Family Medicine & California CME Requirements

  • American Board of Family Medicine

      • At a Glance

      • 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

      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

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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 treatment 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

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

      The Osteopathic Medical Board of California requires 150 hours of AMA Category 1 or AOA Category 1 or 2 CME. 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.

    Family Medicine Question Bank CME - $599

    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.