MOCA 2.0® for Diplomates with Subspecialty Certificates

In 2017, we launched MOCA 2.0® for diplomates with subspecialty certificates. MOCA 2.0 is a web-based learning platform designed to promote personalized lifelong learning. All diplomates with current subspecialty certificates can register for MOCA 2.0 in their portal account. There will only be one set of MOCA 2.0 requirements and one MOCA 2.0 progress report in your portal account, no matter how many certificates you are maintaining. See the next section to learn more about the MOCA 2.0 requirements.

At the core of MOCA 2.0 is the MOCA Minute® pilot, an online learning tool that allows diplomates to assess their knowledge, identify and fill knowledge gaps, and demonstrate their proficiency continuously throughout their 10-year MOCA cycle. MOCA Minute is being piloted to replace the 10-year recertification exam to fulfill the MOCA Part 3: Assessment of Knowledge, Judgment, and Skills requirement.  

MOCA 2.0® Requirements

PART 1: Professionalism and Professional Standing (PPS)
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: Lifelong Learning and Self-Assessment (LLS)
Complete 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. If you are maintaining primary certification in anesthesiology and subspecialty certification, these CMEs will be applied to all certificates maintained.

PART 3: Assessment of Knowledge, Judgment, and Skills (KJS)
MOCA Minute® is being piloted to replace the recertification exam for diplomates certified in pain medicine, critical care medicine and pediatric anesthesiology. Diplomates certified in sleep medicine and hospice and palliative care medicine will be required to take recertification exams to maintain their subspecialty certifications because we do not administer those exams. Diplomates must answer 30 questions every three months (120 per year). If you are maintaining primary certification in anesthesiology and subspecialty certification, you will only answer 30 questions every three months (120 per year). Learn more about MOCA Minute.

PART 4: Improvements in Medical Practice (IMP)
There are 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 primary certification in anesthesiology and subspecialty certification, these activities will be applied to all certificates maintained. We will verify through an attestation that you meet the minimum clinical activity requirement for each certificate being maintained. Learn more about Part 4 options.

Fee
Pay a $210 annual participation fee for the first certification maintained (typically your primary certification in anesthesiology) and an additional $100 annual fee for each subspecialty certification maintained.
 

MOCA 2.0® for Diplomates with Subspecialty Certificates

Only Maintaining Subspecialty Certification

If you are only maintaining your subspecialty certification:

  • and it expires on Dec. 31, 2017, click here to see your MOCA 2.0 requirements.

  • and it expires on Dec. 31, 2018, click here to see your MOCA 2.0 requirements.

  • and it expires on Dec. 31, 2019, click here to see your MOCA 2.0 requirements.