Nuclear Medicine & California CME Requirements

  • American Board of Nuclear Medicine

      • At a Glance

      • 1 IMP Activity
      • By the end of year 5

        • 125 AMA Category 1 Credits
        • Minimum 40 self-assessment credits
        • Minimum 87.5 hours on Nuclear Medicine
      • By the end of year 10

        • MOC Exam
        • 125 AMA Category 1 Credits (years 6+)
        • Minimum 87.5 hours on Nuclear Medicine (years 6+)
        • Minimum 40 self-assessment credits (years 6+)

      The American Board of Nuclear Medicine requires 125 AMA Category 1 credits every 5 years, with a minimum average of 25 CME AMA Category 1 Credits per year.
      Of these credits, a minimum of 17.5 must be on the subject of Nuclear Medicine per year, and a minimum of 8 self-assessment credits per year.

      Correlative Imaging, and other subjects that are related to a physician's field of practice, may be counted towards the 17.5 Nuclear Medicine related-activity credits per year requirement.

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  • Medical Board of California

      • At a Glance

        50 total hours every 2 years

      • 12 CME hours on Pain Management And Appropriate Treatment of the Terminally Ill (One-time requirement).
      • 10 hours of Geriatric Care are required for General Internists and physicians with 25% or more of patients over the age of 65.

      The Medical Board of California requires 50 CME hours every two years. Additionally, the Medical Board of California has a one-time requirement of 12 CME hours on pain management and the appropriate care and treatment of the terminally ill. The 12 hours may be any combination of pain management credits and appropriate care and treatment of the terminally credits. These hours may count towards the 50 hours for the current renewal cycle, and must be completed by the physician's second license renewal date or within four years, whichever comes first.

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  • Osteopathic Medical Board of California

      • At a Glance

        150 total hours every 3 years

      • 12 Pain Management And/Or Treatment of the Terminally Ill (One time requirement).
      • 60 AOA Category 1-A or 1-B CME.

      The Osteopathic Medical Board of California requires 150 hours of AMA Category 1 or AOA Category 1 or 2 CME. During this time, a minimum of 60 credits must be AOA 1-A or AOA 1-B, and only a maximum of 90 credits may be category 2A or 3A.

      Additionally, the Osteopathic Medical Board of California has a one-time requirement of 12 CME hours on pain management and the appropriate care and treatment of the terminally ill. The 12 hours may be any combination of pain management credits and appropriate care and treatement of the terminally credits. These hours may count towards the 50 hours for the current renewal cycle, and must be completed by the physician's second license renewal date or within four years, whichever comes first.

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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.

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.