Lifelong Learning Level 1 (year 2-5) Requirements (see table below):

Online Application

Practice Assessment Protocol (PAP) – Part A & B to be completed in the same calendar year  

Peer Review

CME - 90 hours of Urology-focused CME credits (minimum of 30 Category 1 urology focused) earned 3 years prior to the date submitted (must provide documentation)  

Patient Safety Videos (PSV) – 5 individual parts (approximately 15 – 20 minutes per video) – must provide documentation  

Professionalism and Ethics Module (PEM) – choose 1

2020 Lifelong Learning Handbook


All requirements to be completed by April 1 of the diplomates last eligible year based on the L1 timeline table, except Part B of the PAP which is due by October 1 of the same calendar year of the completion of Part A.   

A late fee of $275 will apply to requirements completed after April 1 of the diplomates last eligible year (except for Part B of the PAP due by October 1).  


All above materials can be accessed via the ABU Diplomate portal which can be found here:


Initial Certification/Recertification/Initial Subspecialty Certification Table

Certification Exam Year L1 Entry Timeframe L2 Entry (Year 7) Certificate Expiration
2015 2019-2020* 2022 2025
2016 2019-2021* 2023 2026
2017 2019-2022 2024 2027
2018 2020-2023 2025 2028
2019 2021-2024 2026 2029
2020 2022-2025 2027 2030
2021 2023-2026 2028 2031







*New policy, implemented in 2019, allows up to four years for completion of all L1 components. 


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