ACOEM's Role in MOC

ACOEM’s objective is to guide American Board of Preventive Medicine (ABPM) diplomates in completing the four components of Maintenance of Certification© (MOC), as set forth by the American Board of Medical Specialties (ABMS). We offer multiple educational opportunities to help you complete the four components of certification. 


Earning MOC Credits  

The majority of ACOEM’s educational offerings have been approved for MOC credit and are accessible via our Continuing Education Center.  


Frequently Asked Questions  

How does ABPM know I earned MOC Credits through ACOEM?  

ACOEM will provide you with a form to complete and return that verifies your attendance. ACOEM will then submit your credit information to ABPM.  

How do I track my MOC Credits? 

The ABPM Maintenance of Certification (MOC) Physician Portal allows you to track your activities and view the LLSA/MOC activities you have completed toward meeting the Lifelong Learning and Self-Assessment requirement. 

Can ACOEM help me prepare for the certification / re-certification exam?  

Yes! ACOEM holds its popular Occupational Medicine Board Review course at least twice each year. This two-day, in-person offering covers topics relevant to the rigorous ABPM occupational medicine examination and provides sample questions and guidance for preparation and test-taking strategies. Upon conclusion of the course, ABPM typically offers its Maintenance of Certification (MOC) Exam for re-certifying physicians. Exam registration is available through ABPM. To learn when this course is offered next, go to Courses and Events

ACOEM also offers an online OEM Self-Assessment Tool. This self-assessment review (SAR) covers the breadth and depth of knowledge required to pass the ABPM examination in Occupational Medicine (OM), either both the initial OM specialty section of the exam or the re-certification exam.  

Can ACOEM help me meet the Part 4: Assessment of Practice Performance requirement?  

Yes! ACOEM offers the MOC Part 4 booklet to assist you in completing MOC Part 4 requirements. Plan to work through the booklet over the course of a minimum of six months and allow an additional 60 days for the formal review process of your module.  

Can I use a pre-existing quality improvement project to meet my Part 4 requirement? 

ACOEM does not currently provide ABPM MOC Part 4 credit for pre-existing quality improvement projects.