved maintenance of certification products is available at ABPN MOC Approved Products List.


Learn more about ABPN Physician Folios
The ABPN Physician Folios offers a single source for information pertinent to a physician at all the various stages of a relationship with the ABPN - from resident through seasoned diplomate engaged in MOC. Likewise, ABPN Physician Folios provides a dynamic conduit for important data exchange such as making updates to personal contact information, updating medical license information, and applying and paying for an examination.

Visit ABPN Physician Folios (www.abpn.com/folios) and follow the instructions to activate your account. Over time, more functions will be added into the ABPN Physician Folios such as an area for residents to view their status toward completion of credentialing activities for initial certification, and an area for diplomates to record their maintenance of certification activities.

What's in the site?
The ABPN Physician Folios site gives you access to two main functions: Views and Actions. Views are simply displays of information. The actionable items that can be performed are typically stated as such and appear in an underlined dark red font: Click to Apply for an Examination or Update License Information.

Be sure to look for little "Info" symbols like this folios throughout the web site. Move your cursor over these symbols and pop up boxes or bubbles display important information regarding "views" or "actions" for that page.

How do I activate an account?
In order to log in to the secure portal, you must have an established relationship with the ABPN through one of the following methods:
• You are a diplomate of the ABPN.
• Your training program must have entered your residency and/or your fellowship training into the ABPN preCERT® system.
• You have previously applied for an ABPN examination.
1) Go to www.abpn.com/folios. You may wish to bookmark ("ctrl D") the login page for future quick reference.
2) Click the "Activate Account" button.
3) A secondary authentication page will be launched asking for your current email address, first name, last name, birth date, and the last four digits of your social security number. (If the system is not able to authenticate you using these pieces of information, you can click on the Activate Account Assistance link for instructions.
4) Upon authentication and activation, a unique case-sensitive password will be emailed to you.
5) Return to www.abpn.com/folios, enter your email address and your password, click login.
6) Once you login you can change your password by clicking on the Change Password link at the top of the page.


Read the ABPN Quarterly Update
Learn the answers to the following questions by visiting ABPN Web site’s Quarterly Update page at www.abpn.com/QuarterlyUpdate or click on the listed items below for more information.

This edition of ABPN’s Quarterly Update features Changes in MOC Requirements.

As a result of the new 2015 ABMS MOC Standards and based on feedback from the field, the ABPN has changed some of the ABPN MOC program requirements. Some specific requirements that have changed are:

1. Feedback modules require that diplomates collect feedback from only ONE of the following options. [more]

2. The ABPN has reduced the amount of MOC activity needed to meet the requirements for the 2015 through 2021 MOC examinations. [more]

3. Some C-MOC program requirements may be waived for diplomates who pass the subspecialty certification exam in 2012, or later. [more]

4. Diplomates are no longer required to enter the details of their MOC activities in the ABPN Physician Folios system. Diplomates will now attest to having completed the MOC requirements. [more]

The next scheduled Quarterly Update will be sent in the third quarter of 2014.


Request a receipt
Requests for receipts must be submitted in writing using a form. Either print and fax this form or fill in and submit the form online via the web. Requests cannot be fulfilled via the telephone.

During peak time perriods such as near tax time it may take 48 hours or longer to process the receipt request.

Click here to go to the receipt request form.

Download a form
All forms and documents available for download are in PDF file format pdf. PDF files can be viewed using Adobe Acrobat Reader. If you are experiencing difficulty opening a pdf file, you may need the current version of the Adobe Acrobat Reader, that may be downloaded free of charge from the Adobe web site.

To download a form, click on a topic and you will be directed to the appropriate area on the web site.

bullet General Forms and Information
bullet Maintenance of Certification (MOC)
bullet Psychiatry
bullet Neurology
bullet Child and Adolescent Psychiatry
bullet ABPN preCERT® Credentialing System

Change your address
You can change your address by logging into ABPN Physician folios at www.abpn.com/folios. You can also change your contact information, update your license, etc.

If you do not currently have an account, there are instructions on the login page that will guide you through this process.

Change your name/title

You can change your name and/or title by sending documentation via fax or mail.

bullet Fax: 847.229.6600
Attention: Computer Examinations
bullet Mail:

American Board of Psychiatry and Neurology, Inc.
Attention: Computer Examinations
2150 E. Lake Cook road, Suite 900
Buffalo Grove, IL, 60089

Helpful tips
bullet Any name and/or title changes must be submitted to the Board prior to the first day of the examination administration.
bullet For your security, name and/or title changes must be accompanied by appropriate documentation.
bullet ABPN requires certified, legal documentation; marriage license, name change determination; (i.e., court records).
bullet Your name and title on file with the Board office at the time of your passing an examination will be printed on your diplomate certificate.
bullet Contact (847) 229-6511 if you have any questions.


View testing screens

Testing screen samples are available for Specialties/Subspecialties by clicking on the appropriate link.

ABPN Specialty/Subspecialty testing screens


Specialty Specialty
Neurology/Child Neurology
Certification | MOC
Psychiatry
Certification | MOC

Subspecialty Subspecialty
bullet Brain Injury Medicine
Certification | MOC
bullet Clinical Neurophysiology
Certification | MOC
bullet Epilepsy
Certification | MOC
bullet Hospice and Palliative Medicine
Certification | MOC
bullet Neurodevelopmental Disabilities
Certification | MOC
bullet Neuromuscular Medicine
Certification | MOC
bullet Pain Medicine
Certification | MOC
bullet Sleep Medicine
Certification | MOC
bullet Vascular Neurology
Certification | MOC
bullet Addiction Psychiatry
Certification | MOC
bullet Brain Injury Medicine
Certification | MOC
bullet Child and Adolescent Psychiatry
Certification | MOC
bullet Clinical Neurophysiology
Certification | MOC
bullet Forensic Psychiatry
Certification | MOC
bullet Geriatric Psychiatry
Certification | MOC
bullet Hospice and Palliative Medicine
Certification | MOC
bullet Pain Medicine
Certification | MOC
bullet Psychosomatic Medicine
Certification | MOC
bullet Sleep Medicine
Certification | MOC





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