Family Medicine & Alaska CME Requirements
- 150 Category 1 CME hours every 3 years
- 50 SAM Points every 3 years
By the end of year 10
- 1 ABFM MC-FP Examination
At a Glance
The American Board of Family Medicine requires that 150 hours of Category 1 CME hours every 3 years, starting with Physicians last certified 2011 and beyond. CME can be accumulated on an ongoing basis during each 3 year stage in the continuous MC-FP process. CME credits must be submitted/verified by the 3 year stage deadlines.
Physicians last certified 2003-2010 will be required to submit 300 hours of acceptable CME accumulated during the six (6) calendar years prior to the examination year. CME credits must be submitted/verified by the published deadline for completing all application components
- 50 Credits approved by the AMA or AOA.
At a Glance
50 total hours every 2 years
The Alaska State Medical Board requires 50 AMA- or AOA-approved CME credits. For license renewals, at least two of the total hours of CME that are required to qualify for renewal must be specific to pain management and opioid use and addiction. Courses must be category 1 of AMA-approved education or Category 1 or 2 of AOA-approved education. For a podiatrist, it may instead be earned in a continuing medical education program from a provider that is approved by the Council on Podiatric Medical Education (CPME).
Earn up to 40 Category 1 CME Credits while reviewing for the MC-FP Recertification exam. This activity is also approved for AAFP Prescribed Credit for 2016 and 2017, making this question bank a strong resource for exam prep, MOC, and CME all-in-one.
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 We monitor the boards regularly to stay current, but if any information appears out of date, contact us and let us know.