Lifelong Learning

CME: Consistent Learning Over a Career

Continuing Medical Education (CME) is a cornerstone of the ABPMR Continuing Certification (CC) 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.

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

CME Resources

Where to Find CME Activities

Sign into your Certification Dashboard to view your current requirements and how many credits you need for your current five-year certification cycle.

Need more CME? There are several ways to find CME activities to count towards your ABPMR CC Program requirements.

ABMS Continuing Certification Directory

Browse the ABPMR board page on the American Board of Medical Specialties (ABMS) Continuing Certification Directory.

AMA PRA Category 1 Credits™

Did you know you can get CME just for recertifying? After you complete all CC requirements and recertify, you may apply for 60 AMA PRA Category 1 Credits™. Access the application here.

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)


Phone: (414) 918-3014

Assocation of American Medical Colleges (AAMC) MedEd Portal


Phone: (202) 828-0496

The American Association of Neuromuscular & Electrodiagnostic Medicine (AANEM)


Phone: (507) 288-0100

Association of Academic Physiatrists (AAP)


Phone: (410) 654-1000

American Academy of Pain Medicine (AAPM)


Phone: (847) 375-4731

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


Phone: (847) 737-6000

American Congress of Rehabilitation Medicine (ACRM)


Phone: (703) 435-5335

American Medical Association (AMA)


Phone: (312) 464-4671

American Osteopathic Association (AOA)


Phone: (800) 621-1773

American Spinal Injury Association (ASIA)


Phone: (404) 355-9772



Phone: (212) 301-6700

Mayo Clinic - CME Store


Phone: (800) 695-5200

Royal College of Physicians and Surgeons of Canada (RCPSC)


Phone: (800) 668-3740

American Academy of Hospice & Palliative Medicine


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. Sign to your account
    2. Click on "Certification Dashboard" from the Welcome Back menu
    3. Click on the CME progress bar in the ‘My Timeline’ section of your dashboard
    4. Click on the "Add New Credits" button at the top of the page
    5. Fill out the form and click "Save" or "Save and Add Another"
    6. After saving, exit either by clicking the "Return to Certification Dashboard" link in the left corner or click "Sign-out" from the Welcome Back menu
  • 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 Certification Dashboard 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
    • CME credits associated with ABPMR-approved SA activities
    Contact FlouroSafety
  • Credits Associated with Other CC Activites

    When you complete a self-assessment or quality 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 Certification Dashboard.