MOCA-Peds: Research and Evaluation

The American Board of Pediatrics (ABP) officially launched MOCA-Peds (Maintenance of Certification Assessment for Pediatrics) in 2019 after a two-year pilot. MOCA-Peds is the default option for pediatricians to fulfill their Maintenance of Certification (MOC) exam requirement.

This page describes the research methods used to build and evaluate MOCA-Peds — based on the experience and input from tens of thousands of board-certified pediatricians — and provides some of the research results.

To provide an optimal user experience, the ABP has gathered feedback from user panels, in-person and virtual focus groups, in-person usability tests, and surveys with both pilot and 2019 participants. As of January 2018, more than 200 pediatricians participated in the in-person and virtual groups, and nearly every participant in the pilot — exceeding 10,000 pediatricians — responded to the surveys.

To learn more about MOCA-Peds and how it works for pediatricians, please visit our MOCA-Peds webpage. If you are a pediatrician and want to learn how you are personally affected, please log in to your ABP Portfolio.


Learn More About MOCA-Peds in 2020


NEW: Read about the overall scoring, participation, and survey results for MOCA-Peds in our 2020 evaluation results infographic (PDF).


Performance Reports

The reports below provide a graphical summary of pediatrician performance in each of the content areas assessed by MOCA-Peds in 2020.

2019 Performance Reports

Learn More About the MOCA-Peds Pilot

The formative evaluation of MOCA-Peds was made possible through funding from the ABP Foundation and conducted by ABP staff in partnership with RTI International, a global research firm.