Addiction Medicine & West Virginia CME Requirements
- Complete at least 9 Self-Assessment modules every year
- Complete at least 17 AMA PRA Category 1™ Addiction CME credits every year
At a Glance
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.
- 50 Category 1 Credits.
- 3 Best Practices Prescribing of Controlled Substances and Drug Diversion Training.
- 30 Hours in Area of Specialty.
At a Glance
50 total hours every 2 years
The West Virginia Board of Medicine requires 50 Category 1 CME hours every two years. Of these hours, a minimum of 30 must relate to the physician's specialty, and a minimum of 3 hours in board approved hours on the subject of best practices prescribing of controlled substances and drug diversion training. Physicians may count up to 20 hours of medical student teaching/preceptorship in the 50-hour total.
- 16 AOA Category 1-A or 1-B Credits (Osteopathic).
- 3 Board Approved Courses (Licensees that prescribes, administers or dispenses controlled substances only).
At a Glance
32 total hours every 2 years
The West Virginia Board of Osteopathy requires 32 CME hours every two years. Of these hours, 16 must be either AOA-approved Category 1-A or 1-B. Additionally, licensees are required to complete drug diversion training and best practice prescribing of controlled substances training. For licensees that prescribes, administers or dispenses controlled substances, 3 of the 32 hours must be earned through a board-approved course.
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 We monitor the boards regularly to stay current, but if any information appears out of date, contact us and let us know.