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The Boards have Changed and MOCA Pediatric GI is Now Available

For those of you  due for an upcoming board exam – your schedule has likely been shifted to start MOCA Pediatric GI. Check your own ABP portfolio to figure out your specific situation.

Frequently Asked Questions

To find out what and when you need to accomplish your MOC tasks, log onto your ABP Profile via (, click on “Maintenance of Certification” and then “My MOC Requirements,” which indicates when the various activities are due to be completed. “Parts 2 and 4 Activity Search” will allow you to search for specific activities in categories such as “Pediatric Gastroenterology”.


The NASPGHAN MOC Task Force is pleased to announce that we now can provide members with resources that will meet the requisite 40 MOC Part IV credits for each 5-year cycle. For your own specific requirements, please refer to your individual American Board of Pediatrics MOC portfolio.

Resources to be provided include quality improvement and practice performance projects that will qualify for MOC Part IV credits and be relevant to the practicing pediatric gastroenterologist.

The charge for participation in these modules is $250 for participation in TWO of the available modules per 5-year accreditation cycle. Each module will be worth 25 MOC Part IV credits and 20 CME credits; thus, taking 2 modules will fulfill all ABP part 4 MOC requirements for a five-year cycle.

A number of modules are now available to participants with new ones added regularly. Two of these modules (Enteral nutrition and Constipation) also offer MOC Part II credits.

What is involved in a NASPGHAN MOC Part IV Module?

Each module takes 4 months to complete so please plan accordingly. The steps to receive credit are as follows:
Step 1: Complete online pretest
Step 2: Collect and submit data from 10 patients (retrospective) in order to complete Case Report Form #1
Step 3: View module video and take associated post-test
Step 4: Submit Quality Improvement Plan
Step 5: Two months later complete and submit Case Report Form #2 with data from 10 different patients (prospective)
Step 6: Submit second Quality Improvement Plan
Step 7: One month later, complete and submit Case Report Form #3 with data from another 10 patients (prospective)
Step 8: Receive 25 MOC Part IV credits and 20 CME credits.


You will need to sign onto your NASPGHAN account to continue with the checkout process. After your payment has been received, you will receive an email from with instructions on accessing the MOC Module within one business day. If you have any questions you can email us or call Kathleen Regan in the NASPGHAN National Office at (215) 641-9800. 

We look forward to providing this much needed service to members and look forward to your feedback as we continue to refine and improve this process.

NASPGHAN Part II MOC Activities

You can also receive MOC Part II credits with select NASPGHAN activities.

• Successful completion of the NASPGHAN board review course-CME activity enables the participant to earn 24 MOC Part II points in the American Board of Pediatrics’ (ABP) Maintenance of Certification (MOC) program. Register for the review course.
• Successful completion of the 2018 NASPGHAN Single Topic Symposium and Postgraduate Course CME activity, which includes participation in the activity and individual assessments of the participant and feedback to the participant. Completion enables the participant to earn 8 MOC Part II points in the American Board of Pediatrics’ (ABP) Maintenance of Certification (MOC) program. NOTE: MOC Part II points offered with the Postgraduate Course is now based on hours of participation. The course is generally 8 hours in length and thus worth 8 MOC Part II credits. Registration will occur at the time of Annual Meeting registration. For the 2018 Single Topic Symposium and Postgraduate course, claim credit now.
• NASPGHAN also provides the ABP with FREE pediatric gastroenterology self-assessment activities that provide 10 MOC Part II points each (generally, 3 are available each year). These activities involve reading articles and answering multiple-choice questions and, thus, can be done in one sitting. These can be found under Part II activities (put in search term PEDIATRIC GASTROENTEROLOGY) in your ABP MOC portfolio.
• For select NASPGHAN Part IV activities, e.g. constipation and enteral nutrition, MOC Part II points are also provided.These are article based (reading) and involve answering multiple-choice questions.To participate in this activity, you must register for the NASPGHAN Part IV activities.

NASPGHAN Part III MOC Activity (Boards) Advice and Preparation Activities

In its current format (an exam once every 10 years), pediatric subspecialty recertification tests are offered by the ABP ONLY TWICE per year.

Registrants should log into their own ABP portfolio to register for the test by the year of their due date at the BEGINNING of the year. We advise that you do this in January so that you know when the tests are offered. The ABP offers NO EXCEPTIONS if you do not complete this activity on time (i.e. miss the dates for examination) - which means that you will have to restart your MOC program again with additional activities AND fees.

As mentioned above, NASPGHAN offers a review course to help you prepare for this activity and also provides associated MOC Part II points.

The American Academy of Pediatrics (AAP) and the North American Society for Pediatric Gastroenterology, Hepatology and Nutrition (NASPGHAN) have partnered to bring you an exclusive offer:

NASPGHAN members receive 22% off* the standard annual subscription rate ($269) for PREP® GI!

Take advantage of this special offer at:

PREP GI is an online self-assessment perfect for pediatric review and lifelong learning.  Delivers clinically relevant, peer reviewed questions; in-depth discussions; and references for further study- all mapped to the ABP subspecialty content specifications.  Several editions are currently available and accessible for 3 years from initial release date.  For a free trial visit

*The 22% discount for NASPGHAN members is calculated off non-member rates. Pricing and specifications are subject to change without notice.


CDHNF, NASPGHAN and AAP launch a new quality improvement course for Pediatric practice:

Instructions On How To Sign Up For Discounted Rate

NASPGHAN members can participate at a discounted rate.

Related Information

Our Partners
The Association of Pediatric Gastroenterology and Nutrition Nurses
Help & Hope for Children with Digestive Disorders
Journal of Pediatric Gastroenterology and Nutrition
JPGN Reports