Echocardiography & Iowa CME Requirements

  • National Board of Echocardiography

      • At a Glance

      • 400 2-Dimensional Echo/Doppler studies per year in 2 of the previous 3 years
      • 50 Transesophageal echocardiograms per year in 2 of the previous 3 years (transesophageal recertification only)
      • 100 Stress echocardiograms per year for 2 of the previous 3 years (Stress Echocardiography recertification only)
      • 15 AMA Category 1 Credits (specific to Echocardiography) in the 3 years preceding application for recertification

      The National Board of Echocardiography requires 15 AMA Category 1 hours during the 3 years preceding application for recertification.

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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.

    Echocardiography Question Bank CME - $599

    Earn up to 30 Category 1 Continuing Medical Education hours while answering Echocardiography Specific Questions. Each question includes an answer and detailed explanation. This question bank is a completely online activity.

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 We monitor the boards regularly to stay current, but if any information appears out of date, contact us and let us know.