Ophthalmology & North Carolina CME Requirements
- 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
- 2 PORT Examinations
- DOCK Examination (years 6-10 only)
- 1 Quality Improvement Activity (years 6-10 only)
At a Glance
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.
- 60 Category 1 Credits in Area of Practice.
- 3 Controlled Substances.
At a Glance
60 total hours every 3 years
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 We monitor the boards regularly to stay current, but if any information appears out of date, contact us and let us know.