Echocardiography & Washington 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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  • Washington State Medical Quality Assurance Commission

      • At a Glance

        200 total hours every 4 years

      • Maximum of 80 Category 2 Credits.
      • Maximum of 80 Category 3 Credits.
      • Maximum of 80 Category 4 Credits.

      The Washington State Medical Quality Assurance Commission requires 200 Category 1 CME hours every 4 years. Of these, a maximum of 80 hours may be Category 2, a maximum of 80 may be earned for serving as an instructor of medical students (Category 3, and a maximum of 80 may be earned through papers, publications, books, or exhibits (Category 4). The commission will also accept certification or recertification by a specialty board as the equivalent of two hundred hours of continuing medical education.

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  • Washington Board of Osteopathic Medicine and Surgery

      • At a Glance

        150 total hours every 3 years

      • 60 Category 1-A CME

      The Washington State Board of Osteopathic Medicine and Surgery requires 150 CME credits every 3 years, of which a minimum of 60 must be Category 1-A credits.

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Resources

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 We monitor the boards regularly to stay current, but if any information appears out of date, contact us and let us know.