Lifelong Learning

Evolving With Advances in the Field

How much has changed in PM&R since you finished your residency? For physiatrists, it depends on how long it’s been since graduation.

Lifelong Learning focuses on helping you bridge the gap between residency knowledge and what you need to know to provide the highest quality care in your practice today. With a combination of Continuing Medical Education (CME) and Self-Assessment (SA) credits, Lifelong Learning helps keep you on track and learning throughout your career.

Lifelong Learning: Two Parts

The Lifelong Learning requirement of ABPMR CC comprises two parts: Category 1 Continuing Medical Education (CME) and Self-Assessment CME.

Category 1 CME Credits

Complete and post an average of 30 Category 1 CME Credits per year of certification. At least 50% of these credits should be related to the practice of physical medicine and rehabilitation (for PM&R certificates) or to your subspecialty area (for subspecialty certificates).

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Complete and post an average of 8 CME credits related to a self-assessment activity per year of certification. (If your current certificate was issued prior to 2012, you complete a total of four self-assessments over your 10-year cycle.

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What's Your CME and SA Status?

Wondering if you're on track for completing your 5- or 10-year requirements to maintain your certification? Don't know whether you've entered the CME credits you've earned over the last year?

The best way to see what you’ve done and what you have left to do is to check your Certification Dashboard.

First, log in to your profile. When you click on "Certification Dashboard," you'll see a timeline displaying your requirements and how many credits remain for the current five-year period. From here, you can enter any missing CME credits as well.

Questions? Call the Certification Services team at 507-282-1776. We're here to help!