Pain Medicine & Nevada 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.
- 2 Medical Ethics, Pain Management, or Addiction Care.
- 40/30/20/10 AMA Category 1 Credits.
- 20/15/10/5 Physician's Primary Area of Practice.
- 2 Suicide Prevention & Awareness (only if specialty is Psychiatry).
At a Glance
40 total hours every 2 years
If your license was issued prior to July 1, 2017, The Nevada State Board of Medical Examiners requires 40 hours of AMA Category 1 credits. Of these hours, 20 must be in physician's area of practice, and 2 in either Medical Ethics, Pain Management, or Addiction Care. If you are a medical doctor whose specialty is Psychiatry, you are also required to complete a minimum of 2 hours in the area of suicide prevention and awareness.
The Nevada State Board of Medical Examiners requires:
40 Hours if licensed during the first 6 months of the biennial period of registration (July 1, 2017 through December 31, 2017 of year one). 2 Medical Ethics, 20 in scope of practice, 18 anything else AMA Category 1.
30 Hours if licensed during the second six months of the biennial period of registration (January 1, 2018 through June 30, 2018 of year one). 2 Medical Ethics, 15 scope of practice, 13 anything else AMA Category 1.
20 Hours if licensed during the third six months of the biennial period of registration (July 1, 2018 through December 31, 2018 of year two). 2 Medical Ethics, 10 scope of practice, 8 anything else AMA Category 1.
10 Hours if licensed during the fourth six months of the biennial period of registration (January 1, 2019 through June 30, 2019 of year two). 2 Medical Ethics , 5 scope of practice, 3 anything else AMA Category 1.
- 35 CME (Any).
At a Glance
35 total hours every 1 year
The Nevada State Board of Osteopathic Medicine annually requires 35 CME hours. The Board shall, by regulation, require each osteopathic physician or physician assistant who is registered to dispense controlled substances pursuant to NRS 453.231 to complete at least 2 hours of training relating specifically to the misuse and abuse of controlled substances, the prescribing of opioids or addiction during each period of licensure.
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.