Maintenance of Certification


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 ( page.

For more information about Maintenance of Certification visit the following resources:

  • The American Board of Medical Specialties ( sets the MOC standards for physicians working in all areas of medicine.
  • The American Board of Allergy/Immunology ( 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.


Physician Assistants:

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:

AAPA Category 1 Self-Assessment CME           AAPA Category 1 PI CME