CME Attestation Requirements

The first step in transitioning to continuous certification (C-cert) requires diplomates to complete a one-time attestation to meeting the subspecialty-specific continuing medical education (CME) requirements for lifelong learning activities during the time-limited period of their previous certificate term as outlined in the table below. Only subspecialty-specific CME credits earned are counted towards the CME attestation requirements. 

Diplomates who did not attest to meeting the transitional CME requirements or did not complete all MOC C-cert requirements by the end of 2020 are considered “Certified – Not meeting requirements” until the outstanding 2020 and 2021 C-cert requirements are completed, at which time the certification status will be changed to “Certified – Meeting requirements.” Diplomate certification status is updated annually to reflect their status of meeting the annual C-cert requirements necessary to maintain UCNS certification.

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Qualifying Subspecialty CME Credits

Diplomates may use their UCNS subspecialty examination content outline as a guide for acceptable CME topics. Non-subspecilaty CME credits should not be included as part of the CME attestation total.

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.

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

CME Transition Requirements

 Year of Initial Certification
or Recertification
Subspecialty-Specific AMA PRA Category 1 CreditsTM
Required if not attested prior to 2021 
 2009
66
 2010 60
 2011 54
 2012
48
 2013 42
 2014 36
 2015 30
 2016 N/A
 2017 N/A
 2018 N/A
 2019 N/A

Staff Contact

Bryan Hagerla, Continuous Certification Manager
bhagerla@ucns.org
(612) 928-6326