Pathology & Washington CME Requirements

  • American Board of Pathology

      • At a Glance

      • Report Improvement in Medical Practice requirements every 2 years.
      • By the end of year 2

        • 70 AMA PRA Category 1 Credits (min 20 self-assessment)
        • 1 PI/QA Activity and Lab Accredit
      • By the end of year 4

        • 70 AMA PRA Category 1 Credits (min 20 self-assessment)
        • 1 PI/QA Activity and Lab Accredit
      • By the end of year 6

        • 70 AMA PRA Category 1 Credits (min 20 self-assessment)
        • 1 PI/QA Activity and Lab Accredit
      • By the end of year 8

        • 70 AMA PRA Category 1 Credits (min 20 self-assessment)
        • 1 PI/QA Activity and Lab Accredit
      • By the end of year 10

        • MOC Examination (years 7-10 only)
        • 70 AMA PRA Category 1 Credits (min 20 self-assessment)
        • 1 PI/QA Activity and Lab Accredit

      The American Board of Pathology requires 70 AMA PRA Category 1 CME credits, of which 20 must be Self-Assessment Modules (SAMs), every 2 years.
      AOA Category 1-A credits and The Royal College of Physicians and Surgeons of Canada Continuing Professional Development (CPD) Accredited Group Learning (Section 1) credits in General Pathology are accepted as equivalent to AMA Category 1 CME credits.
      RCPSC Assessment (Section 3) credits are accepted as equivalent to SAM credits.

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  • Washington State Medical Quality Assurance Commission

      • At a Glance

        200 total hours every 4 years

      • Maximum of 80 Category 2 Credits.
      • Maximum of 80 Category 3 Credits.
      • Maximum of 80 Category 4 Credits.

      The Washington State Medical Quality Assurance Commission requires 200 Category 1 CME hours every 4 years. Of these, a maximum of 80 hours may be Category 2, a maximum of 80 may be earned for serving as an instructor of medical students (Category 3, and a maximum of 80 may be earned through papers, publications, books, or exhibits (Category 4). The commission will also accept certification or recertification by a specialty board as the equivalent of two hundred hours of continuing medical education.

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  • Washington Board of Osteopathic Medicine and Surgery

      • At a Glance

        150 total hours every 3 years

      • 60 Category 1-A CME

      The Washington State Board of Osteopathic Medicine and Surgery requires 150 CME credits every 3 years, of which a minimum of 60 must be Category 1-A credits.

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Resources

    Pathology Question Bank CME - $599

    Complete 60 Category 1 CME Credits and 60 ABP Approved Self Assessment Module (SAM) Credits while preparing for the ABP MOC exam. All questions, answers, and explanations are targeted to board/recertification preparation.

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.