A New Way to Maintain Board Certification
Begin CAP 4-Year Cycle
The Continuous Assessment Program (CAP), begins the calendar year following your exam. It is comprised of CE, self-assessment modules (SAMs), triannual mini-assessments 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 mini-assessments, 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 any time prior to the 3 year evaluation.
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.
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 3 years. 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 will use year 4 as a remediation year.
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By going through the voluntary process of becoming board certified, our Diplomates demonstrate competence beyond entry level.