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Expired Certificates

For a variety of reasons, pediatricians will sometimes allow their board certification to expire. Perhaps you intentionally took a break from practicing medicine. Or you didn’t complete all four parts of Maintenance of Certification (MOC) during your five-year cycle.

Whatever the reason, when you are ready to become certified again, the American Board of Pediatrics (ABP) will try to make the process as smooth as possible for you.

The good news is that you will not have to play “catch-up” by paying fees or doing activities for your noncertified years. On the other hand, you will need to complete all your MOC requirements before your board certification can be regained.

To regain certification, first go to your ABP Portfolio where you can enroll in your MOC lapsed cycle, submit your licensure verification information, and pay your fees. During your five year MOC lapsed cycle you will need to become compliant with all four parts of MOC. This includes having a valid, unrestricted medical license, earning 100 total points for Part 2 and Part 4 activities (the ABP will counts any points you have earned in the previous 60 months), and meeting your Part 3 requirement through either MOCA-Peds or the secure exam.

Your specific information can be found in your ABP Portfolio. You will regain your board certification and have your status recognized on our website after you have completed all four of the requirements for MOC.