Boards that Offer Sleep Medicine Certification


All six boards that offer sleep medicine certification require MOC for recertification. The specific deadlines and requirements to meet these components vary by board. Please visit your primary specialty board for specifics.

About the AASM Maintenance of Certification Program

The American Academy of Sleep Medicine developed AASM MOC to help sleep medicine physicians fulfill their requirements for recertification. Before you begin our recertification program, we encourage you to become familiar with the requirements and deadlines for your chosen board. AASM MOC is currently only for physicians boarded under the ABIM and the ABPN.

The ABSM Sleep Medicine Certification is a lifetime certification and does not require any maintenance of certification. If you are certified under the ABSM along with another board(s), please check with that board for whether it has additional MOC requirements.

NEW! Sleep-Related Movement Disorders Module

Compatible with ABIM and ABPN | (ABIM: 10 Part II credits, 2 CMEs; ABPN: 3 SA CMEs)
These 30 questions focus on the diagnosis and treatment of sleep-related movement disorders.

AASM Member: Free
Nonmember: $100

2015 Board Review Course Module

Compatible with ABIM and ABPN | (ABIM: 20 Part II credits, 6 CMEs; ABPN: 6 SA CMEs)
These 45 questions focus on a broad range of sleep medicine topics covered during the 2015 Board Review Course.

AASM Member: Free
Nonmember: $100

Central Disorders of Hypersomnolence and Parasomnias Module

Compatible with ABIM and ABPN | (ABIM: 8 Part II credits, 2 CMEs; ABPN: 2 SA CMEs)
These 25 questions focus on central disorders of hypersomnolence and parasomnias.

AASM Member: Free
Nonmember: $100

General Sleep Disorders Module

Compatible with ABIM and ABPN | (ABIM: 10 Part II credits, 2 CMEs; ABPN: 2 SA CMEs)
This module includes 25 questions on various sleep disorders.

AASM Member: Free
Nonmember: $100

Insomnia Module

Compatible with ABIM and ABPN | (ABIM: 10 Part II credits, 2 CMEs; ABPN: 3 SA CMEs)
These 30 questions focus on the diagnosis and treatment of insomnia.

AASM Member: Free
Nonmember: $100

2014 National Sleep Medicine Course Module

Compatible with ABIM and ABPN | (ABIM: 20 Part II credits, 6 CMEs; ABPN: 6 SA CMEs)
These 60 questions focus on a broad range of sleep medicine topics covered during the 2014 National Sleep Medicine Course.

AASM Member: Free
Nonmember: $100

Sleep-Related Breathing Disorders Module

Compatible with ABIM and ABPN | (ABIM: 8 Part II credits, 2 CMEs; ABPN: 2 SA CMEs)
These 25 questions focus on the diagnosis and treatment of sleep-related breathing disorders.

AASM Member: Free
Nonmember: $100

MOC Scoring Reviews

Compatible with ABIM and ABPN | (ABIM: 2 Part II credits, 2 CMEs; ABPN: 2 SA CMEs)
Each MOC Scoring Review features a 200-epoch sleep record that must be scored for sleep stages, arousals, limb movements and respiratory events. Your scoring decisions will be compared to a gold standard scorer. Once you are finished, the gold standard scorer will walk you through the sleep record, highlighting areas of disagreement and reviewing scoring rules.

AASM Member: $50
Nonmember: $100

MOC Components

There are four components to MOC. The specific deadlines and requirements to meet these components vary by board. Please visit your primary specialty board for specifics. This program is only approved by the ABIM to meet Part II requirements and the ABPN for Self-Assessment CME.

Part I: Professional Standing
Physicians must hold a valid, unrestricted medical license in at least one state or jurisdiction in the United States, its territories or Canada.

Part II: Lifelong Learning and Self-Assessment
Physicians participate in educational and self-assessment programs that meet specialty-specific standards that are set by their member board.

Part III: Cognitive Expertise
Physicians demonstrate, through formalized examination, that they have the fundamental, practice-related and practice environment-related knowledge to provide quality care in their specialty.

Part IV: Practice Performance Assessment
Physicians are evaluated in their clinical practice according to specialty-specific standards for patient care. They are asked to demonstrate that they can assess the quality of care they provide compared to peers and national benchmarks and then apply the best evidence or consensus recommendations to improve that care using follow-up assessments.

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