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Reporting CME

2019-21 CME Guide

CME Guide outlines policies for reporting CME activities

Osteopathic CME is automatically reported to the AOA. Learn what you need to do to report CME from other sources.

CME Policy Updates

The new standards eliminate the requirement for specialty-specific CME. Each individual certifying board has set its own CME standards for osteopathic continuous certification. In addition, 120 hours of CME per cycle is now required for diplomates holding non-time-limited certification.

Also, changes were made to the types of CME credit awarded for specific activities. CME will now be awarded for:

  • Residency and fellowship
  • Exams taken for the purpose of initial board certification
  • Unlimited hours of standardized life support classes

From the CME Guide:

Reporting CME

Reporting of osteopathic CME credit is the responsibility of the accredited AOA Category 1 sponsor. The AOA will not accept credits for such activities directly from a physician. AOA Category 1 CME sponsors have 90 days after the program to submit CME credits.

You will need to report CME earned from an ACCME-accredited provider for AMA PRA Category 1 Credit™ or AAFP CME programs. A certificate of attendance must be provided to the AOA Department of Client and Member Services at crc@osteopathic.org indicating the total number of hours attended. Transcripts from other institutions, such as hospitals, CME trackers, etc., will also be accepted if it contains the total number of hours. All submissions should include your name and AOA ID number.

CME Questions

Visit the AOA’s CME search for a listing of upcoming live CME and on demand programs. AOA members may also view their CME Activity Report online. See CME Reporting Forms to report CME Activities not automatically reported by AOA-accredited CME sponsors and for special CME requests.

Contact the AOA Department of Client and Member Services at (888) 62-MYAOA (888-626-9262) or crc@osteopathic.org with questions about CME programs, ways to receive credit or questions about a physician’s status, or see the list of Frequently Asked Questions (FAQs).

The Bureau of Osteopathic Specialists of the American Osteopathic Association (BOS) maintains the right to update this guide as needed. The BOS reserves the right to evaluate all programs and activities on an individual basis to determine the amount of credit granted at its discretion. Physicians are responsible for keeping abreast of the rules and regulations of CME.

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CME Proration

2019-21 CME GUIDE

CME Guide outlines prorated requirements for initial and reactivated certification

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

CME Policy Updates

The new standards eliminate the requirement for specialty-specific CME. Each individual certifying board has set its own CME standards for osteopathic continuous certification. In addition, 120 hours of CME per cycle is now required for diplomates holding non-time-limited certification.

Also, changes were made to the types of CME credit awarded for specific activities. CME will now be awarded for:

  • Residency and fellowship
  • Exams taken for the purpose of initial board certification
  • Unlimited hours of standardized life support classes

From the CME Guide:

If it’s your first time being board certified, your CME requirement will be prorated based on the date of certification for the current AOA CME cycle only 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

 
If you reactivated an expired or inactive certification, your 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

 

Note 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. Prorations apply to each CME requirement, such as total and category-specific.

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CME Exemptions/Reductions

2019-21 CME GUIDE

CME Guide outlines circumstances under which CME requirements are waived or reduced

Exempted diplomates include physicians who are retired or active duty members of the military.

CME Policy Updates

The new standards eliminate the requirement for specialty-specific CME. Each individual certifying board has set its own CME standards for osteopathic continuous certification. In addition, 120 hours of CME per cycle is now required for diplomates holding non-time-limited certification.

Also, changes were made to the types of CME credit awarded for specific activities. CME will now be awarded for:

  • Residency and fellowship
  • Exams taken for the purpose of initial board certification
  • Unlimited hours of standardized life support classes

From the CME Guide:

AOA exemptions or reductions in the number of required credits for certification do not affect individual state CME licensing requirements. The Bureau of Osteopathic Specialists (BOS) will grant no reductions of CME credit hours without due cause unless policy advises otherwise.

Below is a listing of common situations that may result in a reduction or waiver of the Lifelong Learning/CME requirement for OCC. For situations other than those listed below, please contact your AOA specialty certifying board.

  • Diplomates who place their certification into official “retired” status will not have a Lifelong Learning/CME requirement. Certificates returned to “active” status from “retired” status will have a pro-rated requirement.
  • Physicians working outside the geographical boundaries of the United States and Canada. To qualify, a diplomate must be out of the country for at least six continuous months and provide documentation from an employer or volunteer/missionary work with dates of service. Physicians may receive a 1/3 reduction in each requirement for six to 12 months of service and 50% reduction in each requirement for one to three years of service.
  • Physicians who have received permanent full medical disabled status with no intention to return to work. Disabled physicians who decide to return to practice must meet a pro-rated requirement.
  • Physicians who have received temporary medical disability but anticipate returning to work may receive a 1/3 reduction in each requirement for up to 12 months of illness, a 2/3 reduction in each requirement for 13-24 months of illness and 100% waiver in each requirement for 25-36 months of illness.
  • Diplotmates who take maternity/paternity leave during the CME cycle may receive a 25% reduction in each requirement.

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DOs in the Military: Reductions/Waivers

The BOS is aware of the difficulty physicians in the military have in acquiring osteopathic CME. If a military physician (career military personnel, including Veterans Administration and U.S. Public Health Service) is deficient at the end of the CME cycle, a waiver of the remaining requirement may be granted.

Any physician, other than career military personnel, who is called to active duty, emergency need duty, military operation or placed on stand-by may request a reduction of 1/6 of all requirements for every six months of qualifying service. Military physicians assigned outside their specialty also may request a reduction of 1/6 of all requirements for every six months of qualifying service. Military orders, including anticipated length of service (or final length of service if at the conclusion of service) are required to qualify for this reduction.

Extenuating Circumstances

In the event diplomates face circumstances that prevent them from obtaining sufficient credit, they are urged to contact the AOA Department of Client and Member Services at (888) 62-MYAOA (888-626-9262) or crc@osteopathic.org, as they may qualify for a reduction in the requirements.

Changes in a physician’s practice status at the beginning of the CME cycle may reduce his or her AOA CME requirement.

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Types of CME Credit

2019-21 CME GUIDE

CME Guide outlines 4 categories of credit

Learn about requirements and processes for earning AOA continuing medical education.

CME Policy Updates

The new standards eliminate the requirement for specialty-specific CME. Each individual certifying board has set its own CME standards for osteopathic continuous certification. In addition, 120 hours of CME per cycle is now required for diplomates holding non-time-limited certification.

Also, changes were made to the types of CME credit awarded for specific activities. CME will now be awarded for:

  • Residency and fellowship
  • Exams taken for the purpose of initial board certification
  • Unlimited hours of standardized life support classes

From the CME Guide:

The AOA assigns CME credit to four categories: 1-A, 1-B, 2-A and 2-B. Category 1 is typically osteopathic CME and Category 2 denotes allopathic CME. Category A is usually live activities while Category B is not (with a few exceptions). Select an option below to view details for each category.

Non-qualifying activities

  • Volunteer work. The AOA applauds volunteer work, but such work does not qualify for CME credit.
  • Medical facility tours do not qualify for CME credit.
  • Health care committee and departmental meetings. Such meetings do not count for CME credit unless they fall under the activities listed in “Committee and Hospital Staff Work.”
  • Osteopathic state licensing board participation
  • Inspections
  • Physician administrative training
  • Quality Assessment Programs. While participation in Quality Assessment Programs does not qualify for CME credit, participation in Quality Improvement and Quality Assessment Programs may count for OCC Component 4 credit through the Quality Improvement Activity Attestation.
  • Observation at medical centers
  • Medical economics courses

Category 1-A

AOA Category 1-A credits will be granted to attendees for formal educational programs designed to enhance clinical competence and improve patient care. These programs must be sponsored by an AOA accredited Category 1 CME sponsor and are limited to:

Formal Osteopathic CME

Consists of formal face-to-face programs or interactive online programs sponsored by AOA-accredited Category 1 CME sponsors. Credit is granted on an hour-for-hour basis.

Osteopathic Medical Teaching

Credit is granted on an hour-for-hour basis. Methods of this education are limited to:

  • Formal delivery of medical education lectures in osteopathic and allopathic medical colleges.
  • Formal delivery of medical education lectures at specialty and divisional society conferences.
  • Formal delivery of medical education to students, interns, residents, fellows and staff.

Teaching credit must be verified by the CME Department of the medical college, sponsoring hospital or sponsor. CME credits will not be awarded for preparation of lectures.

Interactive CME on the Internet

Physicians who participate in the synchronous or asynchronous delivery of interactive internet CME provided by an AOA-accredited Category 1 CME sponsor are eligible to receive Category 1-A credit.

  • If delivery of content is asynchronous, instructor responses to participant questions must be received within 48 hours to qualify for Category 1-A credit.
  • Synchronous or asynchronous, interactive internet CME from AMA PRA Category 1 ™ or AAFP-accredited sponsors will count as Category 2-A.

Standardized Life Support Courses

The following standardized life support CME courses are eligible for Category 1-A credit.

  • Advanced Trauma Life Support
  • Advanced Cardiac Life Support
  • Basic Life Support
  • Pediatric Advanced Life Support (AHA) or Advanced Pediatric Life Support (AAP)
  • Neonatal Advanced Life Support
  • Advanced Life Support in Obstetrics
  • Adult Fundamentals of Critical Care Support
  • Pediatric Fundamentals of Critical Care Life Support
  • Advanced HAZMAT Life Support
  • Advanced Burn Life Support
  • Basic Disaster Life Support
  • Advanced Disaster Life Support

Online standardized courses will be awarded CME credit for the practical part only.

Grand Rounds

Grand rounds must be conducted by an AOA-accredited Category 1 CME sponsor to receive Category 1-A CME credit on an hour-for-hour basis. All non-osteopathic grand rounds will receive Category 1-B CME credit.

Oral/Practical Examinations for AOA Certifying Boards

Physicians who administer oral and/or practical examination for an AOA specialty certifying board are eligible to receive Category 1-A credit on an hour-for-hour basis.

Standardized Federal Aviation Courses

The following standardized CME programs sponsored by the Federal Aviation Administration, the United States Armed Services or the Civil Aeronautic Institute are eligible for Category 1-A credit on an hour-for-hour basis.

  • Aviation Medicine
  • Flight Surgeon Primary Course
  • Cardiology Themed Seminars
  • Neurological Themed Seminars
  • Basic Standardized Seminars
  • All federally -mandated medical courses

In addition, all standardized CME courses offered for the purpose of maintaining an aeromedical examiner designation are eligible for Category 1-A.

Federal Programs

AOA Category 1-A credit will be awarded for formal CME programs to participants who are on active duty or employed by a uniformed service. Category 1-B will be awarded to all other federal CME activities.

Judging Osteopathic Clinical Case Presentations and Research Poster Presentations

Physicians serving as formal judges for osteopathic clinical case presentations and research poster presentations at a formal CME function implemented by an AOA-accredited sponsor will be awarded AOA Category 1-A credits. This credit is granted on an hour-for-hour basis. The physician may earn up to a maximum of 10 credits per AOA 3-year CME cycle.

Clinical Case Presentations and Research Poster Presentation

Physicians who are the primary author in preparing and presenting a clinical case or research poster presentation at a formal CME function implemented by an AOA-accredited sponsor will be awarded AOA Category 1-A credits. The physician will receive 5 CME credits per presentation.

Category 1-B

AOA Category 1-B credits will be granted to individuals who complete the following activities:

GME Faculty/Preceptors

Physicians serving as preceptors/GME faculty in any AOA-approved osteopathic or ACGME-accredited graduate medical education program may be granted Category 1-B credit on an hour-for-hour basis.

A maximum of 20% of the required CME credits per 3-year AOA CME cycle may be earned for this activity.

No credit is available for preceptoring physician assistants or nurse practitioners.

Non-Interactive CME on the Internet

Physicians who complete on-demand audio and video programs on the Internet provided by an AOA-accredited Category 1 CME sponsor are eligible to receive Category 1-B credit.

Category 2-B credit will also be awarded to journal-type CME on the Internet that is produced by an AOA-accredited sponsor, ACCME accredited provider for AMA PRA Category 1 ™, or approved by the AAFP. These courses are essentially static, textbook type programs that may have hypertext jumps to help the reader pursue specific information.

Journal Reading

Physicians can earn two credit hours of AOA Category 1-B credit for each issue of The Journal of the American Osteopathic Association (JAOA) read and passing of the respective CME quiz with a minimum grade of 70%.

Non-members who forward hard copies of completed quizzes to the AOA will be charged a fee per JAOA quiz for staff time to grade, record and provide a letter to the sender as documentation of applicable CME. In addition, non-members have the capability of completing the quizzes online by visiting AOA Online Learning.

Reading of all other osteopathic medical journals indexed in PubMed qualifies for AOA Category 1-B credit, and reading of all other medical journals qualifies for AOA Category 2-B credit and is awarded one-half hour of CME credit for each journal read and reported on the form. Reading of journals indexed in PubMed and other types of home study CME have a combined maximum of 20 CME per 3-year AOA CME cycle.

Grand Rounds

Grand rounds that occur at an organization not recognized as an AOA-accredited Category 1 CME sponsor will be considered for AOA Category 1-B credit on an hour-for-hour basis.

Primary/Subspecialty/CAQ Certification Examination

Physicians will receive 15 Category 1-B CME credits for each primary, subspecialty or certificate of added qualifications exam they pass.

OCC Component 3 Examination/Process

Physicians who pass an OCC examination or complete the OCC Component 3 process in any specialty, subspecialty, or certificate of added qualifications will receive 15 Category 1-B CME credits for completing Component 3 per 3-year AOA CME cycle.

Residency/Fellowship Training

Physicians who complete formal training as a resident or fellow in an AOA-accredited or ACGME-accredited training program may receive 20 credits of AOA Category 1-B credit per year.

Postgraduate Studies

Physicians who earn an advanced degree, such as a master’s in public health, business administration or doctorate studies of any kind, may receive 25 credits of AOA Category 1-B credit.

Examination Construction and Job Task Analyses

Physicians may receive credit for their participation in the following areas:

  • Exam Construction – Committee Work: Attend meetings or seminars of an AOA specialty certifying board or conjoint committee, an AOA practice affiliate’s postgraduate in-service examination committee, or at a meeting of the National Board of Osteopathic Medical Examiners.
  • Exam Construction – Item Writing: Write examination items accepted by an AOA specialty certifying board or conjoint committee, an AOA-accredited Category 1 provider, and/or the National Board of Osteopathic Medical Examiners.
  • Exam Construction – Clinical Case Development: Write clinical cases accepted by an AOA specialty certifying board or conjoint committee, or the National Board of Osteopathic Medical Examiners.
  • Job Task Analyses (JTAs): Participate in the development of a job task analysis for an AOA specialty certifying board or conjoint committee or response to the survey given as part of the JTA process. JTAs are essential self-assessment examinations conducted every 5-7 years as the basis for all board certification examinations.

Participation in exam development/construction and job task analyses can earn a maximum combined 50% of the required CME per 3-year AOA CME cycle

Publications

Physicians who develop and publish scientific papers and online osteopathic educational programs may receive 10 AOA Category 1-B credit per article published.

Federal Programs

AOA Category 1-B credit will be awarded for formal CME programs to participants who are not on active duty or employed by a uniformed service.

Committee and Hospital Staff Work

Category 1-B will be granted to physicians who educate and participate in patient care in non-administrative hospital department staff activities to include care based committees, such as critical care committee, utilization review, pharmacy and therapeutics, patient safety, tumor board, morbidity and mortality, or any other patient care oriented committee designed to improve patient care. A maximum of 5 CME can be earned per 3-year AOA CME cycle.

Non-Osteopathic CME Programs

The Bureau of Osteopathic Specialists may recognize non-osteopathic specialty or subspecialty programs that would otherwise qualify as Category 2-A credit for Category 1-B credit, when there is essentially no equivalent course content available within the osteopathic profession. Credit for such programs will be applied to all physicians in that specialty or subspecialty who participate in the course.

The course must consist of at least 3 credit hours and be provided by a provider accredited by the ACCME for AMA PRA Category 1 Credit™ or the AAFP, or an internationally known sponsor acceptable to the BOS.

To request consideration of a non-osteopathic course for Category 1-B credit, the physician must write to the AOA Headquarters in Chicago and provide the following:

The applicant should be aware that this request will be forwarded to the specialty affiliate to verify that similar programs and/or lectures have not been or are not being offered by an AOA-accredited CME provider.

The AOA performs reviews of non-osteopathic courses as a member service. Nonmembers may request AOA Category 1-B credit for non-osteopathic sponsored CME programs by following the same procedure outline, along with payment of a fee for each program submitted for review.

Category 2-A

AOA Category 2-A credits will be granted to individuals who complete the following activities:

Formal Educational Programs (non-osteopathic)

Consists of formal educational programs that are sponsored by an ACCME accredited provider for AMA PRA Category 1 Credit™; approved by the American Academy of Family Physicians (AAFP); approved by an internationally known sponsor acceptable to the BOS; or an AOA-accredited Category 1 CME Sponsor that does not meet the faculty/hours requirement for Category 1-A credit. Credit is granted on an hour-for-hour basis.

Interactive CME on the Internet

Physicians who participate in live online programs provided by an AMA PRA Category 1 ™ or AAFP-accredited sponsor are eligible to receive Category 2-A credit.

Judging Clinical Case Presentations and Research Poster Presentations (non-osteopathic)

Physicians serving as formal judges for clinical case presentations and research poster presentations at a formal CME function will be awarded AOA Category 2-A credits. This credit is granted on an hour-for-hour basis up to a maximum of 10 CME credits per AOA 3-year CME cycle.

Clinical Case Presentations and Research Poster Presentation (non-osteopathic)

Physicians who are the primary author in preparing and presenting a clinical case or research poster presentation at a formal CME function will be awarded AOA Category 2-A credits. The physician will receive 5 CME credits per presentation.

Category 2-B

Category 2-B credit shall be awarded for the following:

  • Home study courses: Viewing non-osteopathic medical video, audio or online CME courses.
  • Journal reading: Reading of all medical journals (other than the JAOA and osteopathic journals indexed in PubMed) is awarded one-half CME credit for each journal read.
  • Textbook reading: Physicians may receive 5 CME credits for each medical textbook they read.
  • Non-interactive CME on the Internet: Physicians who complete journal-type CME on the Internet that is produced by an AOA-accredited sponsor, ACCME accredited provider for AMA PRA Category 1 ™, or approved by the AAFP. These courses are essentially static, textbook type programs. They may have hypertext jumps to help the reader pursue specific information.
  • American Board of Medical Specialties (ABMS) examinations: Participation in maintenance of certification or examinations for certificate(s) of added qualification sponsored by ABMS. Credit for this activity is limited to 15 CME credit per CME cycle.
  • Scientific exhibits: The preparation and presentation of scientific exhibits at a county, regional, state, or national professional meeting. These presentations and/or preparations are limited to 10 credits per scientific exhibit.

Criteria for Category 1-A and 2-A Presenters

CME presenters must be appropriately credentialed to give Category 1-A or 2-A CME. Those who are currently AOA or ABMS board certification are automatically qualified to be Category 1-A or 2-A lecturers within their area of certification.

The BOS recognizes other individuals without AOA or ABMS board certification may be qualified to give Category 1-A or 2-A CME, such as physician experts without board certification, international medical faculty, licensed psychologists, physical therapists, etc. CME lectures may also qualify for Category 1-A or 2-A credit if presented by an individual who has been properly credentialed by the Office of the Vice President of Certifying Board Services to present Category 1-A or 2-A CME. For a lecturer to become appropriately credentialed, the CME sponsor must submit an application form demonstrating the applicant presenter’s competence, including a CV. The credential will be good for the remainder of the 3-year CME cycle.

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CME Requirements

2019-21 CME GUIDE

CME Guide outlines requirements for 2019-21 reporting cycle

Physicians should consult their specialty boards to learn about CME requirements for maintaining board certification.

CME Policy Updates

The new standards eliminate the requirement for specialty-specific CME. Each individual certifying board has set its own CME standards for osteopathic continuous certification. In addition, 120 hours of CME per cycle is now required for diplomates holding non-time-limited certification.

Also, changes were made to the types of CME credit awarded for specific activities. CME will now be awarded for:

  • Residency and fellowship
  • Exams taken for the purpose of initial board certification
  • Unlimited hours of standardized life support classes

From the CME Guide

Effective Jan. 1, 2013, all American Osteopathic Association specialty certifying boards implemented a continuous certification process for osteopathic physicians, called “Osteopathic Continuous Certification (OCC).” This “AOA CME Guide for Osteopathic Physicians” is intended to outline the requirements for OCC Component 2: Lifelong Learning/Continuing Medical Education (CME), and the activities that may serve to meet those requirements. These requirements are required of all physicians who hold osteopathic board certification through the AOA and its 18 specialty certifying boards (also known as diplomates).

  • Time-Limited Diplomates certified by the AOA are required to meet specified CME credit hour requirements for the 2019-2021 CME cycle as part of OCC Component 2. The number of CME credits required is set by each specialty certifying board. Physicians entering the program mid-cycle will have their credit requirements prorated. Physicians’ CME activity reports will outline their total CME requirement and the amount of credits required in Categories 1 and 2. Diplomates who hold time-limited certifications must complete the Lifelong Learning/CME requirement in addition to the other components of OCC.
  • For the 2019-2021 AOA CME cycle, all Non-Time-Limited Diplomates will be required to complete 120 total CME regardless of specialty. For those non-time-limited diplomates who choose to voluntarily participate in OCC, due to the increased physician engagement of continuous certification, the reduced requirements will apply.
  • AOA specialty certifying boards will no longer require diplomates to obtain specialty-specific CME during the 2019-2021 CME cycle. All faculty of Category 1-A and Category 2-A CME must be board certified by an AOA or ABMS board or have been appropriately credentialed to qualify as Category 1-A or 2-A.

 

CME Requirements by Specialty Certifying Board per 3-Year AOA Cycle
Specialty board Total requirement Category 1-A and/or 1-B requirement Category 2-A and/or 2-B (AMA PRA ™) requirement Special notes
Anesthesiology (AOBA) 75 credits of CME 18 credits must be AOA Category 1-A CME No specific requirement
Dermatology (AOBD) 60 credits of CME 15 credits must be AOA Category 1-A CME No specific requirement A maximum of 8 CME credits will be granted for serving as a preceptor
Emergency medicine (AOBEM) 150 credits of CME No specific requirement No specific requirement
Family practice (AOBFP) 150 credits of CME 75 credits must be AOA Category 1 CME. Of that, 25 hours must be AOA Category 1-A CME. Maximum 75 credits can count towards the total
Internal medicine (AOBIM) 60 credits of CME No specific requirement No specific requirement
Neurology & psychiatry (AOBNP) 75 credits of CME 18 credits must be AOA Category 1-A CME No specific requirement 18 of the required 75 CME will be waived if a physician attends an American College of Osteopathic Neurologists and Psychiatrists (ACONP) annual or mid-year conference
Neuromusculoskeletal medicine (AOBNMM) 60 credits of CME 30 credits must be AOA Category 1-A CME No specific requirement
Nuclear medicine (AOBNM) 60 credits of CME No specific requirement No specific requirement
Obstetrics & gynecology (AOBOG) 60 credits of CME No specific requirement No specific requirement
Ophthalmology & otolaryngology (AOBOO) 60 credits of CME No specific requirement No specific requirement
Orthopedic surgery (AOBOS) 60 credits of CME 15 credits must be AOA Category 1-A CME No specific requirement
Pathology (AOBPa) 60 credits of CME No specific requirement No specific requirement If a diplomate holds certification in both Anatomic Pathology and Laboratory Medicine, the total requirement is still 60 credits
Pediatrics (AOBP) 60 credits of CME 15 credits must be AOA Category 1-A CME No specific requirement
Physical medicine & rehabilitation (AOBPMR) 60 credits of CME No specific requirement No specific requirement
Preventive medicine (AOBPM) 60 credits of CME No specific requirement No specific requirement
Proctology (AOBPr) 120 credits of CME No specific requirement No specific requirement
Radiology (AOBR) 60 credits of CME 10 credits must be AOA Category 1-A CME No specific requirement
Surgery (AOBS) 60 credits of CME No specific requirement No specific requirement