TraCC Part II Lifelong Learning and Self-Assessment

Between July 1 and June 30*, Diplomates are required to complete 26 AMA PRA Category I Credits which may come from any combination of addiction medicine CME activity*. 

Self-Assessment Activities (SAMs)

The American College of Academic Addiction Medicine (ACAAM) offers SAMs with journal articles that are most clinically relevant to your practice. Visit the ACAAM Addiction Medicine Education Portal for access to the SAMs.

A score of 75% or higher must be attained on the self-assessment for each article to pass that article.

One (1) CME is granted for each successfully passed SAM. These credits will count towards the requirement of 26 AMA PRA Category 1 credits™.

ACAAM Self-Assessment Modules (SAMs) Continuing Education Credits

AAAP Jointly Accredited ProviderIn support of improving patient care, this activity has been planned and implemented by the American Academy of Addiction Psychiatry and the American College of Academic Addiction Medicine. The American Academy of Addiction Psychiatry is jointly accredited by the Accreditation Council for Continuing Medical Education (ACCME), the Accreditation Council for Pharmacy Education (ACPE), and the American Nurses Credentialing Center (ANCC), to provide continuing education for the healthcare team.

The American Academy of Addiction Psychiatry designates this enduring material for a maximum of 85 AMA PRA Category 1 Credits™. Physicians should claim only the credit commensurate with the extent of their participation in the activity.

Continuing Medical Education (CME)

In total, Time-Limited Diplomates are required to complete at least 26 AMA PRA Category 1 Credits in addiction medicine annually*. These may be earned by completing any combination of ACAAM Addiction Medicine Education Portal SAMs, ABAM-Recommended Educational Activities, or Self-Reported CME addiction medicine activities. If you have a question about a desired external CME qualifying activity, please email us at [email protected].

All 26 AMA PRA Category I Credits must be completed by June 30 to remain in good standing and to have the ability to renew for the next cycle. You will not be eligible to renew or reinstate your certificate if your CME requirements are not completed by June 30. There is no grace period for completion of CME. 

*CME must be completed during the July-to-June cycle. Credit earned outside of the cycle will not be counted. *AOA Category 1-A and AOA Category 2-A credits are also acceptable. 

Navigating the Addiction Medicine Education Portal

Use the following resource to learn how to login to the system for the first time, review and update your profile, pay renewal fees, and verify current licensure. The handbook also outlines how to review your continuing education transcript, complete SAMs, and add self-reported activities to your profile. 

"How To" Handbook

ABAM Recognized Educational Activities

Institutions and organizations offering addiction medicine education can apply for inclusion on the ACAAM Addiction Medicine Education Portal as a recommended activity. To apply, complete the Application Form and submit with all requested attachments. If approved, courses will be recognized by ABAM, noting physicians enrolled in ABAM TraCC can apply for credits for completing the course.