On September 10, 2015, the American Board of Anesthesiology (ABA) announced a redesigned Maintenance of Certification in Anesthesiology™ (MOCA®) program, MOCA 2.0®, to replace the decennial exam and the MOCA program launched in 2004. This newest iteration, which was revamped based on diplomate feedback, allows physicians to tailor the program to their individual practice. The hope is that by providing a more personalized, non-onerous and educational approach to lifelong learning, this new process will better assist practicing anesthesiologists in caring for their patients.

Whether one is new to MOCA or just to MOCA 2.0, it is not unreasonable to feel confusion in attempting to navigate through the various requirements. The purpose of this article is to help the practicing anesthesiologist more easily understand what is needed to maintain certification. In short, MOCA 2.0 is divided into four parts:

The requirements for successful completion in each of...

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