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Echocardiography & North Carolina 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.
North Carolina Medical Board
At a Glance
60 total hours every 3 years
3 CME credits Controlled Substances.
60 AMA PRA Category 1 Credits in Area of Practice.
The North Carolina Medical Board requires 60 AMA PRA Category 1 CME credits in topics relevant to their area of practice. Those holding a residency training license are exempt from this requirement. Physicians are not required to report any Category 2 CME. As of July 1, 2017, every physician who prescribes controlled substances (except those holding a residency training license), shall complete at least three hours of Controlled Substances CME from the 60 Category 1 CME credits.
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 We monitor the boards regularly to stay current, but if any information appears out of date, contact us and let us know.