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- When does the MOC requirements “clock” start ticking?
- Do all diplomates with time-limited or continuous certificates have to participate in MOC in order to maintain certification?
- When did time-limited certification start?
- I plan to retire before the expiration of my current certificate, which has a “valid through” date. Do I have to participate in MOC?
- What happens to a time-limited certificate, or a continuous certificate issued in 2012 and thereafter, if all MOC requirements are not satisfied?
- What if I get behind on my CE, SA-CE, or PQI requirements? Can I lose my certificate?
- How will I know if I’m behind on my requirements?
- If I have more than one time-limited and/or continuous certificate, issued in 2012 and thereafter, what do I need to do? Are my requirements and fees doubled?
- If I have a restriction applied to my license/certificate to practice, what must I do?
When does the MOC requirements “clock” start ticking?Each diplomate’s MOC program begins on January 1 of the year following initial certification. However, any CE, SA-CE, or other relevant MOC participation requirements completed after attainment of your initial certification will count toward your requirements.
Do all diplomates with time-limited or continuous certificates have to participate in MOC in order to maintain certification?Yes. Diplomates with a continuous certificate (any certificate issued in 2012 and thereafter) must participate in MOC in order to maintain certification. Diplomates with time-limited certificates may opt not participate in MOC, and that certificate will remain valid until its expiration date.
When did time-limited certification start?Time-limited certificates were first issued as follows:
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