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Terms of Agreement for Maintenance of Certification


Applicant agrees to the following terms of agreement as indicated by the signature on this form below. Your signature indicates that you have read and agree to these terms:


  1. Applicant understands that all of the assessment and exam materials used in ABOG Maintenance of Certification (MOC) process are copyrighted and may also be subject to state and federal trade secret laws.
  2. Applicant understands that the Applicant may not provide any information before, during or after the MOC article-based assessments and/or the MOC secure, written examination concerning the content of the examinations including, but not limited to, test items and cases, to anyone, for any reason, including, but not limited to, anyone who is scheduled to take the examinations or may be eligible to take the examinations; to any formal or informal test preparation group, service or company; or to any person representing a company or other entity that provides courses, practice tests or other study material for the examinations.
  3. Applicant understands that article-based questions and/or secure written examination materials are subject to copyright and state and federal trade secret laws and that the Applicant may not reproduce and/or distribute any article-based questions and/or secure written examination materials, by any means including memorization or reproducing in any way, email, text, fax, file sharing, photography, recording, internet, posting or permitting posting on social media or other method that would allow any other individual, company or organization to recreate, in whole or in part, any test questions.
  4. Applicant understands that if the Applicant violates any part of ABOG’s Articles of Incorporation, Rules, Bulletins, Policies, Regulations, and other qualifications, as may be amended or supplemented, his/her test results will be cancelled and may be subjected to further sanctions and/or legal actions and will not be allowed to reapply for the MOC process for a minimum of three years.
  5. Applicant agrees that if requested, the Applicant will fully participate in the investigation of any suspected violation of ABOG’s Articles of Incorporation, Rules, Bulletins, Policies, Regulations, and other qualifications, as may be amended or supplemented.
  6. Applicant agrees that de-identified results of the Applicant’s examinations may be used for research purposes.
  7. Applicant understands and irrevocably agrees that as a Diplomate of the ABOG, the ABOG is authorized to provide the Applicant’s professional personal identifiable information and information about continuing certification to other entities for a proper purpose.  Some of these professional medical organizations include, but are not limited to, the Accreditation Council for Graduate Medical Education (ACGME), American Board of Medical Specialties (ABMS), American College of Obstetricians and Gynecologists (ACOG), American Society for Reproductive Medicine (ASRM), American Urogynecologic Society (AUGS), Society for Gynecologic Oncology (SGO), Society for Maternal-Fetal Medicine (SMFM), North American Society of Pediatric and Adolescent Gynecology (NASPAG), American Association of Gynecologic Laparoscopists (AAGL), the Society for Family Planning (SFP), other ABMS boards, hospitals, insurers, agencies of government, credentialing organizations, specialty societies and lay persons.

Updated December 9, 2022






The American Board of Obstetrics and Gynecology (ABOG) recognizes that patients have diverse gender identities and is striving to use gender-inclusive language in its publications, literature, and other printed and digital materials. In some instances, ABOG uses the word “woman” (and the pronouns “she” and “her”) to describe patients or individuals whose sex assigned at birth was female, whether they identify as female, male, or non-binary. As gender language continues to evolve in the scientific and medical communities, ABOG will periodically reassess this usage and will make appropriate adjustments as necessary. When describing or referencing study populations used in research, ABOG will use the gender terminology reported by the study investigators.   


Updated June 2021