In 2007 the American Board of Allergy and Immunology (ABAI) transitioned from a recertification process to a Maintenance of Certification (MOC) program, which requires board certified physicians to complete a minimum of 25 continuing medical education credits in allergy/immunology each year. AAAAI reports all CME credits it issues to physician learners to the ABAI on a quarterly basis to be posted in learners’ diplomate portals.
The AAAAI offers a number of continuing education activities that are approved to meet either the Part II or Part IV requirements of Maintenance of Certification for the ABAI. A list of these opportunities is found on our MOC Activities (http://education.aaaai.org/pipro/) page.
For more information about Maintenance of Certification visit the following resources:
- The American Board of Medical Specialties (www.abms.org) sets the MOC standards for physicians working in all areas of medicine.
- The American Board of Allergy/Immunology (www.abai.org) determines the specific MOC requirements for allergist/immunologists, tracks individual providers’ status toward meeting the MOC requirements, and administers both the Recent Advances Module and certification and recertification examinations.
The National Commission on Certification of Physician Assistants has created a Certification Maintenance program for PAs with standards similar to those of the ABMS. Some AAAAI activities have been approved by the American Academy of Physician Assistants as meeting their Category I Self-Assessment or Category I Performance Improvement requirements. Look for these icons to identify these AAPA-approved activities: