Emergency Medicine & California CME Requirements

  • American Board of Emergency Medicine

      • At a Glance

      • Annual 25 AMA PRA Category 1 Credits on Physician's Field of Practice
      • Minimum of a 8 Self Assessment Hours
      • By the end of year 5

        • 4 Lifelong Learning and Self Assessment tests
        • 1 Practice Improvement Activity
        • 1 Communication/Professionalism Activity
      • By the end of year 10

        • 8 Lifelong Learning and Self Assessment tests (total)
        • 2 Practice Improvement Activity (total)
        • 2 Communication/Professionalism Activities (total)
        • ConCert Examination (years 6-10 only)

      The American Board of Emergency Medicine requires an average of 25 AMA PRA Category 1 hours every year.
      These hours must all be related to the physician's field of practice, and a minimum of 8 must be self assessment activities.
      AAFP Prescribed Credit, ACOG cognates, and AOA Category 1-A Credits are considered equivalent to AMA PRA Category 1 credits.
      Since the ABEM only requires an average of 25 credits per year, credits may roll over indefinitely (ie, earning 50 credits in a single year will satisfy CME requirements for the next two years). Despite this, the ABEM encourages annual participation in CME.

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  • Medical Board of California

      • At a Glance

        50 total hours every 2 years

      • 12 CME hours on Pain Management And Appropriate Treatment of the Terminally Ill (One-time requirement)
      • 10 hours of Geriatric Care are required for General Internists and physicians with 25% or more of patients over the age of 65.

      The Medical Board of California requires 50 CME hours every two years.
      Additionally, the Medical Board of California has a one-time requirement of 12 CME hours on pain management and the appropriate care and treatment of the terminally ill. The 12 hours may be any combination of pain management credits and appropriate care and treatement of the terminally credits. These hours may count towards the 50 hours for the current renewal cycle, and must be completed by the physician's second license renewal date or within four years, whichever comes first.

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  • Osteopathic Medical Board of California

      • At a Glance

        150 total hours every 3 years

      • 60 AOA 1-A or 1-B
      • 12 Pain Management And/Or Treatment of the Terminally Ill (One time requirement)

      The Osteopathic Medical Board of California requires 150 hours of DO CME every three years. During this time, a minimum of 60 credits must be AOA 1-A or AOA 1-B, and only a maximum of 90 credits may be category 2A or 3A.
      Additionally, the Osteopathic Medical Board of California has a one-time requirement of 12 CME hours on pain management and the appropriate care and treatment of the terminally ill. The 12 hours may be any combination of pain management credits and appropriate care and treatement of the terminally credits. These hours may count towards the 50 hours for the current renewal cycle, and must be completed by the physician's second license renewal date or within four years, whichever comes first.

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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.

    Emergency Medicine Question Bank CME - $599

    Earn up to 35 Category 1 CME credits quickly and easily while preparing for the ABEM ConCert exam. This EM Question Bank is an online activity presented as a question bank.

    Pulmonary and Critical Care Medicine CME - $599

    Test your knowledge in Pulmonary Disease and Critical Care Medicine with this online CME self-assessment activity. Stay current on ABIM Pulmonary and Critical Care Medicine MOC topics while earning up to 40 AMA PRA Category 1 Creditsâ„¢ and 40 ABIM MOC credits 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.