Psychiatry & Washington 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).
- Maximum of 80 Category 2 Credits.
- Maximum of 80 Category 3 Credits.
- Maximum of 80 Category 4 Credits.
At a Glance
200 total hours every 4 years
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.
- 60 Category 1-A CME
At a Glance
150 total hours every 3 years
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.
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.