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Learn how much overall and specialty-specific CME you need to earn beginning in the 2019-2021 CME cycle.
Due to the small numbers of physicians training in the specialties, the following specialty certifying boards are in dormant status, or will become so later in 2019:
In addition, the following subspecialties under the American Ostepoathic Board of Pediatrics (AOBP) are in dormant status:
Physicians who hold active time-limited certificates in these specialties will have the following CME requirements beginning in the 2019-2021 CME cycle:
* Specialty-specific CME will be verified by the diplomate via a self-attestation form, subject to random audit by the AOA.
Physicians who need a copy of the self-attestation form should contact firstname.lastname@example.org to request a copy.
Find out how much credit you'll receive if your certificate of completion does not specify a number of credits.
If a physician submits a certificate of completion for a standardized life support course, the amount of CME designated will be recognized by the AOA. In cases where the certificate of completion does not list a specific number of credits, CME will be awarded per the categories listed below.
|Standardized Life Support Course CME Credit|
|Course name||Provider course||Refresher course||Instructor course|
|Advanced Trauma Life Support||17||8||11|
|Advanced Cardiac Life Support||12||6||8|
|Basic Life Support||4||2||8|
|Pediatric Advanced Life Support (AHA) or Advanced Pediatric Life Support (AAP)||14||8||9|
|Neonatal Advanced Life Support||8||4||6|
|Advanced Life Support in Obstetrics||17||8||9|
|Adult Fundamentals of Critical Care Support||13||8||13|
|Pediatric Fundamentals of Critical Care Life Support||13||8||13|
|Advanced HAZMAT Life Support||24||24||31|
|Advanced Burn Life Support||7||7||4.5|
|Basic Disaster Life Support||7.5||7.5||7.5|
|Advanced Disaster Life Support||15.5||15.5||4|
Learn to distinguish between CME-eligible and non-CME-eligible professional service opportunities.
The following activities do not qualify for credit toward CME requirements: