Later this year the ABOto, in conjunction with the ABMS, will launch CertLink™, an alternative way to complete your Part II and Part III MOC requirement. CertLink™ is an online program that presents approximately 10-15 practice focused questions per quarter that can be answered on your schedule. Successful participation in CertLink™, you will satisfy completion for both MOC Part II (SAMs) and Part III (Assessment of Knowledge, Judgement and Skills), and your certification will be renewed annually. Diplomates whose Primary certificates expire in 2019 and thereafter are eligible to participate in the initial launch of CertLink™.

  • Diplomates who successfully participate in CertLink™ will be exempt from the Maintenance of Certification (MOC) Part III Exam and receive credit for the annual SAM (Part II) requirement.

  • CertLink™ is included in the annual Maintenance of Certification fee, which will not increase.

  • CertLink™ will initially be available in three practice focused areas: General, Head & Neck, and Facial Plastic and Reconstructive Surgery. More areas will become available as the program develops. You may select a different practice focused area anytime.

  • Those who are subspecialty certified in Neurotology and Sleep Medicine are not eligible to participate in CertLink™ at this time.

For more information please visit our FAQs page or contact us at moc@aboto.org