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Echocardiography & Illinois CME Requirements
National Board of Echocardiography
At a Glance
15 total hours every 3 years
15 AMA Category 1 Credits (specific to Echocardiography) in the 3 years preceding application for recertification
50 Transesophageal echocardiograms per year in 2 of the previous 3 years (transesophageal recertification only)
400 2-Dimensional Echo/Doppler studies per year in 2 of the previous 3 years
100 Stress echocardiograms per year for 2 of the previous 3 years (Stress Echocardiography recertification only)
The National Board of Echocardiography requires 15 AMA Category 1 hours during the 3 years preceding application for recertification.
Illinois Department of Professional Regulation
At a Glance
150 total hours every 3 years
3 hours of CME on safe opioid prescribing practices every 3 years
60 Category 1 CME.
The Illinois Department of Financial and Professional Regulation requires 150 CME credits over a 3 year renewal period. A minimum of 40% (60 hours) of the required CME hours shall be obtained in formal CME programs. (The entire 150 hour requirement may be completed in Category 1). A maximum of 60% (90 hours) of the required CME hours may be obtained in informal CME programs or activities. 3 hours must be on safe opioid prescribing practices.
Complete your CME requirements with the BoardVitals Cardiology CME online self-assessment program. Stay current while earning up to 65 CME credits and 65 ABIM MOC points simultaneously.
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 We monitor the boards regularly to stay current, but if any information appears out of date, contact us and let us know.