Family Medicine & Texas 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 and/or Professional Responsibility.
- 24 AMA, AOA and/or AAFP Category 1 Credits.
- 24 Informal Hours.
At a Glance
48 total hours every 2 years
The Texas Medical Board requires 48 Category 1 credits approved by the AMA, AOA, AAFP, Texas medical Association, or the board. Of these hours, at least 24 must be formal, Category 1 or 1A credits. Furthermore, at least 2 of these formal hours must involve the study of medical ethics/personal responsibility. The remaining 24 can be informal hours; self study, attendance at hospitals, grand rounds.
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 We monitor the boards regularly to stay current, but if any information appears out of date, contact us and let us know.