APA Reviews Maintenance of Certification
The American Psychiatric Association (APA) published a review and summary of the maintenance of certification (MOC) requirements for the American Board of Psychiatry and Neurology (ABPN). This review is designed to assist members to prepare for the ABPN re-certification process.
The new document outlines the schedule that the ABPN is using to phase in various components of the MOC requirement based on the year in which a psychiatrist was originally certified. It also details the total number of CME credits required by year of original certification and the program units that psychiatrists will need to complete. In addition, the document describes components and requirements of the Continuous Pathway to Lifelong Learning Program (CP-MOC) for diplomates certified or recertified in 2012 or later.
Here is an article that explains the goals and background of MOC program.