The self-assessment examination is an isolated activity that fulfills the re-credentialing requirement for ABPM Diplomates holding Lifetime Certificates. It is not, however, the same as the Board's MOC Program and may not fulfill third party re-credentialing requirements (e.g. hospitals or managed care companies). Lifetime Certificate holders are advised to review third party contracts carefully. ABPM headquarters is mandated to inform inquiring third party credentialing organizations who seek verification of a Diplomate's status and the method by which the Diplomate has been re-evaluated.

Lifetime Certificate Holders who fail to meet the re-credentialing requirement via self-assessment by the 10th year from their prior re-credentialing date, or who fail to voluntarily enter the MOC Program by the 10th year from their prior re-credentialing date will have their diplomate status revoked.

Next Self-Assessment Exam: October 3-15, 2017
Applications must be postmarked by Friday, July 7, 2017.

Maintenance Of Certification (MOC)

Enrollment form must be postmarked by Saturday, July 29, 2017.

The MOC Program is a requirement of Time-Limited Certificate holders, through which re-credentialing is accomplished. The ABPM MOC Program provides diplomates with a self-study, self-assessment, patient and peer evaluation process to improve and maintain clinical knowledge and skills in delivering quality patient care. The MOC Program is designed to facilitate constant improvement in podiatric physicians' abilities, knowledge and skills in the rapidly growing and complex field of podiatric medicine. Through the MOC Program, diplomates are asked to demonstrate and improve their abilities to provide high-quality clinical outcomes for their patients through a responsive, patient-focused, medically current setting.

To enroll in the MOC program, download the 2017 MOC Enrollment Form 107.
For more information, please view the MOC Fact Sheet and see the MOC FAQ.

Instructions for MOC case documentation

  1. Follow the guidelines for case submission Guide to Preparation of Cases

  2. Please select 3 cases: ABPM Description of Categories

  3. Each case must have a completed Clinical Summary form provided by ABPM MOC Patient Clinical Summary

  4. If a submitted case has a biomechanical examination, please complete the ABPM Biomechanical Exam Form

  5. In preparing your own CD or Flashdrive, please use the following conventions for naming file folders on it:

    MOC Folders

    Place your documentation, by type, into one of the above-listed folders. Note: If you do not have a document of the type listed above, do not create that folder on the CD.

    Documentation filenames should include the initials of the patient and should be of the filetype: pdf or jpg, since these are universally viewable. Click here to view some Sample Case Files.

All CDs (or flashdrives) must be postmarked by October 2, 2017.  Send to:

3812 Sepulveda Blvd, Suite #530
Torrance, California 90505