Colon & Rectal Surgery & Alabama CME Requirements

  • American Board of Colon and Rectal Surgery

      • At a Glance

      • Annual CertLink Fee (Starting in year 2)
      • By the end of year 5

        • 90 Category 1 CME Hours
        • 50 Self Assessment Activity Hours
        • 20 CertLink Exams (Quarterly)
        • Evaluation of Performance in Practice
      • By the end of year 10

        • 90 Category 1 CME Hours
        • 50 Self Assessment Activity Hours
        • 20 CertLink Exams (Quarterly)
        • Evaluation of Performance in Practice

      The American Board of Colon and Rectal Surgery requires 90 Category 1 CME hours every 5 years. Of these hours, a minimum of 50 must be self-assessment activities (with a score of 75% or higher). Quarterly (four times a year), a CertLink exam must be passed. An annual CertLink fee is due beginning in year 2.
      The ABCRS requires ongoing participation in local, regional or national outcomes registry or quality assessment programs.

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  • Alabama Board of Medical Examiners and Medical Licensure Commission of Alabama

      • At a Glance

        25 total hours every 1 year

      • 25 AMA PRA Category 1 Credits.

      For MD/DO accreditation in Alabama, 25 CME credits are required per one year term, of which 25 must be AMA PRA category 1. The Alabama State Board of Medical Examiners does not allow the rollover of credits.


      Additional Requirement for Alabama Controlled Substances Certificate registrants:
      Every 2 years, 2 AMA PRA Category 1 CME credits relating to controlled substance prescribing practices, recognizing signs of the abuse or misuse of controlled substances, or controlled substance prescribing for chronic pain management.

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 We monitor the boards regularly to stay current, but if any information appears out of date, contact us and let us know.