Family Medicine & North Carolina 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
- 60 Category 1 Credits in Area of Practice.
- 3 Controlled Substances.
At a Glance
60 total hours every 3 years
The North Carolina Medical Board requires 60 Category 1 CME credits in topics relevant to their area of practice. Those holding a residency training license are exempt from this requirement. Physicians are not required to report any Category 2 CME. As of July 1, 2017, every physician who prescribes controlled substances (except those holding a residency training license), shall complete at least three hours of Controlled Substances CME in addition to the 60 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 We monitor the boards regularly to stay current, but if any information appears out of date, contact us and let us know.