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Volume 5, Issue 1

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FAQs — CME Credits

What types of CME credits are accepted for ABAI MOC?

CME credits can be earned from events and modules sponsored by accredited organizations

Diplomates need to obtain 25 hours of Allergy/Immunology credits from accredited organizations every year in order to fulfill the lifelong learning and self-assessment component of MOC. It is suggested but not required that of the 25 credits, 6 be in a self-assessment CME activity. Recognizing that state licensing and institutional requirements and in the desire to reduce redundancy in demands upon physicians, ABAI will accept up to 6 CME credits for non-self-directed state and institutional mandated CME activities (i.e., pain management, HIV, elder abuse, substance abuse.)

How do I submit proof of my CME credits?

Starting in 2015, copies of CME certificates are no longer required to be uploaded, faxed, or e-mailed to ABAI. Starting in January of 2016, diplomates will be asked to log onto their ABAI Web Portal page and attest to completing 25 hours of CME credits in the previous year. Diplomates will have a full year to complete the attestation form. Please note that for any past due CME requirements prior to 2015 ABAI still requires that diplomates submit documentation for these outstanding activities.

ABAI still offers the option to upload CME documentation to the ABAI portal if diplomates wish to use it as a place to store their continuing education records.

Will ABAI actually check all of my CME credits?

ABAI will audit the CME credits of approximately 10% of its diplomates annually. If you are selected for the audit process ABAI will request documentation of at least 25 CME credits completed in the previous calendar year.