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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.

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.

Modules

General Sleep Disorders Module

Compatible with ABIM and ABPN | (ABIM: 10 Part II credits, 2 CMEs; ABPN: 2 SA CMEs)
General Sleep Disorders Module includes 25 multiple-choice, case-based questions on all sleep disorders. Written by board-certified sleep physicians, each question includes an explanation and references for further education. The online module is self-directed, giving you the freedom to explore and learn at your own pace. Upon completion, you will be able to compare your results to all other individuals who have taken the module.

Sleep Disordered Breathing Module

Compatible with ABIM and ABPN | (ABIM: 8 Part II credits, 2 CMEs; ABPN: 2 SA CMEs)
Sleep Disordered Breathing Module includes 25 multiple choice, case-based questions which focus on the diagnosis and treatment of sleep related breathing disorders including: obstructive sleep apnea (OSA), pediatric sleep related breathing disorders, comorbidities associated with OSA, examination, testing and treatment for sleep related breathing disorders and pathology & pathophysiology.

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.

MOC Components

All six boards that offer sleep medicine certification require MOC for recertification. The specific deadlines and requirements to meet these components vary by board. This program is only approved by the ABIM and the ABPN to meet Part II of MOC. There are four components to MOC:

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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