About MOCA 2.0®

The redesigned Maintenance of Certification in Anesthesiology® (MOCA®) program, MOCA 2.0®, provides diplomates with opportunities to continuously learn and demonstrate proficiencies to provide better patient care. It offers a more relevant and personalized approach to helping diplomates assess their knowledge and guiding them to educational activities. MOCA 2.0 is a web-based learning platform. At its core is MOCA Minute®, an interactive learning tool that replaces the decennial MOCA exam.


Who Can Register for MOCA 2.0®

All diplomates who have current certificates in anesthesiology and/or in subspecialties (non-time limited and time-limited certificate holders) can register for MOCA 2.0 each year in their portal. We encourage all non-time limited certificate holders who are not participating in MOCA to register.Newly certified diplomates can register for MOCA 2.0 in their portal immediately after we award them certification. See MOCA 2.0 Section 4 of the Policy Book for additional details.


What are the MOCA 2.0® Components?

Medical License
(Part 1)

Hold an active, unrestricted license to practice medicine in at least one jurisdiction of the United States (U.S.) or Canada. Furthermore, all U.S. and Canadian medical licenses that a diplomate holds must be unrestricted.

(Part 2)


250 Category 1 CMEs of which 20 must be ABA-approved Patient Safety CMEs. Self-Assessment CMEs are no longer required. If you previously completed Self-Assessment CMEs, you will get credit for them in MOCA 2.0.

MOCA Minute
(Part 3)


MOCA Minute® replaces the MOCA exam. Answer 30 questions per calendar quarter (120 per year by 11:59 p.m. EST on Dec. 31) and maintain a performance value of ≥.10, no matter how many certifications you are maintaining. Diplomates certified in sleep medicine and hospice and palliative care medicine will need to take those recertification exams to maintain their subspecialty certifications.

Quality Improvement (Part 4)

More options for activities with points awarded for each activity based on the time and effort associated with their completion. Diplomates must complete 25 points in Years 1-5 and 25 points in Years 6-10 for a total of 50 points per 10-year cycle. If you are maintaining multiple certificates, these activities will be applied to all certificates.

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$210 annual MOCA 2.0 program fee for first certificate maintained, $100 for each additional certificate maintained
  The Diplomate Directory located on our homepage indicates whether a diplomate is or is not “Participating in MOC.” This is also displayed in diplomates' portal account.

Diplomates are considered to be “Participating in MOC” if they answer 120 MOCA Minute questions each year and, by the end of the fifth year of their MOCA cycle, they have satisfactory professional standing, have completed half of their CME credits and have completed 25 points of Part 4 activities. All requirements must be completed by the end of  Year 10 of the MOCA program.
  If you are maintaining multiple certifications, you may be considered participating in MOC for one certificate but not for another. There will be no alignment of cycles. You will have a “principal” certificate, which is your anesthesiology certificate by default. If you are not maintaining your anesthesiology certification, your principal certificate will be your subspecialty certificate. Your progress report will focus on one set of requirements for your principal certificate. If you are listed as "Participating in MOC" for your principal certificate, you should be listed as participating for all certificates. 

The “Not Participating in MOC” designation does not impact your certification status unless your certificate expires, and you have not completed the MOCA 2.0 program. In that case, we cannot grant you a new certificate until you complete your outstanding activities.

The directory notes that diplomates who hold non-time limited certificates are not required to participate in MOCA.
  Effective Jan. 1, 2014, all former diplomates with time-limited certificates who wish to complete MOCA in Years 11, 12 and 13 will be charged a non-refundable $525 fee for each year they continue in the program. The fee is cumulative, so if you do not pay until Year 12, you will pay the fee for Years 11 and 12.

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