Pain Medicine & Nevada 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.

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  • Nevada State Board of Medical Examiners

      • At a Glance

        40 total hours every 2 years

      • 40 AMA Category 1 Credits.
      • 2 Medical Ethics, Pain Management, or Addiction Care.
      • 20 Physician's Primary Area of Practice.
      • 2 Suicide Prevention & Awareness (only if specialty is Psychiatry).

      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.

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  • Nevada State Board of Osteopathic Medicine

      • At a Glance

        35 total hours every 1 year

      • 35 CME (Any).

      The Nevada State Board of Osteopathic Medicine annually requires 35 CME hours.

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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.

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 We monitor the boards regularly to stay current, but if any information appears out of date, contact us and let us know.