Maintenance of Certification (MOC)

MOC Important Dates

10-year 2019 Milestone
Applications due May 1, 2019 - DUE
Late Applications due May 15, 2019 - DUE
2019 MOC Exam due October 31, 2019 DUE

5-Year 2019 Milestone
Applications due September 3, 2019 - DUE
Late Applications due September 16, 2019 - DUE
SESATS 12 due January 17, 2020

  5-year Milestone

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Patient Safety

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MOC Overview

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10-year Milestone

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Practice Quality  
Improvement Project

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MOC Policies

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2019 5-year Milestone
The MOC application was available between July 1 and September 3, 2019. Late applications were due Monday, September 16, 2019.

2019 MOC Exam
Diplomates whose 10-year MOC applications are approved were required to complete the 2019 MOC Exam. The MOC Exam was available online between September 3 and October 31, 2019.

CME Credit for 10-year MOC

Diplomates who successfully complete the 10-year MOC Milestone can earn 60 AMA PRA Category I CME credits from the American Medical Association (AMA). Information on how to apply for the CME credit can be found on the AMA's web site at

2019 MOC Booklet of Information
To learn about the MOC process in 2019, Click Here .
Critical Care

The American Board of Thoracic Surgery considers it inappropriate to exclude its Diplomates from credentialing for care of thoracic surgical patients in a critical care setting based on the Diplomate's training or board certification. Our Diplomates have been trained in critical care management of thoracic surgical patients and they have successfully completed both written and oral examinations, which cover the critical care aspects of the thoracic surgical patients.