Family Medicine & Nevada 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
- 2 Medical Ethics, Pain Management, or Addiction Care.
- 40/30/20/10 AMA Category 1 Credits.
- 20/15/10/5 Physician's Primary Area of Practice.
- 2 Suicide Prevention & Awareness (only if specialty is Psychiatry).
At a Glance
40 total hours every 2 years
If your license was issued prior to July 1, 2017, The Nevada State Board of Medical Examiners requires 40 hours of AMA Category 1 credits. Of these hours, 20 must be in physician's area of practice, and 2 in either Medical Ethics, Pain Management, or Addiction Care. If you are a medical doctor whose specialty is Psychiatry, you are also required to complete a minimum of 2 hours in the area of suicide prevention and awareness.
The Nevada State Board of Medical Examiners requires:
40 Hours if licensed during the first 6 months of the biennial period of registration (July 1, 2017 through December 31, 2017 of year one). 2 Medical Ethics, 20 in scope of practice, 18 anything else AMA Category 1.
30 Hours if licensed during the second six months of the biennial period of registration (January 1, 2018 through June 30, 2018 of year one). 2 Medical Ethics, 15 scope of practice, 13 anything else AMA Category 1.
20 Hours if licensed during the third six months of the biennial period of registration (July 1, 2018 through December 31, 2018 of year two). 2 Medical Ethics, 10 scope of practice, 8 anything else AMA Category 1.
10 Hours if licensed during the fourth six months of the biennial period of registration (January 1, 2019 through June 30, 2019 of year two). 2 Medical Ethics , 5 scope of practice, 3 anything else AMA Category 1.
- 35 CME (Any).
At a Glance
35 total hours every 1 year
The Nevada State Board of Osteopathic Medicine annually requires 35 CME hours. The Board shall, by regulation, require each osteopathic physician or physician assistant who is registered to dispense controlled substances pursuant to NRS 453.231 to complete at least 2 hours of training relating specifically to the misuse and abuse of controlled substances, the prescribing of opioids or addiction during each period of licensure.
Prepare for the ABA and ABPM Pain Medicine Exams while completing 45 Pain Medicine specific Category 1 CME credits.
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.