Pain Medicine & Alabama CME Requirements
By the end of year 10
- 2 Recommendations written by peer physicians
- 300 CME Hours. 150 CME Hours must be specific to pain medicine
- 1 Recertification Exam
At a Glance
Note: These requirements are specific to the ABPM. Certification is also available through the ABA, so please check your corresponding board for accurate information.
Applicants must complete, on average, 30 hours of Category 1 Continuing Medical Education per year. (For a total of 300 hours over a ten year period). At least 150 of these hours must be specific to pain medicine (algiatry).
Clinician must be engaged in Pain Medicine on an ongoing basis (eg in active practice) and must be recommended by two different physicians.
Candidates must also complete a re-certification exam.
- 25 AMA PRA Category 1 Credits.
At a Glance
25 total hours every 1 year
For MD/DO accreditation in Alabama, 25 CME credits are required per one year term, of which 25 must be AMA PRA category 1. The Alabama State Board of Medical Examiners does not allow the rollover of credits.
Additional Requirement for Alabama Controlled Substances Certificate registrants:
Every 2 years, 2 AMA PRA Category 1 CME credits relating to controlled substance prescribing practices, recognizing signs of the abuse or misuse of controlled substances, or controlled substance prescribing for chronic pain management.
Prepare for the ABA and ABPM Pain Medicine Exams while completing 45 Pain Medicine specific Category 1 CME credits.
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 We monitor the boards regularly to stay current, but if any information appears out of date, contact us and let us know.