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MOC Part 1: Professional Standing (Licensure)

You Need a Medical License

To show evidence of professional standing, all board certified physicians must continuously hold an active, full, and unrestricted license to practice medicine in at least one state, commonwealth, territory, or possession of the United States, or province of Canada. That license can either be allopathic and/or osteopathic and must be unrestricted. This remains true even if the physician is out of the country for extended periods of time. Full details of licensure requirements can be found in any Information for Applicants publication on the ABPN website. Licenses must be kept up-to-date in a ABPN Physician Folio account.

How APA Can Help You

If your jurisdiction requires CME as part of the licensure process, APA offers a variety of opportunities to earn AMA PRA Category 1 credit™. View MOC Part 2 (CME and Self-Assessment) to learn more about APA's CME offerings.

HIV Psychiatry CME courses are available to help psychiatrists in Washington DC, Kentucky, and Florida meet Maintenance of Licensure requirements in HIV. Enroll now in courses at the APA Learning Center.

MOC Part 2: Lifelong Learning (CME) Self-Assessment

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