Emergency Medicine & North Carolina CME Requirements

  • American Board of Emergency Medicine

      • At a Glance

      • Annual 25 AMA PRA Category 1 Credits on Physician's Field of Practice
      • Minimum of a 8 Self Assessment Hours
      • By the end of year 5

        • 4 Lifelong Learning and Self Assessment tests
        • 1 Practice Improvement Activity
        • 1 Communication/Professionalism Activity
      • By the end of year 10

        • 8 Lifelong Learning and Self Assessment tests (total)
        • 2 Practice Improvement Activity (total)
        • 2 Communication/Professionalism Activities (total)
        • ConCert Examination (years 6-10 only)

      The American Board of Emergency Medicine requires an average of 25 AMA PRA Category 1 hours every year.
      These hours must all be related to the physician's field of practice, and a minimum of 8 must be self assessment activities.
      AAFP Prescribed Credit, ACOG cognates, and AOA Category 1-A Credits are considered equivalent to AMA PRA Category 1 credits.
      Since the ABEM only requires an average of 25 credits per year, credits may roll over indefinitely (ie, earning 50 credits in a single year will satisfy CME requirements for the next two years). Despite this, the ABEM encourages annual participation in CME.


  • North Carolina Medical Board

      • At a Glance

        60 total hours every 3 years

      • 60 Category 1 Credits in Area of Practice.
      • 3 Controlled Substances.

      The North Carolina Medical Board requires 60 Category 1 CME credits in topics relevant to their area of practice. Those holding a residency training license are exempt from this requirement. Physicians are not required to report any Category 2 CME. As of July 1, 2017, every physician who prescribes controlled substances (except those holding a residency training license), shall complete at least three hours of Controlled Substances CME in addition to the 60 Category 1 CME credits.



    Emergency Medicine Question Bank CME - $599

    Earn up to 35 Category 1 CME credits quickly and easily while preparing for the ABEM ConCert exam. This EM Question Bank is an online activity presented as a question bank.

    Pulmonary and Critical Care Medicine CME - $599

    Test your knowledge in Pulmonary Disease and Critical Care Medicine with this online CME self-assessment activity. Stay current on ABIM Pulmonary and Critical Care Medicine MOC topics while earning up to 40 AMA PRA Category 1 Credits™ and 40 ABIM MOC credits simultaneously

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.