Lifelong Learning and Self-Assessment (Part 2) of Maintenance of Certification (MOC) is designed to help pediatricians assess and enhance the clinical knowledge and skills important to their individual practices, using activities developed by the American Board of Pediatrics (ABP) and other organizations.
You must earn at least 50 points for Part 2 activities every five years, regardless of how many certifications you want to maintain. If you have more than one certification, the same five-year cycle will apply to all your certifications.
You must earn a total of 100 points — a minimum of 50 for Part 2 and a minimum of 50 for Part 4 every five years. You can complete your Part 2 and Part 4 activities any time during your five-year MOC cycle.
Log in to your ABP Portfolio to see how many points you currently have and when your cycle ends.
How to Earn MOC Part 2 Credit
- ABP’s Question of the Week (QOW).
- Self-assessment activities developed by the ABP and other organizations. (Find these assessments in your ABP Portfolio.)
- General Pediatric Comprehensive Knowledge Self-Assessment
- Decision Skills Self-Assessment
- Topic self-assessments
- CME activities with individual assessment and feedback that have been approved for MOC credit. (Find these activities in ACCME’s CME Finder search tool.)
- Life support certifications like PALS, ACLS, BLS, and NRP.
- UpToDate credit earned in 2021.
- Part 2 activities may be completed any time during your five-year MOC cycle.
- ABP does not charge for ABP-developed self-assessments, but other organizations may charge for their activities.
- Nearly all approved Part 2 activities qualify for Continued Medical Education (CME) credit. The single exception is the ABP General Pediatrics Knowledge Self-Assessment (also known as the “practice test”).
- On the other hand, while MOC Part 2 points and CME credits often overlap, they are not the same.
- Different activities provide different amounts of MOC points after completion, so refer to your ABP Portfolio often to see your progress toward completing your requirements.