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CME State Requirements

State

Required Number of CME Hours/Year

State-Mandated Content

Required Hours of State-Mandated Content

AL

25/1

 

 

AK

50/2

 

 

AZ

40/2

Completion of training related to the treatment and management of opioid dependent patients

No less than 8 hours
(if applicable)

 

AZ-O

40/2

 

 

AR

20/1

 

 

CA

50/2

 

 

 

 

Pain Management

12 units may be divided in any way that is relevant to the physician's specialty and practice setting.

 

 

End-of-Life Care

 

 

Geriatric Medicine (physicians who have patient population of which 25 percent are 65 years of age or older)

20% of mandatory CME

CA-O

150/3

 

 

 

 

Pain Management

12 units may be divided in any way that is relevant to the physician's specialty and practice setting

 

 

End-of-Life Care

 

 

Geriatric Medicine (physicians who have patient population of which 25 percent are 65 years of age or older)

20% of mandatory CME

CO

None

 

 

CT

50/2

 

 

 

 

Infectious Diseases
(including, but not limited to, acquired immune deficiency syndrome and human immunodeficiency virus)

1 hour (every six years after first renewal)

 

 

Risk Management
(including, but not limited to, prescribing controlled substances and pain management)

1 hour (every six years after first renewal)

 

 

Sexual Assault

1 hour

 

 

Domestic Violence

1 hour

 

 

Cultural Competency

1 hour

 

 

Behavioral Health

2 hour

s

DE

40/2

 

 

 

 

Identify/report child abuse

1 hour

 

 

Domestic Violence

1 hour

DC

50/2

 

 

 

 

Cultural competency

2 hours/2 years

 

 

HIV/AIDS

3 hours

FL

40/2

 

 

 

 

Medical Error Prevention
(Course MUST include information regarding the 5 most mis-diagnosed conditions, in accordance with Rule 64B8-13.005, F.A.C.)

2 hours

 

 

Domestic Violence
(Required every third biennium – Included in the 40 general)

2 hours

   

Risk Management/Ethics

Must complete biennially at least 5 hours in ethics or risk management or one full eight (8) hours, whichever is greater

FL-O

40/2

 

 

 

 

Ethics
(Professional & Medical-Must be live)

1 hour

 

 

Florida Laws and Rules (Must be live)

1 hour

 

 

Federal & State Laws Related to the Prescribing of Controlled Substances (Must be live)

1 hour

 

 

Domestic Violence
(Required every third renewal period)

2 hours

 

 

HIV/AIDS
(For first renewal)

1 hour

 

 

Medical Errors Prevention
(Must be live)

2 hours

   

Prescribing controlled substances

1 hour for physician’s prescribing controlled substances

GA

40/2

 

 

GU

100/2

 

 

HI

40/2

 

 

HI-O

40/2

 

 

IA

40/2

 

 

 

 

Pain Management
(physicians who provide primary care)

2 hours every five years

 

 

End-of-life care
(physicians who provide primary care)

2 hours every five years

 

 

Identify and report child/dependent adult abuse

completion of the training within the last five years

ID

40/2

 

 

IL

150/3

 

 

IN

None

 

 

KS

50/1

 

 

KY

60/3

 

 

 

 

Domestic Violence

3 hours

 

 

HB 1/Prescribing controlled substances
(physicians who prescribe or
dispense controlled substances relating to the use of KASPER,
pain management, addiction disorders)

4.5 hours

LA

20/1

1 time board orientation course

 

MA

100/2

 

 

 

 

MA Board of Registration in Medicine's regulations

2 hours

 

 

Pain Management
(opioid education)

3 hours

 

 

End of Life care

2 hours

 

 

Risk Management

10 hours

 

 

Electronic Health Records
(for renewals after 1/1/15)

3 hours

MD

50/2

 

 

 

 

Prescribing controlled substances
(pain management, substance abuse, et cetera)

1 hour

ME

100/2

 

 

 

 

Prescribing Controlled Substance

3 hours/ 2 years before 12/31/2017

ME-O

100/2

 

 

MI

150/3

 

 

 

 

Medical Ethics

1 hour

 

 

Pain management

Effective December 6, 2017 a minimum of 3 hours of continuing education must be earned in the area of pain and symptom management.

MI-O

150/3

 

 

MN

75/3

 

 

MO

50/2

 

 

MS

40/2

 

 

MT

None

 

 

NC

60/3

 

 

 

 

Prescribing Controlled Substance

3 hours/3 years

ND

60/3

 

 

NE

50/2

 

 

NH

100/2

 

 

 

 

Prescribing Controlled Substance

3 hours/2 years

NJ

100/2

 

 

 

 

Cultural Competency

6 hours

 

 

End-of-Life Care

2 hours

NM

75/3

 

 

 

 

Review of New Mexico Medical Practice Act

1 hour

 

 

Pain Management

5 hours

 

 

Prescribing controlled substances

5 hours

NM-O

75/3

 

 

NV

40/2

 

 

 

 

Ethics

must complete biennially at least 2 hours

 

 

Pain Management

 

 

Addiction Care

 

 

Scope of practice or specialty

20 hours

 

 

Bioterrorism/WMD

4 hours

NV-O

35/1

 

 

 

 

Ethics

must complete biennially at least 2 hours

 

 

Pain Management

 

 

Addiction Care

NY

None

 

 

 

 

Identify and report child abuse

2 hours

 

 

Infection Control

Completed every 4 years

 

 

Pain Management

1 hour

 

 

Palliative Care

1 hour

 

 

Addiction

1 hour

OH

100/2

 

 

OH-O

100/2

 

 

OK

60/3

 

 

OK-O

16/1

 

 

 

 

Prescribing controlled substances

1 hour

OR

60/2

 

 

 

 

Pain management
(one-time requirement)

a minimum of 6 hours in the subjects of pain management or the treatment of terminally ill and dying patients

 

 

     End of life care
(one-time requirement)

PA

100/2

 

 

 

 

Patient safety or  Risk management

12 hours

 

 

Identify and report child abuse

2 hours

PA-O

100/2

 

 

 

 

Patient safety or  Risk management

12 hours

 

 

Identify and report child abuse

2 hours

PR

60/3

 

 

RI

40/2

 

 

 

 

Ethics

At least 4 hours of continuing medical education shall be earned on topics of current concern as determined by the director of the Rhode Island Department of Health.

 

 

Risk Management

 

 

End of life

 

 

Palliative Care

 

 

Pain management
(Opioid/chronic)

 

 

Antimicrobial Stewardship

SC

40/2

 

 

 

 

75% specialty education (30 credits every 2 yrs)

 

 

 

Prescribing controlled substances

2 hours

SD

none

 

 

TN

40/2

 

 

 

 

Prescribing controlled substances

2 hours

TN-O

40/2

 

 

 

 

Prescribing controlled substances

2 hours

TX

48/2

 

 

 

 

Ethics/ Professional responsibility

2 hours

 

 

Pain management
(for those who practice in a pain clinic)

10 hours

UT

40/2

 

 

UT-O

40/2

 

 

VA

60/2

VI

25/1

 

 

VT

30/2

 

 

 

 

Hospice

Licensees must certify that at least 1 hour of qualifying CME credit was on hospice, palliative care, or pain management services.

 

 

Palliative care/pain management

 

 

Pain Management

 

 

Prescribing controlled substances

If licensee prescribes controlled substances, at least 1 of the required hours must be on the subject of safe and effective prescribing of controlled substances.  If you have a DEA number, or have a pending application, you are presumed to prescribe controlled substances and must meet this requirement.

 

 

 

 

VT-O

30/2

 

 

 

 

Osteopathic Medicine

12 hours

WA

200/4

 

 

   

HIV/AIDS

4 hours

WA-O

150/3

 

 

   

HIV/AIDS

7 hours

WI

30/2

 

 

WV

50/2

 

 

WY

60/3