Pain Medicine & Arizona CME Requirements

  • American Board of Pain Medicine

      • At a Glance

      • By the end of year 10

        • 2 Recommendations written by peer physicians
        • 300 CME Hours. 150 CME Hours must be specific to pain medicine
        • 1 Recertification Exam

      Note: These requirements are specific to the ABPM. Certification is also available through the ABA, so please check your corresponding board for accurate information.

      Applicants must complete, on average, 30 hours of Category 1 Continuing Medical Education per year. (For a total of 300 hours over a ten year period). At least 150 of these hours must be specific to pain medicine (algiatry).

      Clinician must be engaged in Pain Medicine on an ongoing basis (eg in active practice) and must be recommended by two different physicians.

      Candidates must also complete a re-certification exam.


  • Arizona Medical Board

      • At a Glance

        40 total hours every 2 years

      • 40 AMA/AOA Category 1/Category 2 credits.
      • 1 CME hours relating to the safe prescribing of opioids

      The Arizona Medical Board requires 40 CME hours over a two year licensure period. The board does not allow for rollover credits.

      The physician shall ensure at least 3 of the credit hours of continuing medical education are certified as Category 1 and addresses the effective and safe prescribing of opioids;


  • Arizona Board of Osteopathic Examiners in Medicine and Surgery

      • At a Glance

        40 total hours every 2 years

      • 24 AOA Category 1 Credits.

      The Arizona Board of Osteopathic Examiners in Medicine and Surgery requires 40 CME hours every 2 years, due on either the end of an even or odd year (dependent upon your birth year). Of these credits, at least 24 must be AOA Category 1 credits.



    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.

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 We monitor the boards regularly to stay current, but if any information appears out of date, contact us and let us know.