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CME CME Guide CME Proration

CME Proration

2019-21 CME GUIDE

Proration for initial and reactivated certification

Newly board certified or reactivated physicians will have their CME requirement prorated only for the current AOA CME cycle.

Initial certification

When a physician first becomes certified, their CME requirement will be prorated for the current AOA CME cycle only. Prorations will be based on the date of certification, as follows:

Initial certification proration
Entry date Prorated requirement *
Jan. 1, 2019 to June 30, 2019 83%
July 1, 2019 to Dec. 31, 2019 67%
Jan. 1, 2020 to June 30, 2020 50%
July 1, 2020 to Dec. 31, 2020 33%
Jan. 1, 2021 to June 30, 2021 17%
July 1, 2021 to Dec. 31, 2021 No requirement until the 2022-2024 CME cycle


Reactivated certification

When a physician reactivates an expired/inactive certification, their CME requirement will be prorated based on the amount of time the certification was inactive, as follows:

Reactivated certification proration
Length of inactivity Prorated requirement *
1–180 days 83%
181–360 days 67%
361–540 days 50%
541–720 days 33%
721–900 days 17%
901–1,096 days No requirement until the 2022-2024 CME cycle


* In cases where the prorated amount does not equal a whole number or number ending in 5, the amount will be rounded down to the nearest half point. All prorations apply to each CME requirement (total, category-specific, etc.).


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