CAP Requirements

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  • CAP 4 Year Cycle

    Begin CAP 4-Year Cycle

    The Continuous Assessment Program (CAP), begins the calendar year following your exam. It is comprised of CE and triannual mini-assessments. It renews every 4 years as long as requirements are met.

  • 100 CE Hours

    100 CE Hours

    100 hours of CE is needed during each CAP cycle. In addition to COPE and non-COPE CE, Diplomates can earn CE through CAP activities, such as mini-assessments, learning modules, and free ABO sponsored webinars.

  • 9 Mini Assessments

    9 Mini-assessments

    Mini-assessments are offered 3 times per year, for a total of 9 assessments during each CAP cycle. They are open source, focused on a single topic and 25 questions in length. Diplomates must pass 7 out of 9 assessments during each CAP cycle.

  • 3-Year Evaluation

    3-Year Evaluation

    Evaluation occurs at the end of year 3 in your CAP cycle. If all requirements have been met, Diplomates have no requirements due in the 4th year and begin a new 4-year CAP cycle the next year. If requirements are not met, Diplomates can use year 4 as a remediation year.

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