Surgery & Hawaii CME Requirements

  • American Board of Surgery

      • At a Glance

      • Ongoing participation in Quality Assessment Programs.
      • By the end of year 3

        • 90 Category 1 CME hours (min. 60 self assessment hours)
      • By the end of year 6

        • 90 Category 1 CME hours (min. 60 self assessment hours)
      • By the end of year 9

        • 90 Category 1 CME hours (min. 60 self assessment hours)
      • By the end of year 10

        • MOC Exam (years 8-10 only)

      The American Board of Surgery requires 90 Category 1 CME hours every 3 years.
      Of these hours, all must be on a subject relevant to the physician's practice and a minimum of 60 must be self-assessment activities, with a minimum score of 75%.
      Achieving certification or recertification wtih the ABS will automatically waive 60 credits of the self-assessment CME requirement.

      Source

  • Hawaii Board of Medical Examiners

      • At a Glance

        40 total hours every 2 years

      • 40 Category 1 or 1-A.
      • 20 Category 1 or 1-A (for Physicians licensed between 2014-2015).

      The Hawaii Medical Board requires Physicians to complete 40 Category 1 or 1-A credits every two years. If you initially received your license prior to 2/1/14, you will be required to complete 40 Category 1 or 1A hours. If you initially received your license between 2/1/14 and 1/31/15, only 20 hours are required. Beginning with the 2018 renewal and thereafter, the usual 40 will be required.


      The Hawaii Medical Board requires Osteopathic Physicians to complete 40 Category 1 or 1-A credits every two years. If you initially received your license prior to 7/1/14, you will be required to complete 40 Category 1 or 1A hours. If you initially received your license between 7/1/14 and 6/30/15, only 20 hours are required. Beginning with the 2018 renewal and thereafter, the usual 40 will be required.

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 We monitor the boards regularly to stay current, but if any information appears out of date, contact us and let us know.