Preventive Medicine & California CME Requirements

  • American Board of Preventive Medicine

      • At a Glance

      • By the end of year 3

        • 30 Self Assessment Activity hours
        • 45 Category 1 ACCME hours
      • By the end of year 6

        • 30 Self Assessment Activity hours
        • 45 Category 1 ACCME hours
      • By the end of year 9

        • 30 Self Assessment Activity hours
        • 45 Category 1 ACCME hours
      • By the end of year 10

        • A total of 100 Self Assessment Activity hours (years 1-10)
        • A total of 100 Category 1 ACCME hours (years 1-10)
        • MOC Exam (years 7-10 only)
        • 1 Practice Performance Assessment

      The American Board of Preventative Medicine requires 30 hours of ABPM-approved LLSA/MOC activities and 45 hours of other Category 1 ACCME approved CME activites.
      Of these hours, a minimum of 100 hours must be ABPM-approved Lifelong Learning and Self Assessment activities.

      Source

  • Medical Board of California

      • At a Glance

        50 total hours every 2 years

      • 12 CME hours on Pain Management And Appropriate Treatment of the Terminally Ill (One-time requirement).
      • 10 hours of Geriatric Care are required for General Internists and physicians with 25% or more of patients over the age of 65.

      The Medical Board of California requires 50 CME hours every two years. Additionally, the Medical Board of California has a one-time requirement of 12 CME hours on pain management and the appropriate care and treatment of the terminally ill. The 12 hours may be any combination of pain management credits and appropriate care and treatment of the terminally credits. These hours may count towards the 50 hours for the current renewal cycle, and must be completed by the physician's second license renewal date or within four years, whichever comes first.

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  • Osteopathic Medical Board of California

      • At a Glance

        150 total hours every 3 years

      • 12 Pain Management And/Or Treatment of the Terminally Ill (One time requirement).
      • 60 AOA Category 1-A or 1-B CME.

      The Osteopathic Medical Board of California requires 150 hours of AMA Category 1 or AOA Category 1 or 2 CME. During this time, a minimum of 60 credits must be AOA 1-A or AOA 1-B, and only a maximum of 90 credits may be category 2A or 3A.

      Additionally, the Osteopathic Medical Board of California has a one-time requirement of 12 CME hours on pain management and the appropriate care and treatment of the terminally ill. The 12 hours may be any combination of pain management credits and appropriate care and treatement of the terminally credits. These hours may count towards the 50 hours for the current renewal cycle, and must be completed by the physician's second license renewal date or within four years, whichever comes first.

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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.

    Preventive Medicine CME - $599

    Complete your annual Preventive Medicine CME requirements with this online CME self-assessment activity from BoardVitals. Stay up to date on Preventive Medicine topics while simultaneously earning up to 40 AMA PRA Category 1 Creditsâ„¢ and 40 LLSA credits towards ABPM MOC Part II requirements.

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.