AMERICAN BOARD OF SURGERY
MANDATED CME CONTENT REQUIREMENTS
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CME Requirements At-A-Glance
Renewal Cycle:
      Five-year CME cycle


Minimum CMEs:
CME Requirements Detail
Diplomates with time-limited certificates who have not yet completed their first ABS Continuous Certification Assessment must complete 150 AMA PRA Category 1 Credits™ relevant to your practice every five years, of which at least 50 must include self-assessment with a score of 75% or higher every five years.

Diplomates who have completed their first ABS Continuous Certification Assessment must complete 125 AMA PRA Category 1 Credits™ relevant to your practice every five years. *For diplomates with multiple ABS certificates, the Continuous Certification Assessment is the only requirement that must be repeated for each certificate.
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ABS Continuous Certification Requirements
Board Contact Information
American Board of Surgery Contact Information
Updated April 2020
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