Pain Medicine & Missouri CME Requirements
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
At a Glance
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.
- 50 AOA Category 1-A or 2-A, AMA Category 1, or AAFP prescribed Credits.
At a Glance
50 total hours every 2 years
The Missouri Board of Registration for the Healing Arts requires 50 hours of CME to be completed every two years, which must be either AOA Category 1-A, AOA Category 2-A, AMA Category 1, or AAFP prescribed credits. 40 hours are deemed sufficient if all are accredited as either AOA Category 1-A or AMA Category 1 credits and each activity included a post-test of the material. A licensee is exempt from these CME requirements if they received their initial license within the previous renewal period.
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 We monitor the boards regularly to stay current, but if any information appears out of date, contact us and let us know.