ABO Maintenance of Certification (MOC) provides assurance to the public and to the medical profession that certified physicians continue educational activities, keep current in information and skills, and practice in a contemporary and safe manner. MOC components are designed to assess the knowledge, experience and skills requisite to the delivery of high standards of patient care in ophthalmology.
The Board strongly encourages all diplomates, regardless of Certification year, to engage in MOC--the process of lifelong learning and continuous improvement. The ABO presently reports on its public website Verify a Physician tool whether diplomates are Participating in MOC, regardless of certification year.
- If you were certified prior to 1992, your non time-limited certificate is not impacted by participation in MOC. Voluntary participation in MOC demonstrates to your patients a willingness to commit yourself to the highest standards of care. There are 2 options for non time-limited certificate holders to participate in MOC.
- Former diplomates certified in 1992 or later whose certificates have lapsed are invited back to the ABO diplomate community through MOC. Completion of the Reinstatement Process will reward former diplomates with a new certificate valid for 10 years.
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Once we've matched your application form to your diplomate record, you will receive login instructions and more information about the MOC process. Please allow 2-3 business days for processing.