Maintenance of Certification for Medical Physics

Continuing Certification (MOC) FAQs

Last verified on March 30, 2023

How do I reset my password within myABR?

  • Click “I forgot my password.”
  • Enter the email address you registered with the ABR.
  • Enter your five-digit ABRID number, which can be found on your certificate.
  • Enter your date of birth.
  • Click “Change Password.”
  • A password reset email will be sent to the address on file. Click on the link in the email to create a new password. A valid password must be between 8 and 20 characters long and meet any two of the following three requirements:
    • Contains at least one uppercase and one lowercase character.
    • Contains at least one number.
    • Contains at least one special character, e.g., $, %, ^, &, etc.
  • Re-enter your new password to confirm.
  • Enter your email address or ABR ID number and new password to log in.

When does the Continuing Certification (MOC) requirements “clock” start ticking?

Each diplomate’s Continuing Certification (MOC) program begins on January 1 of the year following initial certification. However, any CE, SA-CE, or other relevant Continuing Certification (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 Continuing Certification (MOC) to maintain certification?

Diplomates with a continuous certificate (any certificate issued in 2012 and thereafter) must participate in Continuing Certification (MOC) to maintain certification. Diplomates with time-limited certificates may opt not to participate in Continuing Certification (MOC), and that certificate will remain valid until its expiration date.  

What happens to a continuous certificate if all Continuing Certification (MOC) requirements are not satisfied?

A diplomate who fails to meet the requirements in one or more of the four parts of Continuing Certification (MOC) for the first time at an annual review is reported on the ABR website as “not meeting” the requirements of Continuing Certification (MOC). This status persists until the diplomate has met the requirements in all four parts of Continuing Certification (MOC) or one year has elapsed, whichever comes first. If the Continuing Certification (MOC) requirement deficiencies are not remedied by the time of the next annual review a year later, and you have a continuous certificate, your Continuing Certification (MOC) participation for that certificate will end and the certificate becomes invalid (reported as “lapsed”).  

What happens if my certificate lapses?

Please contact an ABR certification manager at or (520) 790-2900 for assistance.  

What if I get behind on my CE, SA-CE, or PQI requirements? Can I lose my certificate?

Yes, if you get too far behind, your Continuing Certification (MOC) public reporting status and certificate may be affected.  

How will I know if I’m behind on my requirements?

You can visit myABR and see your current certificate and Continuing Certification (MOC) status.  

If I have more than one continuous certificate, what do I need to do? Are my requirements and fees doubled?

No, your fees are not doubled if you hold two continuous certificates, nor tripled for three. The Continuing Certification (MOC) program is designed so that your overall participation requirements and fees remain the same, regardless of how many certificates you hold.  

If I have a restriction applied to my license to practice, what must I do?

Diplomates have the obligation to notify the ABR of any and all restrictions placed on any of their licenses (only FL, HI, NY, and TX), and to provide the ABR with complete information concerning such restrictions within 60 days after their imposition.  

I do not want to maintain my ABR certification any longer. What do I need to do?

To decline Continuing Certification (MOC) participation and be removed from the Continuing Certification (MOC) program, please send an email to or call 520-790-2900.