Maintenance of Certification (MOC)

The continuous and ongoing process of lifelong learning, self-assessment and clinical improvement that board-certified pediatricians and pediatric subspecialists perform to maintain certification with the American Board of Pediatrics (ABP) is called Maintenance of Certification (MOC).

MOC assures pediatric patients and their families that ABP-certified pediatricians are actively working to stay up to date with the most current medical knowledge over the course of time that they practice medicine.

ABP and the 23 other certifying boards of the American Board of Medical Specialties (ABMS), collaborated to create the four-part structure of MOC.

Learn More

  • To get started or learn more about the MOC process, start with our How-To Guide or go directly to any of the items in the menu on the right side of this page (below if you are on a mobile device).
  • To see your specific MOC cycle dates, completed requirements, fees and exams, log in to your personal and secure ABP Portfolio.
  • To read research findings and evidence to support MOC, visit the ABMS Continuing Certification Reference Center, a searchable online resource.



Visit our Residents and Fellows page for information about MOC for residents and fellows.