Colon & Rectal Surgery & Arizona 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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  • Arizona Medical Board

      • At a Glance

        40 total hours every 2 years

      • 40 AMA/AOA Category 1/Category 2 credits.
      • 1 3 CME hours relating to the safe prescribing of opioids

      The Arizona Medical Board requires 40 CME hours over a two year licensure period. The board does not allow for rollover credits.

      The physician shall ensure at least 3 of the credit hours of continuing medical education are certified as Category 1 and addresses the effective and safe prescribing of opioids;

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  • Arizona Board of Osteopathic Examiners in Medicine and Surgery

      • At a Glance

        40 total hours every 2 years

      • 24 AOA Category 1 Credits.

      The Arizona Board of Osteopathic Examiners in Medicine and Surgery requires 40 CME hours every 2 years, due on either the end of an even or odd year (dependent upon your birth year). Of these credits, at least 24 must be AOA Category 1 credits.

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 We monitor the boards regularly to stay current, but if any information appears out of date, contact us and let us know.