In 2007, the American Board of Urology (ABU) joined 23 other member boards of the American Board of Medical Specialties (ABMS) in implementing Maintenance of Certification (MOC). The MOC process will extend over a ten-year period, with some requirements that need to be completed every two years.
The MOC program will replace recertification by 2017. By this time, all diplomats will have completed the recertification process and will have entered MOC upon completion of recertification.
The components of MOC are:
More information can be obtained through the following resources: