Royal College recognized international CPD programs

The following organizations have continuing professional development (CPD) programs (i.e., maintenance of certification, re-certification, re-validation or maintenance of professional standards) that are recognized as “substantively equivalent” to the Royal College's MOC Program.

Member Boards of the American Board of Medical Specialties (ABMS)

  • American Board of Allergy and Immunology
  • American Board of Anesthesiology
  • American Board of Colon and Rectal Surgery
  • American Board of Dermatology
  • American Board of Emergency Medicine
  • American Board of Family Medicine
  • American Board of Internal Medicine
  • American Board of Medical Genetics and Genomics
  • American Board of Neurological Surgery
  • American Board of Nuclear Medicine
  • American Board of Obstetrics and Gynecology
  • American Board of Ophthalmology
  • American Board of Orthopedic Surgery
  • American Board of Otolaryngology
  • American Board of Pathology
  • American Board of Pediatrics
  • American Board of Physical Medicine and Rehabilitation
  • American Board of Plastic Surgery
  • American Board of Preventive Medicine
  • American Board of Psychiatry and Neurology
  • American Board of Radiology
  • American Board of Surgery
  • American Board of Thoracic Surgery
  • American Board of Urology


  • Australasian College of Dermatologists
  • Australasian College of Emergency Medicine
  • Royal Australasian College of Surgeons
  • Royal Australian and New Zealand College of Ophthalmologists
  • Royal Australian and New Zealand College of Radiologists


  • German Medical Association (Bundesärztekammer)

Hong Kong

  • College of Dental Surgeons of Hong Kong
  • College of Ophthalmologists of Hong Kong
  • Hong Kong College of Anaesthesiologists
  • Hong Kong College of Community Medicine
  • Hong Kong College of Emergency Medicine
  • Hong Kong College of Family Physicians
  • Hong Kong College of Obstetricians and Gynaecologists
  • Hong Kong College of Orthopaedic Surgeons
  • Hong Kong College of Otorhinolaryngologists
  • Hong Kong College of Paediatricians
  • Hong Kong College of Physicians
  • The College of Surgeons of Hong Kong
  • The Hong Kong College of Pathologists
  • The Hong Kong College of Psychiatrists
  • Hong Kong College of Radiologists


  • College of Psychiatrists of Ireland
  • Royal College of Physicians of Ireland
  • Royal College of Surgeons of Ireland
  • Royal College of Surgeons of Ireland Faculty of Radiologists


  • Kuwait Institute for Medical Specialization


  • Oman Medical Specialty Board


  • Qatar Council for Healthcare Practitioners

Saudi Arabia

  • Saudi Commission for Health Specialties

United Kingdom

  • Faculty of Occupational Medicine
  • Federation of the Royal Colleges of Physicians
  • Royal College of Anaesthetists
  • Royal College of Ophthalmologists
  • Royal College of Paediatrics and Child Health
  • Royal College of Physicians of London
  • The Royal College of Pathologists

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