Neurological Surgery & North Carolina CME Requirements

  • American Board of Neurological Surgery

      • At a Glance

      • Evaluation of Performance in Practice Activity Required Annually
      • By the end of year 10

        • 90 Additional Category 1 Credits
        • Neurological Surgery Safety Course
        • One Self Assessment Course (Choose from a number of options)
        • 60 Neurological Surgery Category 1 Credits

      The American Board of Neurological Surgery requires 150 CME hours every 3 years.

      Of these hours, a minimum of 60 must be AMA PRA Category 1 Credits in activities related to the subject of Neurological Surgery. The remaining hours may be earned through Neurosurgery related activities or additional AMA PRA Category 1 Credits.

      Learners must complete a self assessment module each cycle as well as a patient safety course each cycle.

      Learners must also complete Evidence of Evaluation of Performance in Practice each year.

      The cognitive examination must be completed once every ten year cycle.

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  • North Carolina Medical Board

      • At a Glance

        60 total hours every 3 years

      • 60 Category 1 Credits in Area of Practice.
      • 3 Controlled Substances.

      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.

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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 We monitor the boards regularly to stay current, but if any information appears out of date, contact us and let us know.