Maintenance of Certification


​Maintenance of Certification

The AAP provides several options to meet Maintenance of Certification (MOC) requirements, as defined and monitored by the American Board of Pediatrics (ABP). AAP provides educational activities approved for MOC Part 2 credits and quality improvement projects for Part 4 credits.

Review the sections below to learn how the AAP can help you meet your MOC needs.


Part 2: Lifelong Learning and Self-Assessment

The AAP offers many educational activities, including self-assessments, live activities, and journals, to help you assess and enhance your clinical knowledge and practice skills.  These activities are designated not only for ABP MOC Part 2 points, but also for AMA PRA Category 1 Credits™.

Maintenance of Certification (MOC) Part 2 Credit

Part 4: Improving Professional Practice — Quality Improvement   

The AAP offers several resources to help you earn MOC Part 4 points. Learn more about opportunities for residents, web-based activities, quality improvement collaboratives, credit for QI abstracts presented at the AAP National Conference, and developing your own quality improvement project and resources to support you.

Maintenance of Certification (MOC) Part 4 Credit

Earning Points in Five-Year Cycles 

To receive credit for Part 2 and Part 4 activities and maintain certification, you must earn a total of 100 points — a minimum of 40 for Part 2 and a minimum of 40 for Part 4 every five years. The additional 20 points may be earned in either Part 2 or Part 4 activities. You can complete your Part 2 and Part 4 activities any time during your 5-year MOC cycle. To see your specific MOC requirements and deadlines, log into your ABP Portfolio.

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