USA CME Requirements by State

MD/DO Alabama

CME Credits Required 25.00
Licensing Cycle 1 year
AMA PRA Cat 1 Credit(s) 25
Additional Notes The Accreditation Council for Continuing Medical Education (ACCME) and the Medical Association o...
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MD/DO Alaska

CME Credits Required 50.00
Licensing Cycle 2 years
AMA PRA Cat 1 Credit(s) 50
Additional Notes The Alaska Division of Insurance proposes to amend regulations to the Alaska Reinsurance Program ...
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MD Arizona

CME Credits Required 40.00
Licensing Cycle 2 years
AMA PRA Cat 1 Credit(s) Any category
Additional Notes The AMB completed its move to 1740 W. Adams in early January 2018. The AMB shares the new office ...
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DO Arizona

CME Credits Required 20.00
Licensing Cycle 1 year
AMA PRA Cat 1 Credit(s) 12 (AOA 1-A)
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MD California

CME Credits Required 50.00
Licensing Cycle 2 years
AMA PRA Cat 1 Credit(s) 50
Additional Notes 1 time requirement- 12 hours of pain management, End of life care. Exception-Radiologists and...
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DO California

CME Credits Required 150.00
Licensing Cycle 3 years
AMA PRA Cat 1 Credit(s) 60 (AOA 1A or 1B)
Additional Notes 1 time requirement-12 hours of pain management, end of life care. Exception-Radiologists and...
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MD/DO Colorado

CME Credits Required 0.00
Licensing Cycle
AMA PRA Cat 1 Credit(s) 0.00
Additional Notes The Colorado Department of Regulatory Agencies submits the following 2017 Regulatory Agenda in fu...
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MD/DO Connecticut

CME Credits Required 50.00
Licensing Cycle 2 years
AMA PRA Cat 1 Credit(s)
Additional Notes 1 hour CME in each of ID/HIV, Risk management, sexual assault, domestic violence & cultural compe...
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MD/DO DC, Washington

CME Credits Required 50.00
Licensing Cycle 2 years
AMA PRA Cat 1 Credit(s) 50
Additional Notes The SHPDA and the SHCC will use the HSP to recommend specific strategic action and to facilitate ...
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MD/DO Delaware

CME Credits Required 40.00
Licensing Cycle 2 years
AMA PRA Cat 1 Credit(s) 40
Additional Notes The Board also issues certifications to and has other responsibilities in regard to emergency med...
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MD Florida

CME Credits Required 40.00
Licensing Cycle 2 years
AMA PRA Cat 1 Credit(s) 40
Additional Notes 1st time renewal: 1 hour in HIV/AIDS, 2 hours in prevention of medical errors. Every Renewal: 2 ...
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DO Florida

CME Credits Required 40.00
Licensing Cycle 2 years
AMA PRA Cat 1 Credit(s) 20 (AOA 1-A)
Additional Notes For Initial Licensure- 2 hour course relating to prevention of medical errors. For Initial Licen...
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MD/DO Georgia

CME Credits Required 40.00
Licensing Cycle 2 years
AMA PRA Cat 1 Credit(s) 40
Additional Notes 20 CME credits are required biennially if > 50% patients are chronic pain.
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MD/DO Guam

CME Credits Required 100.00
Licensing Cycle 2 years
AMA PRA Cat 1 Credit(s) 25
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MD Hawaii

CME Credits Required 40.00
Licensing Cycle 2 years
AMA PRA Cat 1 Credit(s) 40
Additional Notes The Hawaii Medical Board requires Osteopathic Physicians to complete 40 Category 1 or 1-A credits...
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DO Hawaii

CME Credits Required 40.00
Licensing Cycle 2 years
AMA PRA Cat 1 Credit(s) 40
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MD/DO Idaho

CME Credits Required 40.00
Licensing Cycle 2 years
AMA PRA Cat 1 Credit(s) 40
Additional Notes All education offered by institutions or organizations accredited by the ACCME and reciprocating ...
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MD/DO Illinois

CME Credits Required 150.00
Licensing Cycle 3 years
AMA PRA Cat 1 Credit(s) 60
Additional Notes Approved Sponsor shall mean an entity/activities accredited by one of the following: A. Accredita...
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MD/DO Indiana

CME Credits Required 0.00
Licensing Cycle None
AMA PRA Cat 1 Credit(s) None
Additional Notes Effective July 1, 2019 pursuant to Senate Enrolled Act 225, new continuing education requirements...
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MD/DO Iowa

CME Credits Required 40.00
Licensing Cycle 2 years
AMA PRA Cat 1 Credit(s) 40
Additional Notes ED,FP,GP,IM,Psychiatry,OB,GYN,PEDS Child/dependent adult abuse training (identifying and reporti...
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MD/DO Kansas

CME Credits Required 50.00
Licensing Cycle 1 year
AMA PRA Cat 1 Credit(s) 20
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MD/DO Kentucky

CME Credits Required 60.00
Licensing Cycle 3 years
AMA PRA Cat 1 Credit(s) 30
Additional Notes One time Requirement-3 hours of domestic violence course. HIV/AIDS training every 10 yrs by prov...
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MD/DO Louisiana

CME Credits Required 20.00
Licensing Cycle 1 year
AMA PRA Cat 1 Credit(s) 20
Additional Notes Board orientation course is a must for first timers.
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MD Maine

CME Credits Required 100.00
Licensing Cycle 2 years
AMA PRA Cat 1 Credit(s) 40
Additional Notes The Board employs its own administrative and investigative staff and is provided with the legal a...
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DO Maine

CME Credits Required 100.00
Licensing Cycle 2 years
AMA PRA Cat 1 Credit(s) 40 (AOA 1-A/1-B)
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MD/DO Maryland

CME Credits Required 50.00
Licensing Cycle 2 years
AMA PRA Cat 1 Credit(s) 50
Additional Notes Partial credit for ABMS up to 10 credit hours.
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MD/DO Massachusetts

CME Credits Required 100.00
Licensing Cycle 2 years
AMA PRA Cat 1 Credit(s) 40
Additional Notes 2 hours of CME for studying board regulations and Minimum of 10 hours in risk management (40 AOA ...
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MD Michigan

CME Credits Required 150.00
Licensing Cycle 3 years
AMA PRA Cat 1 Credit(s) 75
Additional Notes The Licensing Division, in conjunction with state licensing boards, regulates 25 health professio...
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DO Michigan

CME Credits Required 150.00
Licensing Cycle 3 years
AMA PRA Cat 1 Credit(s) 60 (AOA 1-A or B)
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MD/DO Minnesota

CME Credits Required 75.00
Licensing Cycle 3 years
AMA PRA Cat 1 Credit(s) 75
Additional Notes ABMS Certification, MOC accepted for CME.
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MD/DO Mississippi

CME Credits Required 40.00
Licensing Cycle 2 years
AMA PRA Cat 1 Credit(s) 40 (DO-40 AOA-1A)
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MD/DO Missouri

CME Credits Required 50.00
Licensing Cycle 2 years
AMA PRA Cat 1 Credit(s) 50
Additional Notes 50 hours of AMA Cat. 1, AOA 1-A or AAFP; 40 hours of AMA Cat. 1 or AOA 1-A if activity includes p...
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MD/DO Montana

CME Credits Required 0.00
Licensing Cycle None
AMA PRA Cat 1 Credit(s) None
Additional Notes Board of Medical Examiners’ licensees with the authority to prescribe controlled substances wil...
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MD/DO Nebraska

CME Credits Required 50.00
Licensing Cycle 2 years
AMA PRA Cat 1 Credit(s) 50
Additional Notes
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MD Nevada

CME Credits Required 40.00
Licensing Cycle 2 years
AMA PRA Cat 1 Credit(s) 40
Additional Notes 2 hours in Ethics. Practicing Specialty-20 hrs. Rest of 18 hours in any AMA Category. New licen...
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DO Nevada

CME Credits Required 35.00
Licensing Cycle 1 year
AMA PRA Cat 1 Credit(s) 10 (AOA 1-A)
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MD/DO New Hampshire

CME Credits Required 100.00
Licensing Cycle 2 years
AMA PRA Cat 1 Credit(s) 40
Additional Notes Credits reported to NH Med Society.
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MD/DO New Jersy

CME Credits Required 100.00
Licensing Cycle 2 years
AMA PRA Cat 1 Credit(s) 40
Additional Notes Orientation course for new licensees within 24 months. 6 hours of cultural competence in additio...
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MD/DO New Mexico

CME Credits Required 75.00
Licensing Cycle 3 years
AMA PRA Cat 1 Credit(s) 75
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MD/DO New Mexico

CME Credits Required 75.00
Licensing Cycle 3 years
AMA PRA Cat 1 Credit(s) 75
Additional Notes Active membership in AOA can be used to for 75 CME credits.
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MD/DO New York

CME Credits Required 0.00
Licensing Cycle None
AMA PRA Cat 1 Credit(s) None
Additional Notes The fee for licensure is $115 ($70 Application Fee, $45 First Three-Year Registration Fee). Th...
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MD/DO North Carolina

CME Credits Required 150.00
Licensing Cycle 3 years
AMA PRA Cat 1 Credit(s) 60
Additional Notes At a Glance 60 total hours every 3 years 60 Category 1 Credits in Area of Practice. 3 Controll...
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MD/DO North Dakota

CME Credits Required 60.00
Licensing Cycle 3 years
AMA PRA Cat 1 Credit(s) 60
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MD/DO Ohio

CME Credits Required 100.00
Licensing Cycle 2 years
AMA PRA Cat 1 Credit(s) 40
Additional Notes DOs: 40 AOA 1-A or B
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MD Oklahoma

CME Credits Required 60.00
Licensing Cycle 3 years
AMA PRA Cat 1 Credit(s) 60
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DO Oklahoma

CME Credits Required 16.00
Licensing Cycle 1 year
AMA PRA Cat 1 Credit(s) 16 (AOA 1-A or B)
Additional Notes 1 hour CME for prescribing controlled substances once every 2 yrs.
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MD/DO Oregon

CME Credits Required 60.00
Licensing Cycle 2 years
AMA PRA Cat 1 Credit(s) 30 Specialty specific.
Additional Notes Mandatory pain management - 1 hour specific to Oregon by pain management commission and 6 hours f...
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MD/DO Pennsylvania

CME Credits Required 100.00
Licensing Cycle 2 years
AMA PRA Cat 1 Credit(s) 20
Additional Notes 12 hours of CME must be in patient safety or risk management.
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MD/DO Puerto Rico

CME Credits Required 60.00
Licensing Cycle 3 years
AMA PRA Cat 1 Credit(s) 40
Additional Notes
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MD/DO Rhode Island

CME Credits Required 40.00
Licensing Cycle 2 years
AMA PRA Cat 1 Credit(s) 40
Additional Notes 2 hours of CME related to universal precautions, bio-terrorism, end of life, OSHA, ethics, pain m...
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MD/DO South Carolina

CME Credits Required 40.00
Licensing Cycle 2 years
AMA PRA Cat 1 Credit(s) 40
Additional Notes 75% of CME must be specialty specific (30 hours every 2 years)
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MD/DO Tennessee

CME Credits Required 40.00
Licensing Cycle 2 years
AMA PRA Cat 1 Credit(s) 40
Additional Notes 1 hour CME for appropriate prescribing practices every 2 years. (For DO: AOA 1-A or 2-A)
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MD/DO Texas

CME Credits Required 24.00
Licensing Cycle 1 year
AMA PRA Cat 1 Credit(s) 12
Additional Notes 1 hour of the formal hours must involve medical ethics and/or professional responsibility (can in...
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MD/DO Utah

CME Credits Required 40.00
Licensing Cycle 2 years
AMA PRA Cat 1 Credit(s) 20
Additional Notes To fulfill its responsibilities, DOPL's efforts are organized into two primary functions: licensi...
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MD Vermont

CME Credits Required 0.00
Licensing Cycle None
AMA PRA Cat 1 Credit(s) None
Additional Notes The Board of Medical Practice is committed to protecting the public, promoting good practice, and...
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DO Vermont

CME Credits Required 30.00
Licensing Cycle 2 years
AMA PRA Cat 1 Credit(s)
Additional Notes Minimum 12 hours of osteopathic medicine
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MD/DO Virgin Islands

CME Credits Required 25.00
Licensing Cycle 1 year
AMA PRA Cat 1 Credit(s) 25
Additional Notes
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MD/DO Virginia

CME Credits Required 60.00
Licensing Cycle 2 years
AMA PRA Cat 1 Credit(s) 30
Additional Notes
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MD Washington

CME Credits Required 200.00
Licensing Cycle 4 years
AMA PRA Cat 1 Credit(s)
Additional Notes There are five categories of CME, Category II through V has a maximum of 80 hours per 4-year cycl...
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DO Washington

CME Credits Required 150.00
Licensing Cycle 3 years
AMA PRA Cat 1 Credit(s) 60 AOA 1-A/1B
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MD West Virginia

CME Credits Required 50.00
Licensing Cycle 2 years
AMA PRA Cat 1 Credit(s) 50
Additional Notes 30 hours must be specialty specific. Every 2 year cycle, 2 hours must be from end of life care in...
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DO West Virginia

CME Credits Required 32.00
Licensing Cycle 2 years
AMA PRA Cat 1 Credit(s) 16 (AOA 1-A or B)
Additional Notes 30 hours must be specialty specific. Every 2 year cycle, 2 hours must be from end of life care in...
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MD/DO Wisconsin

CME Credits Required 30.00
Licensing Cycle 2 years
AMA PRA Cat 1 Credit(s) 30
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MD/DO Wyoming

CME Credits Required 60.00
Licensing Cycle 3 years
AMA PRA Cat 1 Credit(s) 60
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