Maintenance of Credentials

Maintenance of Credentials

Maintenance of Credentials (MOC)

On January 1, 2016, a program of Maintenance of Credentials (MOC) became a requirement for all new Diplomates and for any Diplomates certified prior to 2016 who volunteered to participate. The Diplomate certificates issued to Diplomates who completed their credentials and became Diplomates on or after January 1, 2016 will be current for a period of 10 years. By the end of this 10-year period, Diplomates must have met the criteria established to demonstrate that they have maintained their credentials or their certificate will become inactive, and they will no longer be recognized as Board-certified by the ACVIM.

If you became an ACVIM Diplomate prior to January 1, 2016, you may choose to participate in MOC. The process is the same as described above and your certificate will expire in ten years unless you fulfill the required 75 points within the 10-year period. Please contact if you wish to participate, or with any other questions about the process.

As most are aware, the current ACVIM Maintenance of Credentials (MOC) submission and tracking platform is not ideal. It is confusing for both MOC participants and committee members, and it is difficult for staff to process submissions in an efficient and timely manner. The ACVIM appreciates how burdensome this has been and has been actively working on solutions!

1/20/20 UPDATE: We are pleased to provide progress updates for the ongoing Maintenance of Credentials (MOC) program documentation, as well as the upcoming online submission and tracking platform changes. We greatly appreciate your patience while the ACVIM Central Office, MOC Committees and our partners at VetBloom have been working diligently to streamline the program documentation and build an electronic platform for submission and tracking of all MOC activities.

Unfortunately, we have experienced unforeseen setbacks during the development of the new MOC submission/tracking platform, pushing the anticipated launch date to the end of Q2, 2020, with platform testing scheduled to take place in the months prior, pending Board approval. We apologize for any inconvenience and frustration this may cause.

The ACVIM and MOC Committee appreciates your ongoing patience, and we ask that you continue to hold onto all completed MOC activity documentation until launch of the new system. All submissions will be reviewed and considered for the 10-year recertification period in which the activity occurred. Program documentation review and subsequent updates are almost complete and will be uploaded to the site by the end of January 2020. This will aid you in understanding which activities will count towards recertification, and will detail the requirements and documentation that will be required at the time of submission.

Please feel free to contact with any questions or concerns.