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MOC costs

Did you know that in a 10-year period members typically pay less than $5,000 to meet their Maintenance of Certification (MOC) requirements? That's less that $500 per year during your 10-year cycle! Take a look below at how some of the costs break down.

 Item Frequency Activity cost Per 10-year cycle
ABD annual
MOC enrollment fee
Annual $150 $1,500
MOC recertification
examination fee
Once every
10 years
$900 $900
AAD's derm exam
prep course

(optional)
Once every
10 years
$750

$750
CME requirements
25 AMA PRA
category 1 credits
Annual Varies Varies
Self-assessment
questions using
AAD's Dermatology
Self-Assessment
Program
100 questions every 3 years for a total of 300 questions $59-$69 per 25 question book $708-$828
Patient safety module
using AAD's Patient
Safety in Dermatology
Module
Once every 10 years $25 $25

Patient communication
survey
Once every 5 years
total of 2 times in
10 years
Free from ABD Free
Peer communication
survey
Once every 5 years
total of 2 times in
10 years
Free from ABD
Free
Practice assessment/quality
improvement using
AAD's Performance
Improvement CME
Modules
Once every 5 years
total of 2 times in
10 years
Free - $249 Free - $498


                 
Find more about other American Board of Dermatology-approved resources.
 
                 
Requirements for dermatopathologists who do not engage in patient care are different. Learn more about these requirements.

New! MOC introductory webinar

                MOC intro webinar
This informative webinar will walk you through the changes from traditional recertification to MOC.
 
               
Visit the American Board of Dermatology
 
               

Visit the American Board of Medical Specialties