Frequently Asked Questions (FAQs) for Continuous Assessment Pilot (CAP)
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What is a core question?
A core question is a clinically relevant question which all allergist/immunologists should know.
Six Month Cycle Details
What are the months of each cycle period?
Each year, the cycles will be January 1 through June 30 and July 1 through December 31.
Why is the annual fee $400.00?
Based on the feedback the ABAI received from diplomates on the recent survey, most diplomates indicated that they would rather pay an increased annual fee rather than a large examination fee at the time of examination. The total fee for a 10 year MOC cycle has been decreased by $100. As experience is gained, the goal of the ABAI is to decrease fees whenever possible.
Certificates Expiring in 2017
I am scheduled to take the traditional secure exam in 2017. Must I do so?
Yes. If you are in the last year of your MOC program then you must take and pass the 2017 secure examination to gain entry into the new Continuous Assessment in Allergy/Immunology (CAP) Program. In recognition of this timing issue ABAI is lowering the cost of the 2017 secure examination by 50% to $1300. It is important to recognize that ALL other diplomates entering the new program will have taken the secure examination within the 10 year period between 1/1/2008 and 12/31/2017.
Certificates Expired Prior to 2017
I recertified in 2015 and received a certificate through 2025. If I do not participate in the Continuous Assessment Program, will I still keep my certificate?
Your certificate is valid through 2025. You would be listed as “Certified but not Meeting MOC Requirements” should you choose not to enter the continuous assessment program.
Certificates Expiring After 2017
I am in year 8 (or 9) and was planning to take the exam early. May I do so?
Yes you may, but you may also wait and enroll in the CAP program in 2018.
Time Unlimited Certificates
I hold a time unlimited certificate from ABAI. Is it mandatory that I enroll in CAP? May I enroll in CAP?
Those with time unlimited certificates are NOT required to enroll in CAP, however enrollment will be required for those wishing to be listed as “Meeting MOC Requirements.” Time unlimited diplomates may enroll in CAP for the learning opportunity it provides WITHOUT placing their certificate in jeopardy.
Certificates That Have Expired
My certificate expired. How do I get a new certificate before the new program begins?
In order for you to get a new certificate, you would need to take the secure examination in 2017 and become current on all of the required items for Parts I, II, III, and IV of the current MOC program.