Maintenance of Certification for Diagnostic Radiology

MOC Participation Guidelines

Last verified on April 29, 2020

Schedule for MOC Annual Reviews

MOC Year MOC Elements Checked
First Licensure and OLA
Second Licensure and OLA
Third Licensure and OLA
Fourth First FULL Annual Review:  Licensure, CME/SA-CME, OLA, PQI, Audit
Fifth and beyond Licensure, CME/SA-CME, OLA, PQI, Audit

Items Checked for Meeting Requirements

MOC Component Element Compliance Requirement
Professionalism and Professional Standing Licensure1 Valid and unrestricted in all states of practice
Lifelong Learning and Self-Assessment CME At least 75 Category 1 CME in previous 3 years
SA-CME At least 25 of the 75 Category 1 CME must be self-assessment CME (SA-CME)2
Assessment of Knowledge, Judgment, and Skill OLA or traditional exam Passed the most recent performance evaluation for ABR Online Longitudinal Assessment (OLA) or passed a traditional exam in the previous 5 years3
Improvement in Medical Practice PQI Project or Activity Completed at least 1 PQI Project or Participatory Quality Improvement Activity in previous 3 years
Audit Achieved “compliant” audit status. Applies only to those selected for an audit.
1Medical Physics Diplomates Only: Part 1 requires valid, unrestricted licensure if practicing in FL, HI, NY, or TX. Those with a license but practicing in other state(s) may also attest to licensure. Those without licensure must have one available attester as defined by the ABR.
2When diplomates complete their Online Longitudinal Assessment (OLA) progress requirement for a particular year, their self-assessment CME (SA-CME) obligations decrease from 25 to 15 for the previous three-year period. The total number of CME credits required (75) remains the same. Participation in OLA cannot be used to earn CME credit, because the ABR is not an accredited CME provider. The ABR relies on the expertise and experience of societies and associations to provide regular opportunities for diplomates to earn CME credit.
3If a diplomate was meeting MOC requirements at the 2017 MOC Annual Review, then his or her Part 3 requirement was deferred until the rollout of Online Longitudinal Assessment (OLA). If he or she was NOT meeting MOC requirements at this review because he or she had not taken an MOC exam in the past 10 years, he or she will be required to take an MOC exam. Please call the ABR office for more information.
Diplomates are limited to three attempts if taking the traditional exam to satisfy Part 3 of MOC.
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