Continuing Certification

Continuing Certification (formerly MOC) is an American Board of Medical Specialties (ABMS) lifelong learning and quality improvement program. All twenty-four ABMS member boards, including the American Board of Otolaryngology - Head and Neck Surgery (ABOHNS), have developed CC programs for their diplomates.

Latest Continuing Certification (CC) Updates

The American Board of Otolaryngology – Head & Neck Surgery Continuing Certification (CC) Program underwent several changes as of January 1, 2021. For a detailed description of the changes please watch the CC Updates Video or review the ABOHNS 2021 CC Program flyer. Thank you for participating in the ABOHNS Continuing Certification Program. Please reach out to the ABOHNS CC Team if you have any questions; we’re here to help.

Diplomates who hold a non time-limited certificate that wish to voluntarily participate in Continuing Certification (CC) can contact the ABOHNS office at or call the office at 713-850-0399.

The Benefits of Continuing Certification

Advances in patient care are constantly occurring at an ever-increasing pace. Following American Board of Otolaryngology-Head and Neck Surgery (ABOHNS) initial certification, it is important for patients, families, and colleagues to know and be assured that their physician continues to meet those initial standards to remain board certified. The American Board of Medical Specialties establishes a framework of standards for continuing certification that are flexible and allow Member Boards including ABOHNS to create a program that is most relevant and of value to otolaryngologists-head and neck surgeons. These standards address important areas such as professionalism, knowledge, self-assessment, lifelong learning, and advancing quality patient care.