All Pediatric Subspecialty certificates issued by the American Board of Urology are valid for ten years and are subject to the Lifelong Learning Program.  The expiration date of the Diplomate’s active general certificate will be extended to coincide with the expiration of the subspecialty certificate. The Diplomate will enter LLL upon successful attainment of the subspecialty certification.


The components required for Level 2 Pediatric Subspecialty recertification include submission of an online application, satisfactory peer  review,  completion  and  documenting 90 urology focused CME credits earned within the three year period prior to submission, based on the diplomates timeline. 30 of those credits must be pediatric urology-focused Category 1 CME credits.  The remaining 60 credits may be Category 1 or Category 2 general urology credits, completion of a PAP, completion of a Patient Safety Module (PSM), submission of a twelve-month practice log and a knowledge assessment.


The Diplomate who chooses to maintain certification in the subspecialty of pediatric urology will be held to the same standard and rigor required for initial certification.  Practice logs of twelve months in length must demonstrate that a minimum of 75% of the candidate’s practice is dedicated to pediatric urology, and/or the candidate has an adequate number of major pediatric urologic surgery cases as determined by the Board.


The Lifelong Learning Pediatric Subspecialty knowledge assessment is a 125 multiple choice question assessment designed to assess knowledge of the field of pediatric urology.  The knowledge assessment will include all aspects of pediatric urology, including but not limited to: congenital abnormalities, childhood acquired urologic problems such as tumors and trauma, and overlapping problems of adolescence. 


The topics that will be covered on the 2020 PEDS Level 2 knowledge assessment are listed here.


The 2020 Lifelong Learning Pediatric Subspecialty knowledge assessment dates are October 16 and October 22.


2020 Lifelong Learning Level 2 Handbook


2020 Lifelong Learning Level 2 PEDS CME Instructions


2020 Lifelong Learning Level 2 PEDS Electronic Log Instructions


2020 Lifelong Learning Level 2 PEDS Electronic Log Template


Complications and Mortality Narrative Instructions


PearsonVUE COVID-19 Safety Measures


2020 Lifelong Learning Level 2 PEDS Application along with additional documents can be accessed via the ABU Diplomate Portal which can be found here:


The American Board of Urology (ABU) is organized to encourage study, improve standards, and promote competency in the practice of Urology. The Board evaluates candidates who are duly licensed to practice medicine, and arranges and conducts examinations for the purpose of certification, subspecialty certification, recertification, and ongoing Lifelong Learning. Certificates are conferred by the Board to candidates who successfully complete all requirements for a given certificate...

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