Nuclear Medicine & North Carolina 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.


  • 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.


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 We monitor the boards regularly to stay current, but if any information appears out of date, contact us and let us know.