Exam Recertification Pathway

ABCL Maintenance of Certification (MOC)

Diplomates participating in MOC must accumulate at least 250 points, as described in the table below, during the 10 years between initial certification and recertification. Once the 250 points are adjudicated and your application approved, you will be provided instructions on how to take the 100-question cognitive expertise exam.

Ready to Apply?

When ready to apply please visit http://moc.lipidboard.org/ to fill out the application and pay applicable fees. Click on the button that reads “Start a New Application” and enter the primary e-mail address we have on file for you. You will then be prompted to complete payment information and upload the necessary documents.

Maximum Points

Description of Activities

Part 1: Licensure and Professionalism

100 points

Licensure: 50 points (required)

Certification: 50 points

Part 2: Self-Assessment* and Lifelong Learning (CME)

Can earn up to 150 points via self-assessment program and/or other lipidology-related CME and/or academic work

1 CME hour = 2 points

*Any self-assessment program that you use to count towards your MOC requirement must be completed in the last 3 years prior to recertification.

If you have any NLA CME credits that you can count as points towards your application, you will be able to add these to your application without having to upload the certificates.

Part 3: Practice Performance Assessment (OPTIONAL)

Can earn up to 50 points per activity.

Complete and report at least one Practice/Performance Improvement (PI) activityComplete and report at least one Practice/Performance Improvement (PI) activity


Interpersonal and Communication Skills improvement (ICS activity)


Systems-based Practice Improvement (SBPI) activity

Part 4: Cognitive Expertise Exam

Complete recertification exam every 10 years


Please contact us at MOC@lipidboard.org.