Addiction Medicine & Iowa CME Requirements

  • American Board of Addiction Medicine

      • At a Glance

      • Complete at least 9 Self-Assessment modules every year
      • Complete at least 17 AMA PRA Category 1™ Addiction CME credits every year

      The American Board of Addiction Medicine requires 9 Self-Assessment modules every year from a pool of ABAM selected articles that will count towards the 26 CME requirement. In addition, 9 AMA PRA Category 1 ABAM-approved credits must be completed in the addiction medicine every year. 8 AMA PRA Category 1 credits can be self-reported, as long as they contain addiction components. Diplomates can earn additional CME by completing more than 9 SAMs.

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  • Iowa Board of Medicine

      • At a Glance

        40 total hours every 2 years

      • 40 Category 1 Credits.
      • 2 Category 1 Credits of Chronic Pain Management, Every 5 Years, for Primary Care Physicians.
      • 2 Category 1 Credits of End-Of-Life Care, Every 5 Years, for Primary Care Physicians.

      The Iowa Board of Medicine requires 40 Category 1 CME hours over a 2 year renewal period. If more than 40 hours are accumulated, up to 20 may be carried over. The number of required Category 1 credits is pro-rated for anyone who holds a permanent or administrative medicine license that was issued for fewer than two full years.

      Physicians who provide primary care to patients are additionally required to complete 2 hours of Category 1 activities for chronic pain management and 2 hours of Category 1 activities for end-of-life care every five years.

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Resources

    Pain Medicine Question Bank CME - $599

    Prepare for the ABA and ABPM Pain Medicine Exams while completing 45 Pain Medicine specific Category 1 CME credits.

    Addiction Medicine CME - $599

    Earn up to 40 AMA PRA Category 1 Credits™ quickly and easily by answering multiple choice questions.

Continuing Education requirements change often. We monitor the boards regularly to stay current, but if any information appears out of date, contact us and let us know.