American Academy of Emergency Medicine


ABEM 2011 LLSA CME Activity Approved for "AMA PRA Category 1 Credit"

The “new” ABEM 2011 LLSA CME Activity is now available to Diplomates preparing to take the 2011 Lifelong Learning and Self-Assessment (LLSA) test. LLSA tests are one component necessary for maintaining certification with the American Board of Emergency Medicine (ABEM). Upon completion of the CME Activity and a passing score of 85, Diplomates will be able to earn “AMA PRA Category 1 Credit™.”

Physicians will have a choice about the organization from which they prefer to receive the CME credits, either the American Academy of Emergency Medicine (AAEM) or the American College of Emergency Physicians (ACEP). Prior to participating in the CME activity, physicians will select the organization from which they wish to receive the credits.

LLSA tests are part of ABEM’s Emergency Medicine Continuous Certification (EMCC) program, its Maintenance of Certification (MOC) process. ABEM is working to expand opportunities for Diplomates to receive CME credit for activities related to certification and maintenance of certification. ABEM President Mark T. Steele, MD, states that, “The CME credit being offered is the result of unprecedented collaboration between ABEM, AAEM and ACEP, and recognizes the educational value of the LLSA program and MOC.”

The Accreditation Council for Continuing Medical Education (ACCME) rules require that physicians must register for and complete the CME activity before taking the LLSA test, without exception.

Additional information about the ABEM 2011 LLSA CME Activity can be found on the ABEM website.