Physician Assistant

98 hours General
2 hours Medical Errors
2 hours Domestic Violence, required every third biennium
3 hours Safe and Effective Prescribing of Controlled Substances, if a prescribing PA

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Of the 98 General hours, a minimum of 50 hours must be Cat I CME and the remaining 50 hours can be Cat I or Cat II CME.

If you are a prescribing PA, the 3 hours in Safe and Effective Prescribing of Controlled Substances reduces your required 50 CAT I hours to 47.

If you are certified at the time of renewal by the National Commission on Certification of Physician Assistants (NCCPA), you will be exempt from the 98 required General CME hours. 

If you are renewing your license for the first time, you are required to complete 2 hours of Medical Errors, 1 hour of HIV/AIDS, and 97 hours of General CME.  If you hold a current NCCPA certification, you will be exempt from for the 97 hours of General CME.

If you are renewing your license for the first time and are a Prescribing PA, you will be required to complete 2 hours of Medical Errors, 1 hour of HIV/AIDS, 3 hours of Safe and Effective Prescription of Controlled Substances, and 94 hours of General CME.  If you hold a current NCCPA certification, you will be exempt from for the 94 hours of General CME.

5 credit hours in the subject area of ethics or risk management may be earned by attending 1 full day or 8 hours, whichever is more, of disciplinary hearings at a regular meeting of the Board of Medicine. 

Up to 5 hours, per biennium, of continuing education credit may be fulfilled by performing pro bono medical services, for an entity serving the indigent or under-served populations or in areas of critical need within the state where you practice. 

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Medical Doctor

38 hours General
2 hours Medical Errors
2 hours Domestic Violence, required every 3rd biennium
2 hours Prescribing Controlled Substances, required of all licensees w/ DEA license**

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If you are renewing your license for the first time you are exempt from the general CME requirement and are only required to complete 2 hours of Preventing Medical Errors and 1 hour of HIV/AIDS.

Up to 5 hours, per biennium, of continuing education credit may be fulfilled by performing pro bono medical services, for an entity serving the indigent or under-served populations or in areas of critical need within the state where you practice. 

3 to 6 credit hours may be fulfilled by serving as a monitoring or supervising physician. 

Up to 5 credit hours in risk management may be fulfilled by any volunteer expert witness for each case reviewed, with a maximum of 15 hours per biennium. 

5 credit hours in the subject area of risk management or medical ethics may be earned by attending 1 full day or 8 hours, whichever is more, of disciplinary hearings at a regular meeting of the Board of Medicine. 

** Physicians that are registered with the DEA to prescribe controlled substances are required to complete a 2 hour course in Prescribing Controlled Substances.  Regardless of when your current cycle ends, the course must be completed by Jan 31, 2019 and will be required every license period thereafter.  If the you are not licensed with the DEA, contact your board directly to have this requirement removed from your transcript.

Please be aware that your requirements may differ based on how long you have been licensed, license status, exceptions, etc.

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