Ophthalmology & Maine 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.


Maine Board of Licensure in Medicine

At a Glance

40 total hours every 2 years

40 AMA PRA Category 1 Credits.
3 hours on prescribing opioid medications

The Maine Board of Licensure in Medicine requires 40 Category I CME hours every two years. Licensees with prescriptive authority are required 3 hours on the prescribing of opioid medication every renewal. Physicians Assistants must obtain a minimum of 100 hours of CME, with at least 40 hours in Category 1. The remaining 60 hours may be either Category 1 or Category 2. Physician Assistants must complete 3 hours of Category 1 credit CME every two years on the prescribing of opioid medication.


Maine Board of Osteopathic Licensure

At a Glance

100 total hours every 2 years

40 Osteopathy-related Activity Credits.

The Maine Board of Osteopathic Licensure requires 100 CME credits every two years, of which 40 must be approved as osteopathic medical education.

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 We monitor the boards regularly to stay current, but if any information appears out of date, contact us and let us know.

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