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Lifelong Learning

Constant Advances, Constant Learning

Continuing Medical Education (CME) is a cornerstone of the ABPMR Maintenance of Certification (MOC) Program. Completing an average of 30 Category 1 CME credits every year helps you stay current with the latest research and innovation in the field, as well as demonstrating to your patients that you are keeping up.

Visit our MOC Details page to view MOC Program requirements, for MOC Part II: CME.

For the MOC Program, the ABPMR accepts CME activities accredited by one of these organizations:

The ABPMR itself is not an accredited CME provider, but there are many organizations that provide CME activities related to PM&R and its subspecialties.

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ABPMR MOC Requirements for CME

CME Credits Required For MOC

The ABPMR MOC requirement for CME is evaluated in stages depending on when you were last certified.

Regardless, the ABPMR recommends you complete an average of 30 Category 1 CME credits annually.

Over time, this means you will complete 150 CME credits in five years, and 300 total CME credits over the course of your 10-year MOC cycle.

Wondering how you’re keeping up with the 30-credits-per-year recommendation? Login to your My MOC Status page to view your progress.

Types of CME That Count For MOC

Any activity that awards participants Category 1 CME credit can be counted toward your CME requirements for MOC.

However, keep in mind that at least half of your total CME credits should be related to the practice of physical medicine and rehabilitation (for primary certificates) or to your subspecialty area (for subspecialty certificates).

For example, if you complete and report 90 Category 1 CME credits over the course of three years, 45 or more of those credits should be related to PM&R or your subspecialty.

CME Resources

Where to Find CME Activities

There are two ways to find CME activities to count towards your ABPMR MOC Program requirements.

  • 1.

    ABMS MOC Directory

    Browse the ABPMR board page on the American Board of Medical Specialties (ABMS) MOC Directory. The ABMS MOC Directory launched in 2015 and we anticipate it will continue to grow to include more CME providers and a greater diversity of activities.

  • 2.

    Commonly Used CME Providers

    There are several AMA PRA Category 1 Credit CME providers that are most commonly used by PM&R physicians. Click on the links in the table below to browse for Category 1 activities directly on the providers’ web sites.

CME Provider Contact Information
American Academy for Cerebral Palsy & Developmental Medicine (AACPDM)

Website: https://www.aacpdm.org

Phone: (414) 918-3014

Assocation of American Medical Colleges (AAMC) MedEd Portal

Website: https://www.mededportal.org/

Phone: (202) 828-0496

The American Association of Neuromuscular & Electrodiagnostic Medicine (AANEM)

Website: http://www.aanem.org/

Phone: (507) 288-0100

Association of Academic Physiatrists (AAP)

Website: http://www.physiatry.org/

Phone: (410) 637-8300

American Academy of Pain Medicine (AAPM)

Website: http://www.painmed.org/

Phone: (847) 375-4731

American Academy of Physical Medicine and Rehabilitation (AAPM&R)

Website: http://www.aapmr.org/

Phone: (847) 737-6000

American Congress of Rehabilitation Medicine (ACRM)

Website: http://www.acrm.org/

Phone: (703) 435-5335

American Medical Association (AMA)

Website: http://www.ama-assn.org/

Phone: (312) 464-4671

American Osteopathic Association (AOA)

Website: http://www.osteopathic.org/

Phone: (800) 621-1773

American Spinal Injury Association (ASIA)

Website: http://asia-spinalinjury.org/

Phone: (404) 355-9772

Medscape

Website: http://www.medscape.org/

Phone: (212) 301-6700

Mayo Clinic - CME Store

Website: http://cmestore.mayo.edu/

Phone: (800) 695-5200

Royal College of Physicians and Surgeons of Canada (RCPSC)

Website: http://www.royalcollege.ca/

Phone: (800) 668-3740

American Academy of Hospice & Palliative Medicine

Website: http://aahpm.org/

Reporting CME

How to Report CME Credits

If you've earned CME credit, be sure the ABPMR knows about it. There are a couple ways this information is reported and recorded in our system:

  • Self-Report

    1. Login to your Physician Homepage
    2. Click on "My MOC Status"
    3. Click on one of the boxes under "CME," on the "CME" column header, or on the "CME" tab at the top of the page
    4. Click on the "Add New Credits" button at the bottom of the page
      • CME Date, Category, and Credits are required for adding data
      • CME Provider and Title/Description are optional
    5. After adding your CME credits, click on the "Submit New Credits" button
    6. To exit, either click the "My MOC Status" link in the left menu or click "Logout" in the upper bar
  • Credits Reported by Other Organizations

    In order to serve you better, the ABPMR has data sharing agreements with several PM&R-related organizations. This means that certain credits you earn with these organizations are automatically reported to the ABPMR and will appear on your My MOC Status page a few weeks after the date of completion. If you need to modify any credit information reported by outside organizations (highlighted in yellow on your CME report), please contact the organization providing the CME credit; they will make the correction and report to the ABPMR.

    See the table below for what kind of credits are reported to the ABPMR.

    Organization Credits reported to ABPMR Contact information
    American Academy of Physical Medicine and Rehabilitation (AAPM&R)
    • All CME credits for AAPM&R activities
    • SA credits earned through PM&R Journal or Archives of PM&R (2007 and 2008 only)
    • Other AAPM&R activites
      NOTE: Must be an AAPM&R member for credits to automatically transfer
    Contact the AAPM&R
    Association of Academic Physiatrists (AAP)
    • CME credits earned at the AAP Annual Meeting
    Contact the AAP
    American Association of Neuromuscular and Electrodiagnostic Medicine (AANEM)
    • CME credits associated with ABPMR-approved SA activities
    Contact the AANEM
    FlouroSafety
    • CME credits associated with ABPMR-approved SA activities
    Contact FlouroSafety
  • Credits Associated with Other MOC Activites

    When you complete a self-assessment or practice improvement project that has associated CME credits, the organization offering those activities will automatically report both the activity and the associated CME to the ABPMR. You do not have to self-report those credits. Keep in mind that every organization has a different reporting schedule, so it may take time for the credits to show up on your My MOC Status page.