Family Medicine & West Virginia 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

      Source

  • West Virginia Board of Medicine

      • At a Glance

        50 total hours every 2 years

      • 50 Category 1 Credits
      • 3 Best Practices Prescribing of Controlled Substances and Drug Diversion Training
      • 30 Hours in Area of Specialty

      The West Virginia Board of Medicine requires 50 Category 1 cme hours every two years.
      Of these hours, a minimum of 30 must relate to the physician's specialty, and a minimum of 3 hours in board-approved hours on the subject of best practices prescribing of controlled substances and drug diversion training.

      Source

  • West Virginia Board of Osteopathy

      • At a Glance

        32 total hours every 2 years

      • 16 AOA Category 1-A or 2-A Credits
      • 3 Hours in Board Approved Courses (Licensees that prescribes, administers or dispenses controlled substances only)

      The West Virginia Board of Osteopathy requires 32 CME hours every two years.
      Of these hours, 16 must be either AOA-approved Category 1-A or 1-B. Additionally, licensees are required to complete drug diversion training and best practice prescribing of controlled substances training.
      For licensees that prescribes, administers or dispenses controlled substances, 3 of the 32 hours must be earned through a board-approved course.

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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.