Certification, MOC, Licensure

Earn Online CME: Anytime/Anywhere Convenience

The California Society of Addiction Medicine offers high-quality, evidence-based Continuing Medical Education (CME) to enable physicians and other health professionals to improve the treatment of patients with substance use disorders (SUDs). CSAM courses draw upon the latest research and clinical advances in the scientific and medical communities and feature top experts in the field.

Click here to review CSAM’s online educational offerings. If you are new to the Education Center, create an account to access courses and track your progress.

Addiction Medicine Certification

In March 2016, the American Board of Medical Specialties (ABMS) announced the recognition of addiction medicine as a new subspecialty under the American Board of Preventive Medicine (ABPM). ABPM administers the board exam for Addiction Medicine (ADM).

Physicians who have a primary ABMS board (including current addiction medicine specialists with a primary ABMS board certification) may apply to take the exam to become or continue to be an addiction medicine specialist; however, this pathway will expire in 2025.

Upon expiration of the practice-based pathway, a one-year fellowship will be required to become an addiction medicine specialist for those who hold a primary ABMS board certification.

The Addiction Medicine Certification Hub

Addiction Medicine Official ABMS Subspecialty Transition to Board Certification Under ABPM FAQs


How to Meet the Continuing Medical Education (CME) Requirement for Physicians & Surgeons

Learn more about the specialty of addiction medicine, information about fellowships, board exam information resources, and more.

Continuing Medical Education Standards

Cultural & Linguistic Competency and Implicit Bias

AB 241 | AB 1195