MOC Exceptions and Exemptions

Exceptions and Exemptions

MOC participants are advised to track their progress closely at MyMOC and adhere to all deadlines for the completion of the requirements. They may petition the ABNS for exemptions from particular requirements or extensions of time in which to complete them. Such exceptions and extensions will be granted only in rare instances under compelling circumstances, not in the normal course of events
in which an individual simply missed a deadline or is “unable” to complete requirements within the mandated time frame.

Should a three-year mini-cycle not be totally completed on time, the participant may enter a six month grace period by paying the grace period fee. This allows him or her to complete the previous cycle while working on the new cycle.

A Diplomate who has not participated or not completed the requirements during the previous three-year mini-cycle may be reinstated by paying the re-entry fee and fulfilling other requirements established by the Board to prove evidence of professional standing, lifelong learning, and satisfactory performance in practice.

It is the responsibility of the Diplomate to remain on track to avoid these penalties and must notify the Board of any changes in contact information by submitting an email to