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Maintenance of Certification (MOC)

ASCP helps you maintain your certification.

If you're a pathologist who was certified by the American Board of Pathology (ABP) in 2006 or later, you need to meet certain Maintenance of Certification (MOC) requirements in order to maintain your certification as you continue your practice. For more information on MOC, why it's important, and how ASCP can help you meet your MOC requirements, visit the tabs below.

If you were certified by the American Board of Pathology in 2006 or later, you are required to participate in the MOC process in order to maintain your board certification.

The MOC process provides a formal way for you to demonstrate to the public, peers, and colleagues, that you are committed to quality improvement, professional development, and quality patient care.
    If you passed the American Board of Pathology (ABP) certification exam in 2006 or later, your certificate is time-limited. It expires on December 31, 10 years after your original certification was issued. Although the MOC process comprises a cycle that requires you to take the MOC examination every 10 years, you must meet and document other requirements at two-year checkpoints along the way. As your MOC partner, ASCP is here to provide you with tools and resources to help you meet your MOC requirements. 

    The chart below provides a quick overview of the four MOC categories, what you need to do and when, and how ASCP can help you.

    MOC Requirements Overview

    MOC Deadlines

      re.member.moc is a new online solution specifically designed for pathologists that makes the Maintenance of Certification (MOC) process simple and easy to manage. This membership benefit offers key features that will allow you to:
      • Search for CME and SAM activities by keyword, specialty or subspecialty
      • Track your MOC progress
      • Manage all of your credits from any accredited resource
      • Complete your MOC submission form, which you can then send to the ABP

      By managing your credits and tasks for you, remember.moc eliminates the hassles associated with maintaining your certification, saving you time and energy so you can focus on your career!

      If you are already enrolled in remember.moc, log in to the portal by clicking here.