Pediatric Emergency Medicine Maintenance of Certification

The goal of the Pediatric Emergency Medicine MOC Program is to meet the ABMS requirements for MOC in a manner that both meets Pediatric Emergency Medicine diplomates’ needs and is as nonintrusive as possible.

ABEM Pediatric Emergency Medicine diplomates will be enrolled in ABEM MOC upon achieving certification. To maintain certification beyond their current certificate’s expiration date, ABEM Pediatric Emergency Medicine diplomates must participate in each component of a Pediatric Emergency Medicine MOC Program.

Please note that all LLS and IMP activities completed for any ABEM MOC Program count toward activity requirements with other ABEM MOC programs. For example, successfully completing an EM LLSA test can be used to meet the requirements of the Pediatric Emergency Medicine MOC Program.

Requirements of the Pediatric Emergency Medicine MOC Program are being phased in. To see Individual diplomates’ specific requirements based on the year that his/her certification expires, click here.

MOC REQUIREMENTS

Lifelong Learning and Self-Assessment (LLS)

LLSA Tests

Diplomates must pass four LLSA tests in years 1-5 of their certification, and four LLSA tests in years 6-10 of certification. For more information about LLSA tests, click here.

CME Credit

Diplomates must complete an average of 25 AMA PRA Category 1 Credits™ per year or acceptable equivalent. All CME earned must be related to the diplomate’s practice. For more information about the CME requirement, click here.

Improvement in Medical Practice (IMP)

PI

Diplomates must complete one practice improvement (PI) activity in years 1-5 of their certification and one PI activity in years 6-10 of their certification. For more information about PI activities, click here.

C/P

On June 21, 2016, ABEM implemented a pilot that will no longer require diplomates to attest to completion of a C/P activity for the ABEM MOC Program. During the pilot, ABEM diplomates will see the status "You do not have a requirement" or "Future requirement on hold" on their ABEM MOC Personal Page. The pilot extends through December 31, 2018. For more information about CP activities, click here.

Assessment of Knowledge, Judgement, and Skills (KSJ)

Cognitive Expertise Examination

 

Diplomates must pass the Pediatric Emergency Medicine Cognitive Expertise Examination during years 6-10 of their certification. The Cognitive Expertise Examination is a comprehensive, secure, proctored examination that covers the breadth of Pediatric Emergency Medicine and is administered on even-numbered years in the fall. Passing the exam will not renew certification early. For more information about the Pediatric Emergency Medicine Cognitive Expertise Examination, click here.

Professionalism and Professional Standing (PPS)

Medical Licensure

 

Diplomates must continuously maintain medical licensure in compliance with the ABEM Policy on Medical Licensure.

For more information about MOC Professionalism and Professional Standing requirements, click here.


Every ABEM diplomate is considered to be meeting ABEM Pediatric Emergency Medicine MOC requirements until they reach their five-year requirement deadline and it is determined that they have failed to meet one or more ABEM Pediatric Emergency Medicine MOC requirements.

Diplomates designated as not meeting Pediatric Emergency Medicine MOC requirements can make up the missed requirements and regain status as meeting MOC requirements before the end of their ten-year certification.

Diplomates who do not meet all their MOC requirements by the time their certificate expires have an opportunity to regain certification. The Policy on Regaining Subspecialty Certification describes these opportunities in detail.

Pediatric Emergency Medicine MOC Application Requirements and Credentialing Process

Pediatric Emergency Medicine Eligibility Criteria for Maintenance of Certification

Pediatric Emergency Medicine Cognitive Expertise Exam Description

Pediatric Emergency Medicine Cognitive Expertise Exam Requirements and Process