MOC Part 4

​Maintenance of Certification (MOC) Part 4 Credit

​Part 4: Improving Professional Practice- Quality Improvement 

Read below about opportunities to earn MOC Part 4 credit!

The American Board of Pediatrics (ABP) granted the AAP Portfolio Sponsorship status, allowing the AAP to review and approve projects for Part 4 Maintenance of Certification. Over 100 Part 4 projects have been approved through the AAP Portfolio Program and over 21,000 physicians have been awarded Part 4 credit.


Residents can "bank" their MOC Part 4 credit for use once they are certified. For more information, visit here.

EQIPP for Residents

Web-based MOC Part 4 Activities

AAP Quality Improvement Collaboratives

QI Poster and Platform Abstracts Presented at the AAP National Conference

Develop an MOC Part 4-eligible QI Project

If you are thinking about developing your own MOC Part 4-eligible QI project for pediatricians, please read the information below to learn more about the requirements to submit projects through the AAP MOC Portfolio and supporting resources.  Then, complete our MOC Part 4 Project Request form. Staff will contact you to learn more about your project and provide options.

AAP Quality Improvement Implementation Tools and Resources

As part of a continuous effort to support pediatricians and their care teams in the mission to ensure 'every child gets the right care every time,' the Academy has created a new home for various quality improvement resources and implementation tools. The tools and resources are organized by topic area (e.g., Attention-Deficit/Hyperactivity Disorder, Infantile Hemangiomas, Pneumonia, etc.) and have been generated by a variety of member groups throughout the Academy.

The tools and resources are meant to enable pediatricians and their care teams to implement AAP guidance at the point of care, whether that be in the community, clinic, and/or hospital setting. A number of the tools and resources were designed to directly support the Academy's Clinical Practice Guidelines. All of the topic-specific tools and resources, as well as additional information on the Academy's quality improvement efforts can be accessed at/through the Quality Improvement and Implementation Tools and Resources page. 

PediaLink QI

PediaLink QI is a personalized quality improvement program developed to help the board-certified pediatrician enhance performance and optimize outcomes relevant to his or her practice of medicine. PediaLink QI was designed to be beneficial to all pediatricians regardless of specialty, location, practice type, population served, or time spent in clinical care. It is grounded upon adult learning principals, behavioral change theory and stages of physician learning and is built upon the model of practice-based continuous professional development. PediaLink QI allows participants to apply to quality improvement principles at the "point-of-care" most meaningful to one's individual sphere of practice leading to deeper learning, an increased level of engagement and greater motivation for change.

 Quality Improvement Data Aggregator – A Tool to Support QI projects

The Quality Improvement Data Aggregator (QIDA) is a web-based data aggregation system developed and owned by the American Academy of Pediatrics. The QIDA system creates a unified structure for the collection, analysis, and reporting of improvement data. The system is intended for use amongst Quality Improvement (QI) programs and projects sponsored by the Academy and its chapter affiliates. If you are interested in using the QIDA for the QI project you are developing, please contact Lori Morawski, MPH, Manager, QI Programs.

For more information about the MOC Portfolio Program or to receive consultation, please contact MOCPortfolio.

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