Earning and Redeeming CME & MOC

Put time spent researching clinical questions with UpToDate toward continuing professional development requirements. In this section, learn how easy it is to earn and redeem CME and fulfill MOC/CC requirements.

Earn and Redeem MOC/CC

To fulfill MOC/CC requirements, you must be a registered user affiliated with an organization that licenses UpToDate or an individual subscriber.

Physicians can use the time they spend with UpToDate to meet the MOC/CC requirements of several certifying boards. For some boards, learner completion information is sent electronically (direct credit reporting).

Visit the UpToDate Professional Development page for a list of participating state medical boards and certifying boards, including those participating in direct credit reporting. The recognition statements for participating boards in the US are also available.

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Clinicians can use credits earned from use of UpToDate to fulfill MOC requirements of several ABMS boards.

Additional information

  • How to confirm your CME tracking setting

    Participating MOC/CC boards accept AMA PRA Category 1 Credit

    Confirm that AMA PRA Category 1 Credit™ is selected as the default CME tracking setting by clicking the CME link in the top navigation menu to access the CME dashboard.

    To change the setting:

    • Click the CME/CE/CPD link located in the top navigation, then select Settings from the left menu. Or click My Account from the drop down, then select Settings under CME/MOC/State.
    • Note: On the mobile app, select the CME/MOC/State menu item from the hamburger menu on the top right hand side.

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    CME settings and edit page

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    mobile CME settings

    • Click Edit under the CME Credit Type tab and select the desired default setting from the list of CME/CE/CPD offerings. 

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    CME settings page

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    mobile CME credit type

    • Click Save at the bottom of the page.
  • How to add your MOC or State Certifying Board

    To submit credit directly to your participating MOC/CC board, you will need to add a board to your account.

    1. From the (1) Settings link in the left hand navigation, select (2) MOC Boards or State Boards.
    2. You will be asked to (3) enter your name and birth date. (4) Click Save.
    3. (5) Select your board from the drop down menu. Enter the required information as it appears on your Board paperwork (visit the Board website for questions regarding your Board ID) and click the Save button.

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    MOC boards

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    MOC boards on mobile

  • How to redeem credits

    Log in to UpToDate and click the CME link in the top navigation menu.

    On mobile, access the CME dashboard by clicking on the CME/MOC/State menu item in the hamburger menu on the top right hand side.

    • Click “Select Credits” to access credit for which you have yet to complete the required reflection.
    • For credits you’ve already reflected on, click “Redeem Now."

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    CME select credits and redeem now

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    CME mobile select and redeem credits

    Credits will be displayed by “Credit Count” (see most recent earned credits by count) or by “Month Range” (see most recent earned credits over a time frame of your choice).

    • Select the credits you want to redeem and click “Continue.”
    • You may also choose to display only reflected credits.
    • If redeeming from a mobile device, tap each credit once to select

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    CME step one select credits

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    CME mobile select and redeem credits

    mobile CME select credits

  • How to auto-submit redeemed credits

    Upon completing the reflection for selected credits, you will be prompted to submit an optional evaluation. (If you have previously completed your reflection, you will be brought directly to the evaluation after clicking Redeem Now from the CME dashboard).

    Upon submission of your evaluation, redeemed credits will be automatically and directly submitted to your participating MOC/CC certifying board.

    You will be brought to the CME History page, where you can view, download, and print your certificate and activity log.

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