Psychiatry & California CME Requirements
- Continuous average of 90 Category 1 Credits over the 3 previous years (minimum 24 self-assessment credits)
By the end of year 10
- MOC Exam
- 24 ABPN-approved Self Assessment credits
- 1 Clinical chart review module / Patient or Peer Feedback Module
At a Glance
The American Board of Psychiatry and Neurology requires 90 CME hours every 3 years. These hours must be relevant to the physician's specialty and/or sub-specialty and can include ACCME Category 1 credits, AOA Category 1-A credits, and/or Category 1 credits accredited by the Royal College of Physicians and Surgeons of Canada.
Of these hours, a minimum of 24 hours must be self-assessed activities selected from the ABPN's Product list.
NEW in February 2016: Diplomates now choose ONE Clinical Module OR Feedback Module activity to complete the PIP (Improvement in Medical Practice Unit).
- 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.
At a Glance
50 total hours every 2 years
The Medical Board of California requires 50 CME hours every two years. The renewal period ends on the last day of the physician's birth month, every 2 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. Pathologists and Radiologists are exempt.
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.
- 12 Pain Management And/Or Treatment of the Terminally Ill (One time requirement).
- 40 AOA Category 1-A or 1-B CME.
At a Glance
100 total hours every 2 years
The Osteopathic Medical Board of California requires 100 hours of AMA Category 1 or AOA Category 1 or 2 CME. During this time, a minimum of forty (40) hours of the 100 hours must be American Osteopathic Association (AOA) Category 1A or 1B, and a maximum of 60 hours of Category 2A or 2B CME.
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 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. Pathology and Radiology specialists are exempt.
Prepare for the ABA and ABPM Pain Medicine Exams while completing 45 Pain Medicine specific Category 1 CME credits.
Neurology Question Bank CME - $599
Earn up to 100 Category 1 CME Credits and 100 ABPN Self Assessment Credits. Review for the Neurology Maintenance of Certification Exam while completing MOC and CME requirements.
Psychiatry Question Bank CME - $599
Earn up to 40 Category 1 CME credits and up to 40 Hours ABPN SAM, while preparing for the ABPN Maintenance of Certification exam. BoardVitals is the most used review source for the Psychiatry Boards.
Complete 50 Category 1 Credits while completing 50 ABPN Approved MOC/SA credits at the same time. This Child and Adolescent Psychiatry Question Bank is designed for reviewing for the CAP ABPN Recertification Exam while earning MOC points and CME hours.
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.