Continuing Certification Requirements

The below requirements only apply to certificants who originally certified in 2017 or 2018. Starting in 2024, a new Continuing Certification Program will be implemented. To learn more about this new program, click here.


Current certificants must complete continuous learning activities and satisfy other general Continuing Certification requirements to maintain an active certification status. 

The following outlines the required components of HMDCB’s current Continuing Certification program, which can also be found in the Continuing Certification Program Candidate Handbook.



Continuously hold a current, active, and unrestricted license to practice medicine in the United States or its territories or any province of Canada.


CME / Professional Development 

Obtain 150 points of continuous learning during the Continuing Certification cycle. Points may be earned exclusively through Continuing Medical Education (CME) or a combination of CME and Professional Activities. If using a combination, you must obtain a minimum of 108 points through CME and up to 42 points through Professional Activities

Reivew the Continuous Learning Guide to learn which points are acceptable and how to upload them. 


Online Examination

Pass a computer-based, multiple-choice examination.