Is this your first time completing your MOC? 5 things to know

Royal College Staff
January 10, 2018 | Author: Royal College Staff

Rule #1: Don’t panic!

Perhaps you’re a bit overwhelmed and short on time to log your credits. You may not even know where to start.

Take a deep breath. It’s not so hard.

The most important thing to remember is that we’re here to help. Skim our list and, if all else fails, contact us for personalized assistance!

  1. Read the Framework

The truth is: MOC is a lot easier when you understand where to log your learning activities. Since we know you’re busy, we’ve made it simple for you: short, condensed and visual. If you’ve ever wondered, can I log that podcast? Or, is that conference I attended a Section 1 or a Section 2 activity? This resource has you covered.

More to the point, MOC is more than just conferences; reading, studying, reviewing, research (etc.) all count. Don’t box yourself in. Read the framework and think creatively.

Pro tip: the framework is clickable with even more links.

Related: also check out our list of CPD activities you can record.

  1. For ideas on what to report – read the FAQs

Our FAQ has more than just basic questions; mine it for tonnes of different ideas on activities you can earn credit for. And don’t be intimidated by the length, each question is laid out in easy-to-read paragraphs.

Insider tip: even our Royal College Services Centre staff members refer to the FAQ for inspiration!

  1. Search our website

Search keywords like “Section 1” on our website and you’ll be connected with some great Dialogue articles, the MOC Framework and MOC Tip of the Month columns. These are great resources to get you started and to expand your thinking about MOC.

  1. Understand your five-year MOC cycle

The MOC Program is based on a five-year cycle. Your first cycle begins on January 1 of the year following your admission to the program. To maintain enrolment in the program, you must complete a minimum of

  • 40 credits per year, and
  • 400 credits over each five-year cycle.

Since January 1, 2014, new MOC cycles now require Fellows and MOC Participants to complete a minimum of 25 credits in each section of the MOC Program during their five-year MOC cycle.

Reminder: you can only claim a maximum of 50 credits per cycle for Section 1: unaccredited activities.

For more details, visit MOC Program information on our website.

  1. Call us if you need assistance

Our Royal College Services Centre is here to help. Contact them for personalized assistance. They are open weekdays from 9 a.m. to 5 p.m. EST and have extended hours in January.




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Avatar Manivasan Moodley | December 26, 2019
I need some assistance with obtaining submitting credits
Royal College - College royal Communications Royal College - College royal Communications | January 3, 2020
Hi Dr. Moodley, our Royal College Services Centre staff would be happy to assist. You can contact them via email at or visit our website for telephone coordinates and service hours: