CME Requirement 

Continuing Medical Education (CME) credit is another part of ABEM MOC Lifelong Learning and Self-Assessment (LLS). All diplomates are required to complete an average of 25 AMA PRA Category 1 Credits™ per year. The CME requirement is being phased in based on when a physician’s certification expires.

Physicians can view their individual ABEM CME requirements by signing in to their ABEM MOC Personal Page.

Types of Acceptable Credit

Any of the following types of CME credit can be used to meet the ABEM MOC requirement: 

  • AMA PRA Category 1 CreditsTM
  • AAFP Prescribed Credit
  • ACOG cognates
  • AOA Category IA credits
  • RCPSC credits

Credits earned from the LLSA CME activity can be used to meet the ABEM CME requirement, as can credits obtained from the AMA for passing the Oral Certification Examination or the ConCertTM Examination. Physicians can also choose their own CME activities provided that they are practice-relevant.

Credit Available from LLSA Activities

2013 EM LLSA CME Activity: 14
AMA PRA Category 1 Credits
2014 EM LLSA CME Activity: 11 AMA PRA Category 1 Credits
2015 EM LLSA CME Activity: 14 AMA PRA Category 1 Credits
2016 EM LLSA CME Activity: 12 AMA PRA Category 1 Credits™
Patient Safety LLSA Activity: 20 AMA PRA Category 1 Credits
2014 EMS LLSA CME Activity: 13 AMA PRA Category 1 Credits™
2016 EMS LLSA CME Activity: 11 AMA PRA Category 1 Credits™
2013 Medical Toxicology LLSA CME Activity: 10 AMA PRA Category 1 Credits™
2015 Medical Toxicology LLSA CME Activity: 12 AMA PRA Category 1 Credits™

For physicians practicing at specialty-designated centers, the numbers of specialty credits for each activity are as follows:

2013 EM LLSA CME Activity: 1.0 pediatrics, 2.0 stroke, 3.0 trauma
2014 EM LLSA CME Activity: 2.0 pediatrics, 2.0 trauma
2015 EM LLSA CME Activity: 2.0 pediatrics, 2.0 stroke, 1.0 trauma
2016 EM LLSA CME Activity: 3.0 pediatrics, 1.0 stroke, 2.0. trauma 

Reporting and Documentation

Physicians report completion of the required CME activity to ABEM in the year the requirement is due. No documentation is needed. All that is required is to attest online to receiving the CME credits. Copies of CME certificates of completion are not required except for those randomly selected for independent verification.

ABEM CME Requirement FAQs
CME for LLSA Activities FAQs
CME for Certification and Recertification FAQs

CME for Certification and MOC Activities

 Activity

 Credits 

Cost

 Providers 

Certification (Oral Certification Exam) 

 60

$30/75*

 AMA

Recertification (ConCertTM Exam)

60

 $30/75*

 AMA

EM LLSA

11-14

$30

AAEM, ACEP

Patient Safety LLSA

20

$30

 ACEP

EMS LLSA

11-13

$30

AAEM, ACEP

MedTox LLSA

 10-12

$30

AAEM, ACEP

*member fee / non member fee