Pain Medicine & Maine 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.

      Source

  • Maine Board of Licensure in Medicine

      • At a Glance

        100 total hours every 2 years

      • 40 Category 1 Credits.

      The Maine Board of Licensure in Medicine requires 100 CME hours every two years, of which a minimum of 40 hours must be Category I; the remainder may be any combination of Category 1 and Category 2. No more than 60 credits may be in Category 2.

      Source

  • 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.

      Source

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.

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 We monitor the boards regularly to stay current, but if any information appears out of date, contact us and let us know.