Level 1

Lifelong Learning

Lifelong Learning Level 1 (Year 2-5) Requirements

  • 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). NOTE: For L1 PEDS and L1 FPM-RS, the 30 Category 1 CME’s must focus on your chosen subspecialty.
  • Patient Safety Videos (PSV) – 5 individual parts (approximately 15 – 20 minutes per video) – must provide documentation
  • Professionalism and Ethics Module (PEM) – choose 1

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.

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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