Otolaryngology & Tennessee CME Requirements

  • American Board of Otolaryngology

      • At a Glance

      • 25 CME hours annually, minimum 15 in otolaryngology.
      • By the end of year 10

        • 1 Improvement in Medical Practice Activities (Varied)
        • MOC Exam (years 7-10 only)

      The American Board of Otolaryngology requires 25 AMA Category 1 CME credits every year.
      Of these hours, a minimum of 60% must be on the subject of Otolaryngology. Learners must complete a computer based exam in the last three years of each 10-year recertification cycle. Learners must also complete Improvement in Medical Practice Activities including a patient survey, a peer survey, and participate in a registry that will be the basis for quality improvement activities.

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  • Tennessee Department of Health

      • At a Glance

        40 total hours every 2 years

      • 40 AMA Category 1 Credits.
      • 2 Controlled Substance Prescribing.

      The Tennessee Board of Medical Examiners requires 40 AMA Category 1 hours. Of these, a minimum of 2 hours must be on the topic of controlled substance prescribing, which must include instruction on opioids, benzodiazepines, barbiturates and carisoprodol and may include instruction on topics such as medicine addiction, risk management tools and other topics approved by the Board. This 2 hours requirement is not necessary for doctors certified by the ABMS, AOA, or the American Board of Physician Specialties in one or more of the following specialties: pain management, anesthesiology, physical medicine and rehabilitation, neurology, and rheumatology.

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  • Tennessee Board of Ostepathic Examination

      • At a Glance

        40 total hours every 2 years

      • 2 Substance Prescribing (DEA registrants only).
      • 2 Prescribing Practices (Non DEA registrants only).
      • 40 CME (Any).

      The Tennessee Board of Osteopathic Examination requires 40 CME hours.

      If you are a prescriber with a DEA registration, at least 2 of those hours must relate to controlled substance prescribing, which must include instruction in the Department’s treatment guidelines on opioids, benzodiazepines, barbiturates and carisoprodol and may include instruction on topics such as medicine addiction, risk management tools and other topics approved by the Board.

      If you do not have a DEA registration, at least 2 of the required hours must be in a course or courses designated specifically to address prescribing practices. These 2 hours requirements are not necessary for doctors certified by the ABMS, AOA, or the American Board of Physician Specialties in one or more of the following specialties: pain management, anesthesiology, physical medicine and rehabilitation, neurology, and rheumatology.

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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.

    Otolaryngology Question Bank CME - $599

    Complete up to 54 Category 1 CME Hours while reviewing questions, answers, and explanations specific to the field of ENT. Questions are targeted to the certification and re-certification examinations, enabling learners to review for their exams while completing annual requirements.

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.