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Enrollment and Fees

Pediatricians may now choose to break up the payment of their Maintenance of Certification (MOC) fees into annual payments or continue to pay the full fee once every five years when they enroll in a new MOC cycle. You choose which certification areas you wish to maintain and only pay for those areas.

MOC fees cover the costs of developing, providing and administering MOC activities that promote lifelong learning with self-assessment and quality improvement.

MOC fees that traditionally have covered the cost of one exam application every ten years now cover the cost of developing and providing MOCA-Peds, our new web-based assessment program to fulfill your MOC Part 3 requirement. If you prefer to not participate in MOCA-Peds, you have the option to take the proctored examination at a secure testing center for an additional fee that covers the costs charged by the testing center and associated expenses.

 

ANNUAL PAYMENT OPTION (2018 AND 2019) 

FULL PAYMENT OPTION (2018 AND 2019)

1 certification area

$275

$1304

2 certification areas

$385

$1850

3+ certification areas

$495

$2396

Regain additional certification

Prorated annual payment fee

Prorated full payment fee

Secure MOC examination fee

$265

$265

Your MOC enrollment fee includes access to ABP-developed activities to help you fulfill your MOC requirements. In addition to MOC points, most ABP-developed activities also award CME credit for no additional charge. Although MOC fees are subject to change, the ABP Board of Directors has not raised fees for the past three years. 

When to Enroll

WHO

WHEN

Newly certified pediatricians

Automatically enrolled in MOC

Newly certified pediatric subspecialists

Upon subspecialty certification, one year is added to the diplomate’s existing MOC cycle. No additional enrollment required.

Current MOC participants in the final year of their cycle

Enroll for next five-year cycle (for Parts 2 and 4) by mid-December of the year that your current MOC cycle ends. You must satisfy your current MOC-cycle requirements before you can enroll for your next cycle.

Permanent certificate holders wishing to begin MOC

Enroll when ready to begin MOC Parts 2 and 4 activities, pay fees, and submit license verification information

Previously certified pediatricians and subspecialists who do not have an MOC cycle and wish to regain MOC status*

Enroll when ready to begin MOC Parts 2 and 4 activities, pay fees, and submit license verification information. Your status is regained when all MOC requirements are met.

Certified pediatricians and subspecialists who want to add another certificate

Remain on existing MOC cycle, regardless of number of certifications or timing of subspecialty MOC exam. No additional enrollment required.

Please visit your ABP Portfolio to determine the exact date that your enrollment is due so that you do not have a lapse in your board certification.

*Did you allow your certification to lapse? Learn how to regain certification.

How to Enroll

To enroll in your next MOC cycle:

  • Log into your ABP Portfolio.
  • Complete the online MOC re-enrollment process.
  • Provide current medical licensure information.
  • Submit the MOC re-enrollment fee online using American Express, MasterCard or VISA credit card.

Paying Fees

Payments can only be submitted online — by credit card (Visa/MasterCard/American Express) or debit card only — through the secure application available within your ABP Portfolio. To use a debit card, please first inquire with your financial institution to determine if the per-transaction limit is sufficient to cover the fee. Note that invoices are not provided and checks cannot be accepted for payment of MOC fees.

Upon submission of payment, a receipt will be generated and saved within the My Archives section of your ABP Portfolio. No further documentation is available.

All MOC fees are non-refundable.

Additional Expenses

It is possible to complete the MOC process without incurring any fees beyond your MOC enrollment if you choose to utilize ABP-developed activities. However, there may be additional fees for ABP-approved activities that were developed by other organizations and for review of QI project applications by ABP.