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CME  Information by State
A C D F G H I K L M N O P R S T U V W
 
 
Continuing Medical Education for Licensure Reregistration
Fifty-four boards require anywhere from 12 hours (Alabama) to 50 hours (several states) of continuing medical education (CME) per year for license reregistration. Some states also mandate CME content, such as HIV/AIDS, risk management, or medical ethics. In addition, many states also require that a certain percentage of CME be Category 1 as measured, for example, through the American Medical Association Physician's Recognition Award.
 
  
Alabama
Required Number of CME
Hours per Year(s)
25 - 1yr
Average Hours per Year 25
AMA PRA Category 1™ or Equivalent AOA, AAFP or ACOG Credits 25
Certificates/Awards Accepted as 
Documentation
ABMS
 
 
Alaska
Required Number of CME
Hours per Year(s)
50 - 2yrs
Average Hours per Year 25
AMA PRA Category 1™ or Equivalent AOA, AAFP or ACOG Credits 50
Certificates/Awards Accepted as 
Documentation
AMA PRA, ABMS, GME
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Arizona
Required Number of CME
Hours per Year(s)
40 - 2yrs
Average Hours per Year 20
Certificates/Awards Accepted as 
Documentation
AMA PRA,
AMA PRA application, ABMS, GME,
   
Arizona DO: 
Required Number of CME
Hours per Year(s)
40 - 2yrs
Average Hours per Year 20
AMA PRA Category 1™ or Equivalent AOA, AAFP or ACOG Credits 12 per yr
(AOA 1-A)
Certificates Accepted as
Equivalent
AOA, ABMS, GME
 
 
Arkansas
Required Number of CME
Hours per Year(s)
20 - 1yr
Average Hours per Year 20
AMA PRA Category 1™ or Equivalent AOA, AAFP or ACOG Credits not specified
Certificates/Awards Accepted as 
Documentation
AMA PRA, AOA, GME
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California*
Required Number of CME
Hours per Year(s)
50 - 2yrs
Average Hours per Year 25
AMA PRA Category 1™ or Equivalent AOA, AAFP or ACOG Credits 50
Certificates/Awards Accepted as 
Documentation

AMA PRA application, ABMS, SMS

State-Mandated CME Content/
Additional Notes
Pain management/ geriatric medicine, end-of-life care (see notes, below)
   
California DO:   
Required Number of CME
Hours per Year(s)
150 - 3yrs
Average Hours per Year 50
AMA PRA Category 1™ or Equivalent AOA, AAFP or ACOG Credits 60 (AOA 1-A or B)
Certificates/Awards Accepted as 
Documentation
AOA*
State-Mandated CME Content/
Additional Notes
Pain management, geriatric medicine,
end-of-life care (see page 54); AOA
cert. accepted when acompanied by
AOA activity registration
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Colorado
Required Number of CME
Hours per Year(s)
None
 
 
Connecticut
Required Number of CME
Hours per Year(s)
50 - 2yrs
Average Hours per Year 25
State-Mandated CME Content/
Additional Notes
Infectious disease, risk management,
sexual assault, domestic violence,
cultural competence
 
 
Delaware
Required Number of CME
Hours per Year(s)
40 - 2yrs
Average Hours per Year 20
AMA PRA Category 1™ or Equivalent AOA, AAFP or ACOG Credits 40
Certificates/Awards Accepted as 
Documentation
AMA PRA application
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District of Columbia
Required Number of CME
Hours per Year(s)
50 - 2 yrs
Average Hours per Year 25
AMA PRA Category 1™ or Equivalent AOA, AAFP or ACOG Credits 50
Certificates Accepted as
Equivalent
AMA PRA application, AOA, GME
 
 
Florida*
Required Number of CME
Hours per Year(s)
40 - 2yrs
Average Hours per Year 20
AMA PRA Category 1™ or Equivalent AOA, AAFP or ACOG Credits 40
Certificates Accepted as
Equivalent
AMA PRA, GME
State-Mandated CME Content/
Additional Notes
See notes, below.
   
Florida DO: 
Required Number of CME
Hours per Year(s)
40 - 2yrs
Average Hours per Year 20
AMA PRA Category 1™ or Equivalent AOA, AAFP or ACOG Credits 20 (AOA 1-A)
Certificates/Awards Accepted as 
Documentation
AMA PRA application, GME
State-Mandated CME Content/
Additional Notes
See notes, below.
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Georgia
Required Number of CME
Hours per Year(s)
40 - 2yrs
Average Hours per Year 20
AMA PRA Category 1™ or Equivalent AOA, AAFP or ACOG Credits 40
Certificates/Awards Accepted as 
Documentation
AMA PRA application, AOA, GME
 
 
Guam
Required Number of CME
Hours per Year(s)
100 - 2yrs
Average Hours per Year 50
AMA PRA Category 1™ or Equivalent AOA, AAFP or ACOG Credits 25
Certificates/Awards Accepted as 
Documentation
AMA PRA application, AOA, NSS, ACEP
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Hawaii
Required Number of CME
Hours per Year(s)
40 - 2yrs
Average Hours per Year 20
AMA PRA Category 1™ or Equivalent AOA, AAFP or ACOG Credits 40
Certificates/Awards Accepted as 
Documentation
AMA PRA, AOA, SMS, NSS, GME
 
 
Idaho
Required Number of CME
Hours per Year(s)
40 - 2yrs
Average Hours per Year 20
AMA PRA Category 1™ or Equivalent AOA, AAFP or ACOG Credits 40
Certificates/Awards Accepted as 
Documentation
AMA PRA, AMA PRA application, AOA, ABMS, GME
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Illinois
Required Number of CME
Hours per Year(s)
150 - 3yrs
Average Hours per Year 50
AMA PRA Category 1™ or Equivalent AOA, AAFP or ACOG Credits 60
Certificates/Awards Accepted as 
Documentation
AMA PRA, SMS, NSS, GME
State-Mandated CME Content/
Additional Notes
SMS, NSS if ACCME-accredited
   
 
 
Indiana
Required Number of CME
Hours per Year(s)
None
 
 
Iowa
Required Number of CME
Hours per Year(s)
40 - 2yrs
Average Hours per Year 20
AMA PRA Category 1™ or Equivalent AOA, AAFP or ACOG Credits 40
Certificates/Awards Accepted as 
Documentation
AMA PRA, ABMS (cert and recert), GME
State-Mandated CME Content/
Additional Notes
Training for identifying and reporting
abuse required every 5 yrs for EM,
FM, IM, GP, OB/GYN, and Psych, and
others who regularly provide primary care to children and adults
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Kansas
Required Number of CME
Hours per Year(s)
50 - 1yr
Average Hours per Year 50
AMA PRA Category 1™ or Equivalent AOA, AAFP or ACOG Credits 20
Certificates/Awards Accepted as 
Documentation
AMA PRA, AMA PRA application, AOA, ABMS, SMS, GME
 
 
Kentucky
Required Number of CME
Hours per Year(s)
60 - 3yrs
Average Hours per Year 20
AMA PRA Category 1™ or Equivalent AOA, AAFP or ACOG Credits 30
Certificates/Awards Accepted as 
Documentation
AMA PRA, AOA, NSS, GME
State-Mandated CME Content/
Additional Notes
One time domestic violence course for primary care physicians; 2 credits
HIV/AIDS every 10 yrs; course must
be KY-approved
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Louisiana
Required Number of CME
Hours per Year(s)
20 - 1yr
Average Hours per Year 20
AMA PRA Category 1™ or Equivalent AOA, AAFP or ACOG Credits 20
Certificates/Awards Accepted as 
Documentation
AMA PRA
State-Mandated CME Content/
Additional Notes
One-time board orientation course
 
 
Maine
Required Number of CME
Hours per Year(s)
100 - 2yrs
Average Hours per Year 50
AMA PRA Category 1™ or Equivalent AOA, AAFP or ACOG Credits 40
Certificates/Awards Accepted as 
Documentation
AMA PRA, AMA PRA application, ABMS, SMS, GME
   
Maine DO:  
Required Number of CME
Hours per Year(s)
100 - 2yrs
Average Hours per Year 50
AMA PRA Category 1™ or Equivalent AOA, AAFP or ACOG Credits 40 (AOA 1-A or B)
State-Mandated CME Content/
Additional Notes
Specialists may obtain other than
AOA Category 1 credits
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Maryland*
Required Number of CME
Hours per Year(s)
50 - 2yrs
Average Hours per Year 25
AMA PRA Category 1™ or Equivalent AOA, AAFP or ACOG Credits 50
AMA PRA Category 1™ or Equivalent AOA, AAFP or ACOG Credits AMA PRA application, ABMS
State-Mandated CME Content/
Additional Notes
Partial credit for ABMS
 
 
Massachusetts
Required Number of CME
Hours per Year(s)
100 - 2yrs
Average Hours per Year 50
AMA PRA Category 1™ or Equivalent AOA, AAFP or ACOG Credits 40 (AOA 1-A for DOs)
Certificates/Awards Accepted as 
Documentation
AMA PRA, AMA PRA application, ABMS, SMS
State-Mandated CME Content/
Additional Notes
Study board requirements; risk management
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Michigan
Required Number of CME
Hours per Year(s)
150 - 3yrs
Average Hours per Year 50
AMA PRA Category 1™ or Equivalent AOA, AAFP or ACOG Credits 75
   
Michigan DO:  
Required Number of CME
Hours per Year(s)
150 - 3yrs
Average Hours per Year 50
AMA PRA Category 1™ or Equivalent AOA, AAFP or ACOG Credits 60 (AOA 1-A or B)
AMA PRA Category 1™ or Equivalent AOA, AAFP or ACOG Credits ABMS, GME
 
 
Minnesota
Required Number of CME
Hours per Year(s)
75 - 3yrs
Average Hours per Year 25
AMA PRA Category 1™ or Equivalent AOA, AAFP or ACOG Credits 75
Certificates/Awards Accepted as 
Documentation
AMA PRA, ABMS, MOCOMP,
State-Mandated CME Content/
Additional Notes
ABMS cert/recert accepted
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Mississippi
Required Number of CME
Hours per Year(s)
40 - 2yrs
Average Hours per Year 20
AMA PRA Category 1™ or Equivalent AOA, AAFP or ACOG Credits 40 (DOs: AOA 1-A)
Certificates/Awards Accepted as 
Documentation
AMA PRA application, ABMS*, GME
State-Mandated CME Content/
Additional Notes
Initial certification only (not renewal)
 
 
Missouri
Required Number of CME
Hours per Year(s)
50 - 2yrs
Average Hours per Year 25
AMA PRA Category 1™ or Equivalent AOA, AAFP or ACOG Credits 50
Certificates/Awards Accepted as 
Documentation
ABMS, GME
State-Mandated CME Content/
Additional Notes
See note, below
 
 
Montana
Required Number of CME
Hours per Year(s)
None
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Nebraska
Required Number of CME
Hours per Year(s)
50 - 2yrs
Average Hours per Year 25
AMA PRA Category 1™ or Equivalent AOA, AAFP or ACOG Credits 50
Certificates/Awards Accepted as 
Documentation
AMA PRA, AOA
 
 
Nevada
Required Number of CME
Hours per Year(s)
40 - 2yrs
Average Hours per Year 20
AMA PRA Category 1™ or Equivalent AOA, AAFP or ACOG Credits 40
Certificates/Awards Accepted as 
Documentation
AMA PRA application, GME
State-Mandated CME Content/
Additional Notes
Ethics (2 credits), 20 credits in
specialty; other 18 credits can be
any in Category 1; 4 credits in WMD/
bioterrorism (new applicants only)
   
Nevada DO:
Required Number of CME
Hours per Year(s)
35 - 1 yr
Average Hours per Year 35
AMA PRA Category 1™ or Equivalent AOA, AAFP or ACOG Credits 10 (AOA 1-A)
Certificates Accepted as Equivalent AMA PRA application, AOA, ABMS
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New Hampshire
Required Number of CME
Hours per Year(s)
100 - 2yrs
Average Hours per Year 50
AMA PRA Category 1™ or Equivalent AOA, AAFP or ACOG Credits 60
Certificates/Awards Accepted as 
Documentation
AMA PRA, ABMS, GME
State-Mandated CME Content/
Additional Notes
Credits reported to NH Med Society
 
 
New Jersey*
Required Number of CME
Hours per Year(s)
100 - 2yrs
AMA/AOA/AAFP/ACOG Category 1 Hours Required 50
AMA PRA Category 1™ or Equivalent AOA, AAFP or ACOG Credits 40
Certificates/Awards Accepted as 
Documentation
GME
State-mandated CME Content/Additional Notes Cultural competence
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New Mexico
Required Number of CME
Hours per Year(s)
75 - 3yrs
Average Hours per Year 25
AMA PRA Category 1™ or Equivalent AOA, AAFP or ACOG Credits 75
Certificates/Awards Accepted as 
Documentation
AMA PRA, ABMS, GME
   
New Mexico DO:  
Required Number of CME
Hours per Year(s)
75 - 3 yrs
Average Hours per Year 25
AMA PRA Category 1™ or Equivalent AOA, AAFP or ACOG Credits 75
Certificates/Awards Accepted as 
Documentation
AMA PRA, ABMS, USMLE
State-Mandated CME Content/
Additional Notes
Active membership in AOA may replace 75 CME credits
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New York
Required Number of CME
Hours per Year(s)
None
State-Mandated CME Content/
Additional Notes
Infection control,
child abuse
 
 
North Carolina
Required Number of CME
Hours per Year(s)
150 - 3 yrs
Average Hours per Year 50
AMA PRA Category 1™ or Equivalent AOA, AAFP or ACOG Credits 60
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North Dakota
Required Number of CME
Hours per Year(s)
60 - 3yrs
Average Hours per Year 20
AMA PRA Category 1™ or Equivalent AOA, AAFP or ACOG Credits 60
Certificates/Awards Accepted as 
Documentation
AMA PRA, AMA PRA application, ABMS, MOCOMP
 
 
Ohio
Required Number of CME
Hours per Year(s)
100 - 2yrs
Average Hours per Year 50
AMA PRA Category 1™ or Equivalent AOA, AAFP or ACOG Credits 40 (DOs: AOA 1-A or B)
Certificates/Awards Accepted as 
Documentation
AMA PRA application, AOA
State-Mandated CME Content/
Additional Notes
CME must be OSMA/OOA-certified
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Oklahoma
Required Number of CME
Hours per Year(s)
60 - 3yrs
Average Hours per Year 20
AMA PRA Category 1™ or Equivalent AOA, AAFP or ACOG Credits 60
Certificates/Awards Accepted as 
Documentation
AMA PRA, ABMS, GME
State-Mandated CME Content/
Additional Notes
50 hrs for each yr of GME
   
Oklahoma DO:
Required Number of CME
Hours per Year(s)
16 - 1yr
Average Hours per Year 16
AMA PRA Category 1™ or Equivalent AOA, AAFP or ACOG Credits 16 (AOA 1-A or B)
State-Mandated CME Content/
Additional Notes
1 credit on prescribing controlled substances (every 2 yrs)
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Oregon
Required Number of CME
Hours per Year(s)
60 - 2 yrs
Average Hours per Year 60
AMA PRA Category 1™ or Equivalent AOA, AAFP or ACOG Credits 30
   
 
 
Pennsylvania
Required Number of CME
Hours per Year(s)
100 - 2yrs
Average Hours per Year 50
AMA PRA Category 1™ or Equivalent AOA, AAFP or ACOG Credits 20
Certificates/Awards Accepted as 
Documentation
SMS, GME
State-Mandated CME Content/
Additional Notes
12 credits risk management or
patient safety
   
Pennsylvania DO:  
Required Number of CME
Hours per Year(s)
100 - 2yrs
Average Hours per Year 50
AMA PRA Category 1™ or Equivalent AOA, AAFP or ACOG Credits 20 (AOA 1-A)
Certificates/Awards Accepted as 
Documentation
SMS, GME
State-Mandated CME Content/
Additional Notes
12 credits risk management or
patient safety
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Puerto Rico
Required Number of CME
Hours per Year(s)
60 - 3yrs
Average Hours per Year 20
AMA PRA Category 1™ or Equivalent AOA, AAFP or ACOG Credits 40
Certificates/Awards Accepted as 
Documentation
AMA PRA
 
 
Rhode Island
Required Number of CME
Hours per Year(s)
40 - 2yrs
Average Hours per Year 20
AMA PRA Category 1™ or Equivalent AOA, AAFP or ACOG Credits 40
Certificates/Awards Accepted as 
Documentation
AMA PRA, AMA PRA application, AOA, ABMS, SMS, NSS, GME
State-Mandated CME Content/
Additional Notes
2 credits: universal precautions,
bioterrorism, end of life, OSHA,
ethics, or pain management
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South Carolina
Required Number of CME
Hours per Year(s)
40 - 2yrs
Average Hours per Year 20
AMA PRA Category 1™ or Equivalent AOA, AAFP or ACOG Credits 40
Certificates/Awards Accepted as 
Documentation
ABMS, GME
State-Mandated CME Content/
Additional Notes
75% specialty education (30 credits
every 2 yrs)
 
 
South Dakota
Required Number of CME
Hours per Year(s)
None
 
 
Tennessee*
Required Number of CME
Hours per Year(s)
40 - 2yrs
Average Hours per Year 20
AMA PRA Category 1™ or Equivalent AOA, AAFP or ACOG Credits 40
Certificates/Awards Accepted as 
Documentation
AMA PRA
State-Mandated CME Content/
Additional Notes
1 credit (every 2 years) in
appropriate prescribing
   
Tennessee DO:
Required Number of CME
Hours per Year(s)
40 - 2yrs
Average Hours per Year 20
AMA PRA Category 1™ or Equivalent AOA, AAFP or ACOG Credits 40 (AOA 1-A or 2-A)
State-Mandated CME Content/
Additional Notes
See note above for Tennessee MD board
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Texas
Required Number of CME
Hours per Year(s)
24 - 1yr
Average Hours per Year 24
AMA PRA Category 1™ or Equivalent AOA, AAFP or ACOG Credits 12 (DOs: AOA 1-A)
Certificates/Awards Accepted as 
Documentation
AMA PRA, AOA, ABMS, GME
State-Mandated CME Content/
Additional Notes
Of 12 Category 1 credits, at least 1 in ethics and/or professional responsibility
 
 
Utah
Required Number of CME
Hours per Year(s)
40 - 2yrs
Average Hours per Year 20
AMA PRA Category 1™ or Equivalent AOA, AAFP or ACOG Credits 40
Certificates/Awards Accepted as 
Documentation
GME
State-Mandated CME Content/
Additional Notes
Six hours may be from Division of
Occupational and Professional Lic.
   
Utah DO 40 - 2 yrs
Average Hours per Year 20
AMA PRA Category 1™ or Equivalent AOA, AAFP or ACOG Credits 40
Certificates/Awards Accepted as 
Documentation
GME
State-Mandated CME Content/
Additional Notes
See note above for Utah MD board
 
 
Vermont
Required Number of CME
Hours per Year(s)
None
   
Vermont DO:
Required Number of CME
Hours per Year(s)
30 - 2yrs
Average Hours per Year 15
Certificates/Awards Accepted as 
Documentation
AMA PRA
State-Mandated CME Content/
Additional Notes
At least 12 of 30 credits must
be osteopathic med education
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Virgin Islands
Required Number of CME
Hours per Year(s)
25 - 1yr
Average Hours per Year 25
AMA PRA Category 1™ or Equivalent AOA, AAFP or ACOG Credits 25
 
 
Virginia
Required Number of CME
Hours per Year(s)
60 - 2yrs
Average Hours per Year 30
AMA PRA Category 1™ or Equivalent AOA, AAFP or ACOG Credits 30
Certificates/Awards Accepted as 
Documentation
AMA PRA application, GME
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Washington*
Required Number of CME
Hours per Year(s)
200 - 4yrs
Average Hours per Year 50
Certificates/Awards Accepted as 
Documentation
Not specified
Certificates/Awards Accepted as 
Documentation
AMA PRA, ABMS, SMS, NSS
   
Washington DO  
Required Number of CME
Hours per Year(s)
150 - 3 yrs
Average Hours per Year 50
AMA PRA Category 1™ or Equivalent AOA, AAFP or ACOG Credits 60 (AOA 1-A or B)
Certificates/Awards Accepted as 
Documentation
AMA PRA, AMA PRA application, ABMS, SMS, GME, Other (see note)
State-Mandated CME Content/
Additional Notes
Also accepted as equivalent: Current certification of CME from medical practice academies and original
certification or recertification within
6 yrs by specialty board
 
 
West Virginia
Required Number of CME
Hours per Year(s)
50 - 2yrs
Average Hours per Year 25
AMA PRA Category 1™ or Equivalent AOA, AAFP or ACOG Credits 50
Certificates/Awards Accepted as 
Documentation
AMA PRA
State-Mandated CME Content/
Additional Notes
30 credits related to physician's
designated specialty; 2 credits (onetime
requirement) in end-of-life care,
including pain management
   
West Virginia DO:  
Required Number of CME
Hours per Year(s)
32 - 2yrs
Average Hours per Year 16
AMA PRA Category 1™ or Equivalent AOA, AAFP or ACOG Credits 16 (AOA 1-A or B)
Certificates/Awards Accepted as 
Documentation
AOA, GME
State-Mandated CME Content/
Additional Notes
2 credits (one-time requirement) in end-of-life care, including pain
management
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Wisconsin
Required Number of CME
Hours per Year(s)
30 - 2yrs
Average Hours per Year 15
AMA PRA Category 1™ or Equivalent AOA, AAFP or ACOG Credits 30
Certificates/Awards Accepted as 
Documentation
AMA PRA
 
 
Wyoming
Required Number of CME
Hours per Year(s)
60 - 3 yrs
Average Hours per Year 20
AMA/AOA/AAFP/ACOG Category 1 Hours Required 60
Certificates Accepted as Equivalent AMA PRA, AOA, ABMS, GME
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*Additional Notes for Specific Licensing Jurisdictions
  
California MD and DO All general internists and family physicians who have a patient population of which more than 25% are 65 years of age or older shall complete at least 20 hours of all mandatory CME in geriatric medicine or the care of older patients.

All physicians and surgeons (except pathologists and radiologists) must complete mandatory CME in the subjects of pain management and the treatment of terminally ill and dying patients (one-time requirement of 12 credits). Physicians must complete this requirement by their second license renewal date or within 4 years, whichever comes first.
 
Florida MDFirst time license renewal: One hour HIV/AIDS, 2 hours in prevention of medical errors. Second and subsequent renewals: Two hours in prevention of medical errors. Every third renewal: Forty hours, including 2 hours in prevention of medical errors and 2 hours in domestic violence CME. Note: End-of-life care and palliative care can no longer be completed in lieu of HIV/AIDS or domestic violence courses.

All CME must be AMA PRA Category 1 Credit™, except for domestic violence and prevention of medical errors. Domestic violence and prevention of medical errors courses offered by any state or federal government agency or professional association, including any provider of AMA PRA Category 1 Credit™, is acceptable.
 
Florida DOFirst time license renewal: One hour HIV/AIDS, risk management, Florida laws and rules, controlled substances; 2 hours domestic violence and prevention of medical errors. Of the remaining required hours, at least 20 must be AOA Category 1-A. Second and subsequent renewals: One hour each in risk management, Florida laws and rules, and controlled substances; 2 hours each in domestic violence and prevention of medical errors. Every third renewal: 2 hours of domestic violence. For each license renewal, of the remaining required hours at least 20 must be AOA Category 1-A; all other hours (including those in the required content categories) can be either AMA PRA Category 1 Credit™ or AOA Cateogory 1-A credit.

CME with regard to risk management, Florida laws and rules, controlled substances, and prevention of medical errors must be obtained by completing live, participatory attendance courses.
  
Maryland—Partial CME credit is offered for ABMS certification, select peer review, serving as an intervenor or monitor on a physician rehabilitation committee or professional committee, and serving as a preceptor for resident physicians or medical students. For first license renewal, the CME requirement is waived, but the licensee must have completed an approved orientation program.
 
Missouri—The CME license renewal requirement can be met by a) completing 50 hours AMA PRA Category 1 Credits™, AOA Category 1-A or 2-A credits, or American Academy of Family Physicians prescribed credits; b) completing 40 hours of AMA PRA Category 1 Credit™ or AOA Category 1-A credit if each course, seminar, or activity includes a post-test of the material covered in the 40 CME credits; c) specialty board certification or recertification; or d) participating in an ACGME- or AOA-approved internship or residency program during the reporting period if at least 60 days of the reporting period were spent in the internship or residency.
 
New Jersey—The six credits for cultural competence are in addition to the 100-hour requirement for physicians licensed prior to 3/24/05; these credits may be included if licensed after this date. For more information, see: www.njconsumeraffairs.gov/bme/press/cultural.htm.

For newly licensed physicians, the Board requires attendance at an orientation program; no CME is given for this.
 
Tennessee MD—Physicians who focus on providing care to persons with intractable pain should refer to item (6)(c) at: www.painpolicy.wisc.edu/domestic/states/TN/mbreg.pdf
 
Washington MD—The board classifies CME into five different categories. A candidate for relicensure may earn all 200 required hours every 4 years in Category 1; a maximum of 80 hours may be earned in any of the other four categories. See: http://tinyurl.com/6gbd8w
 
ABMS - certification or recertification by a member board of the American Board of Medical Specialties; AMA PRA - American Medical Association Physician's Recognition Award; AOA - American Osteopathic Association; AAFP - American Academy of Family Practice; ACOG - American College of Obstetricians and Gynecologists; APA - American Pediatric Association; CMA - California Medical Association; CAFP - California Academy of Family Physicians; CME - continuing medical education; FLEX - Federation Licensing Examination; GME - graduate medical education; MOCOMP - Royal College of Physicians and Surgeons of Canada; OSMA - Ohio State Medical Association; USMLE - United States Medical Licensing Association.
 
All information should be verified with the licensing board; medical licenses are granted to those physicians meeting all state requirements — at the discretion of the board.
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