Allergy & Immunology & Florida CME Requirements

  • American Board of Allergy and Immunology

      • At a Glance

      • 25 AMA PRA Category 1 Credits Annually
      • By the end of year 5

        • 1 Practice Assessment/Quality Improvement Activitiy
        • 2 Continuous Assessment Program (CAP) Pilot
      • By the end of year 10

        • 1 Communication Module
        • 1 Patient Safety Module
        • 2 Practice Assessment/Quality Improvement Activity (Cumulative over all 10 years)
        • 2 Continuous Assessment Program (CAP) Pilot
        • Pass the Secure Examination once every ten years.

      The American Board of Allergy and Immunology requires 25 AMA PRA Category 1 credits each year on the subject of Allergy and Immunology. Up to 6 of these credits may come from non-self-directed state and institutionally mandated CME activities. A Patient Safety module and Communication module are each required once every 10 years. The Continuous Assessment Program (CAP) Pilot is also required and consists of two five-year cycles. Each year consists of two six-month question blocks, 30 article-based and 10 core / general knowledge questions. Complete 1 Practice Assessment/Quality Improvement model every 5 years (see ABAI website for qualifying activities).

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  • Florida Department of Health, Division of Medical Quality Assurance (MDs)

      • At a Glance

        40 total hours every 2 years

      • 38 General AMA Approved Credits.
      • 2 Medical Error (must include information regarding the 5 most mis-diagnosed conditions, in accordance with Rule 64B8-13.005, F.A.C.).
      • 2 Domestic Violence (Every 3rd Renewal Period).
      • 2 Controlled Substance Prescribing Course (DEA Registrants Only)

      The Florida Board of Medicine requires 40 AMA CME credits every 2 years. Of these 40 hours, 2 hours must be on the topic of Medical Error (must include information regarding the 5 most mis-diagnosed conditions, in accordance with Rule 64B8-13.005, F.A.C.). In every third renewal cycle, 2 credits must be on the topic of Domestic Violence. Physicians renewing their license for the first time are exempt from the general Florida CME requirements and instead are required to complete 2 hours of Preventing Medical Errors and 1 hour of HIV/AIDS. DEA registrants are also required to complete 2 hours of a Controlled Substance Prescribing Course.

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  • Florida Department of Health, Division of Medical Quality Assurance (DOs)

      • At a Glance

        40 total hours every 2 years

      • 3 Live Hours (See License Description).
      • 20 AOA Category 1-A Credits.
      • 15 AOA or AMA Approved Hours.
      • On every third renewal cycle, 2 hours on Domestic Violence.
      • First-time renewers must also complete (1) hour of HIV/AIDS.

      The Florida Board of Osteopathic Medicine requires 40 CME hours over a 2 year licensure period. 20 of these credits must be AOA Category 1-A credits. 15 of these credits can be either AOA or AMA credits (of which; only 8 of these may be home study). Additionally, live credits are required and must consist of (2) Prevention of Medical Errors, and (1) Florida Laws and Rules/Professional and Medical Ethics. Also required is (2) hours on Prescribing Controlled Substances (This requirement applies only to licensees registered with the DEA and authorized to prescribe controlled substances). These hours are not required to be live/participatory.

      Additionally, for every third renewal period, the licensee must complete an additional (2) hours of Domestic Violence.

      Lastly, first-time renewers must also complete (1) hour of HIV/AIDS.

      NOTE- Osteopathic Physicians licensed after July 1 of the second year of the biennium (odd year), are only required to complete the HIV/AIDS, Florida Laws and Rules, Professional & Medical Ethics, Federal & State Laws Related to the Prescribing of Controlled Substances and Prevention of Medical Errors courses.

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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.