It’s that time of year – ABP Recertification Season!

December brings many exciting annual events, but one that can easily be missed is the American Board of Pediatrics (ABP) recertification deadline on December 15. As many Ohio AAP members are aware, this is the time when Maintenance of Certification (MOC) requirements are due in five-year cycles following initial certification.

We would like to remind all our members to take this opportunity to check your ABP diplomate portal and ensure you are on track for your next certification period. You can log in to your ABP portfolio by clicking here (using your ABP username and password) to view your credits earned. 100 Points of combined MOC Part II and Part IV credit are required every five years.

As a reminder, the four parts of maintenance of certification include:

  • Professional Standing (Part I)
  • Lifelong Learning and Self-Assessment (Part II)
    • At least 40 points required every five years
    • The Ohio AAP is an ACCME Accredited organization, offering CME learning opportunities that may also qualify for MOC Part II credit
    • Click herefor Ohio AAP MOC Part II Opportunities or contact Alex Miller at to learn about upcoming opportunities
  • Cognitive Expertise — Exam (Part III)
  • Improving Professional Practice — Quality Improvement (Part IV)
    • At least 40 points required every five years
    • The Ohio AAP is an ABP Portfolio Sponsor, offering QI projects that qualify for 25 MOC Part IV points or more each
    • Click herefor Ohio AAP MOC Part IV Opportunities Enrolling Now or contact Hayley Southworth at to learn about upcoming opportunities

In Need of MOC Part IV? Ohio AAP QI Opportunities Are Open Now

Earning MOC Part IV credit requires time and commitment for pediatricians, but the Ohio AAP team is here to support you with projects that offer incentives to offset the time and energize your team around improvement!

ProjectFocus AreaParticipant Benefits Timeframe
Healthy Mom, Healthy Family Interconception Care in infant visits -$1,000 in cash stipends
-$2,000 in vitamins & books
-50 Points MOC Part IV credit
Jan 2022 – Jan 2023
Smoke Free FamiliesReducing infant smoke exposure-$3,000 in cash stipends
-Sleep sacks & board books
-25 Points MOC Part IV credit
Mar 2022 – Sep 2022
SIS Adolescent Suicide PreventionScreening & resources for suicidality & depression-$2,000 in safe storage boxes
-25 Points MOC Part IV Credit
Jan 2022 – Jun 2022
HPV Immunization ProjectIncreasing rates of HPV immunization-$1,500 in cash stipends
-25 Points of MOC Part IV Credit
Feb 2022 – Aug 2022

Every current QI project opportunity includes the following participant benefits:

  • No travel required! The Ohio AAP team comes to you on your schedule, in person or via webinar.
  • Topic specific education from a team of experts for each content area, available to answer your questions.
  • A dedicated QI Team, supporting data collection and analysis, and working with your practice to create sustainable and meaningful changes.
  • MOC Part IV Credit from the American Board of Pediatrics, beginning at 25 points per project.
  • Education on billable services for each project – maximize your bottom line while improving patient care!

For more information on any of these projects, or to set up a consultation to determine your practice’s MOC participation opportunities for 2022, contact Ohio AAP Director of Program Management Hayley Southworth at or (614) 846-6258.

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