CME resources for MOC


60 Category I CME credits

Diplomates who successfully complete the MOC Examination may apply to the American Medical Association (AMA) for CME credit.

Membership with the AMA is not required to earn the CME credits. There is a fee charged by the AMA.

  • Visit AMA:
  • Click the link to Direct credit application
  • Create an Account
  • Provide a copy of your Result Letter found on the MOC tracking page of the Board's website


One MOC-approved eductional activity is required with each tracer procedure.  The MOC CME educational activity can be completed within three years of completing the tracer procedure. Therefore, diplomates who are attending a society meeting which offers MOC courses before the MOC Activities are required in year 3, 6 or 9 of the 10-year MOC cycle will satisfy the requirement as long as the course is completed within the three years prior to the December 1st deadline and aligned with the completed tracer procedure. MOC-approved articles are also available.  

Review the following for a complete list of MOC-approved activities:  MOC-approved CME Activities aligned with Tracer Procedures 


20 CME credits in patient safety activities are required by the Board every three years throughout the certification cycle for those participating in the MOC-PS® program. Refer to the MOC Patient Safety Credit Policy.

Many times CME providers have patient safety credits "built in" to CME activities.  However, the following list may be used as a resource for those who need assistance locating additional patient safety activities:

    • Course: ASAPS: Hot Topics in Patient Safety
    • Course: ASAPS: Developing a Culture of Safety in Aesthetic Surgery
    • Course: ASPS: Venous Thromboembolism and its Prevention
    • Course: ASPS: Improving Patient Safety During Sedation/Analgesia
    • Course: ASPS: Patient Safety Can Be Profitable
    • Course: ASPS: Preventing Surgical Site Infections
    • Course: NPSF: National Patient Safety Foundation   
      • Fee: $100.00 (discounted price for ABPS diplomates)
      • Earn up Up to 10 Category I CME credits

ASPS website:

ASAPS website:

The Association of American Medical Colleges (AAMC) and the American Board of Medical Specialties (ABMS) have partnered to provide easy access to ABMS Program for Maintenance of Certification (ABMS MOC®) activities for diplomates and Continuing Medical Education (CME) providers.  



Diplomates who are not actively practicing plastic surgery may maintain their certification by participating in MOC under the Diplomates with Special Circumstances Policy.

Once approved by the Board, the diplomate must complete an approved patient safety activity in Years 3, 6, and 9 of the certification cycle.  Contact the Board Office with questions.