Surgery & Arizona CME Requirements

  • American Board of Surgery

      • At a Glance

      • Ongoing participation in Quality Assessment Programs.
      • Continuous Certification Assessment (required every other year)
      • By the end of year 5

        • 150 Category 1 CME hours (min. 50 self-assessment hours)
      • By the end of year 10

        • 150 Category 1 CME hours (min. 50 self-assessment hours)
      • By the end of year 15

        • 150 Category 1 CME hours (min. 50 self-assessment hours)

      The American Board of Surgery requires 150 Category 1 CME hours every 5 years.
      Of these hours, all must be on a subject relevant to the physician's practice and a minimum of 50 must be self-assessment activities, with a minimum score of 75%.
      This requirement will change to 125 CME credits with no self-assessment required when diplomates pass their first Continuous Certification Assessment (see below); the ABS will also waive 60 credits of CME with self-assessment for passing a secure exam, such as the Qualifying Examination in an ABS specialty. The Continuous Certification Assessment is required every other year; grace year may be granted.

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  • Arizona Medical Board

      • At a Glance

        40 total hours every 2 years

      • 40 AMA/AOA Category 1/Category 2 credits.
      • 1 CME hours relating to the safe prescribing of opioids

      The Arizona Medical Board requires 40 CME hours over a two year licensure period. The board does not allow for rollover credits.

      The physician shall ensure at least 3 of the credit hours of continuing medical education are certified as Category 1 and addresses the effective and safe prescribing of opioids;

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  • Arizona Board of Osteopathic Examiners in Medicine and Surgery

      • At a Glance

        40 total hours every 2 years

      • 24 AOA Category 1 Credits.

      The Arizona Board of Osteopathic Examiners in Medicine and Surgery requires 40 CME hours every 2 years, due on either the end of an even or odd year (dependent upon your birth year). Of these credits, at least 24 must be AOA Category 1 credits.

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Resources

    Surgery Question Bank CME - $599

    Earn up to 60 CME credits and 60 Surgery Self Assessment MOC credits while preparing for the ABS MOC exam. All questions, answers, and explanations are targeted to general surgery.

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.