A New Way to Maintain Board Certification
Begin CAP 3-Year Cycle
The Continuous Assessment Program (CAP), begins the calendar year following your exam. It is comprised of CE, self-assessment modules (SAMs), triannual miniassessments and a quality improvement activity attestation.
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 miniassessments, optional PPMs, and free ABO sponsored webinars.
Self-assessment modules (SAMs) are designed to identify and resolve knowledge gaps. 2 SAMs are required and may be completed at any time during the 3-year CAP cycle.
The quality improvement activity (QIA) requires that a Diplomate briefly describe an improvement in the quality of their patient care or clinical practice that was initiated as a result of a CAP learning activity.
9 Mini Assessments
Mini-assessments will be offered 3 times per year, for a total of 9 assessments during each CAP cycle. They will be open source, focused on a single topic and 25 questions in length. 7 out of 9 assessments must be passed during each CAP cycle.
Evaluation occurs at the end of each CAP cycle. If all requirements have been met, Diplomates begin a new 3-year CAP cycle, if not, Diplomates will be granted a 1-year remediation period.
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By going through the voluntary process of becoming board certified, our diplomates demonstrate competence beyond entry level.