Ophthalmology & Alaska CME Requirements

American Board of Ophthalmology

At a Glance

250 total hours every 10 years

50 CME hours every 2 years, of which a minimum of 16 must be self-assessment.
By the end of year 3
1 Patient Safety Activity
By the end of year 5
1 Quality Improvement Activity
By the end of year 10
1 Quality Improvement Activity (years 6-10 only)
DOCK Examination (years 6-10 only)
2 PORT Examinations

The American Board of Ophthalmology requires 250 AMA PRA Category 1 credits every 10 years. For certificates expiring on or before 12/31/2020, 25 hours must be completed each year. For certificates expiring on 12/13/2021 or later, an average of 25 hours over the 10 year period is sufficient. Of these hours, a minimum of 200 must be on the subject of Ophthalmology. Some ABO MOC activities can award CME credits. See More Information.

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Alaska State Medical Board

At a Glance

50 total hours every 2 years

50 Credits approved by the AMA or AOA.

The Alaska State Medical Board requires 50 AMA- or AOA-approved CME credits. For license renewals, at least two of the total hours of CME that are required to qualify for renewal must be specific to pain management and opioid use and addiction. Courses must be category 1 of AMA-approved education or Category 1 or 2 of AOA-approved education. For a podiatrist, it may instead be earned in a continuing medical education program from a provider that is approved by the Council on Podiatric Medical Education (CPME).

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 We monitor the boards regularly to stay current, but if any information appears out of date, contact us and let us know.

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