Physical Medicine & Rehabilitation & Washington CME Requirements

  • American Board of Physical Medicine and Rehabilitation

      • At a Glance

      • By the end of year 5

        • 150 Category 1 CME hours (min 8 self-assessment)
        • 1 Practice Performance Project
      • By the end of year 10

        • 150 Category 1 CME hours (years 6-10, min 8 self-assessment)
        • MOC Exam (years 7-10 only)
        • 1 Project Performance Project (years 6-10)

      The American Board of Physical Medicine and Rehabilitation requires 150 Category 1 credits every 5 years, of which a minimum of 50% must relate to the physician's specialty or subspecialty.
      Physician's with time-limited certificates issued before 2012 must complete 300 credits by the end of the year 10.

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 We monitor the boards regularly to stay current, but if any information appears out of date, contact us and let us know.