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Transitional MOC (tMOC) Program Requirements

The following requirements can be completed by logging into your tMOC portal.

A. Pay Annual Fee

B. Licensure and Professionalism (Part I)

  • Diplomates must possess a valid, full, and unrestricted medical license.

C. Lifelong Learning and Self-assessment (Part II)

Special Notice: Beginning in 2018, diplomates have the option of completing either Part II or Part IV annually. Meaning, if you complete Part IV, you do not have to complete Part II and vice versa. If you choose, you can also complete Part II and Part IV. This flexibility is in keeping with a nationwide trend of making MOC more practical and educational.

  • Each year Diplomates are required to complete 26 AMA PRA Category 1 credits™ which may come from a combination of:

    A. Self-Assessment Modules (SAM):
    A minimum of 9 SAM Credits every Year

    This is completed by selecting 9 approved articles that are most clinically relevant to their practice. The list of articles and links to them can be found on the Educational Activities Tab.

    A score of 75% or higher must be attained on the self-assessment quiz for each article: the quiz may be repeated if necessary. One (1) CME is granted for each successfully passed SAM. These credits will count towards the overall requirement of 26 AMA PRA Category 1 credits™.

    B. Continuing Medical Education (CME): 17 additional CME credits every year

    In addition to the 9 SAMs, each Diplomate is required to complete at least 17 AMA PRA Category 1 credits™ in Addiction Medicine every year. These may be earned by completing any combination of additional SAMs, ABAM Recommended CMEs, or Self-Reported CME activities.

  • A score of 75% or higher must be attained on the self-assessment quiz for each article: the quiz may be repeated if necessary. One (1) CME is granted for each successfully passed SAM. These credits will count towards the overall requirement of 26 AMA PRA Category 1 credits

    C. Self Reported CMEs

    Except for the minimum of 9 CME credits from completed SAMs, diplomates may acquire the remaining required 17 CME credits from sources other than the TMOC portal, as long as they are addiction related. If you have a question about a desired external MOC CME qualifying activity, please contact us.

D. Part II Cognitive Assessment Examination:

This every 10 year re-certification exam requirement has been dropped in keeping with trends in ABMS MOC standards. The 300 question ADePT exam which models Part III re-certification exams is available in this package.

E. Performance Improvement (Part IV) – Four PIMs, 20 CME Credits Each – Coming Soon


Special Notice: Beginning in 2018, diplomates have the option of completing either Part II or Part IV annually. Meaning, if you complete Part IV, you do not have to complete Part II and vice versa. If you choose, you can also complete Part II and Part IV. This flexibility is in keeping with a nationwide trend of making MOC more practical and educational.

Part IV of the tMOC program is an opportunity for ABAM diplomates to demonstrate competence by applying systematic measurement and improvement in their ability to provide patient care.
Other Physicians and Medical Professionals

Gain access to the highest quality, evidence-based CME in Addiction Medicine for a yearly rate of $250.

Here's what you'll have access to:

Over 400 AMA PRA Category 1 Credits™ in our library

203 CME credits included
216 CME credits:
Additional cost may apply due to copyright restrictions from external educational providers

For a full list of available activities, click here.

All of the activities offered here have been developed and/or vetted by addiction medicine fellowship directors and academic faculty experts without industry support or influence.

1. Self Assessment Modules (SAMs) – Up to 52 CME Credits Available
(You can only get CME credit once per individual SAM activity.)

Self-Assessment Modules (SAMs) provide a unique opportunity to keep up with the latest developments in addiction medicine. They can be used as a tool to test your knowledge and skills and offer a comprehensive collection of relevant, evidence-based content. Four (4) questions per module, immediate feedback is given upon answering the self-assessment questions.

2. Addiction e-Practice Test (ADePT) – 5 CME Credits

This evidence-based, referenced, online Addiction Medicine practice test is a cognitive assessment tool aimed at identifying areas of strengths and weaknesses in Addiction Medicine knowledge. It is a helpful exercise for physicians planning to take the Addiction Medicine certification examination, as well as physicians and others wishing to assess their knowledge in the field. As an in-training examination it was primarily developed and is maintained to assess the knowledge base of Addiction Medicine Fellows upon entry and periodically throughout their subspecialty training.
  • Mimics Real Examination Administration
  • 300 Questions (100 Bonus questions)
  • Psychometric analysis performed by the National Board of Medical Examiners

3. TAMF Recommended Activities – 84 CME Credits Available

AMSAMs Bundle – Up to 82 CME Credits
(This is a compilation of all SAMs including the 52 above. You can only get CME credit once per individual SAM activity.)

AMSAMs provide physicians the opportunity to be 'in the know' with literature in the field of addiction medicine. A panel of experts from TAMF's Lifelong Learning and Self-Assessment Committee selected 82 significant journal articles to cover the range of critical topics related to the science and clinical practice of addiction medicine. Each module contains a link to the journal article, and 4 questions. Immediate feedback is given upon answering the self-assessment questions.

Identifying and Responding to Substance Use among Adolescents and Young Adults – 1 CME

Best Clinician Resources for Identifying and Responding to Substance Use Among Adolescents and Young Adults – 1 CME (accreditation pending)

4. Practice Performance Assessment Activities – Up to 80 CME Credits
(Coming Soon)

Practice Performance Assessment Activities are opportunities for physicians and other medical professionals to demonstrate competence by applying systematic measurement and improvement in their ability to provide patient care.

The Comprehensive Addiction Medicine Assessment – 20 CME

Substance Use Withdrawal Management

Self-Directed (Non-clinical, Special Practice Environment) – 20 CME

Addiction Medicine and Hepatitis C: Aligning Your Clinical Practice with Evidence-Based Care – 20 CME

5. Other Addiction Medicine Activities – 250 CME Credits Available