Continuing Medical Education Requirements for Transition to Continuous Certification

Diplomates must attest to meeting the subspecialty-specific continuing medical education (CME) requirements for lifelong learning activities during the time-limited period of their certificate as outlined in the table below. Only the subspecialty-specific CME credits earned between a diplomate's initial certification date and the attestation deadline are acceptable. Diplomates must attest by December 20, 2019, that all subspecialty-specific CME requirements have been met, at which time they will be transitioned to C-cert and their certification status will be listed as Certified – Meeting Requirements.

If there are questions about what topics are considered to be subspecialty specific, diplomates may use their subspecialty examination content outline as a guide for acceptable CME topics. 

UCNS reserves the right to request documentation that supports a diplomate’s CME attestation. Diplomates must provide the documentation within 30 days of the request.

Diplomates are not required to attest to or submit documentation for any non-subspecialty CME credits.

Diplomates who do not meet or attest to the subspecialty CME requirement prior to December 2, 2019 will have their certification status listed as Certified – Not Meeting Requirements until all requirements are met per the policy.

CME Transition Requirements

 Year of Initial Certification
or Recertification
Subspecialty-Specific AMA PRA Category 1 CreditsTM
Required Prior to 12/31/2019 
 2009
60
 2010 54
 2011 48
 2012
42
 2013 36
 2014 30
 2015 24
 2016 N/A
 2017 N/A
 2018 N/A
 2019 N/A


CME totals are prorated based on 60 subspecialty CME credits expected during previous 10-year certification model.

Staff Contact

Todd Bulson, Senior Manager Certification
tbulson@ucns.org
(612) 928-6067

Becky Swanson, Executive Assistant
bswanson@ucns.org
(612) 928-6050