Osteopathic Physicians are required to complete a total of 40 hours each biennium. Below you will find how those 40 hours are broken down into specific areas. Keep in mind that all credits that you receive are required to be live classes.

  • Only 8 hours can be home study
  • 20 General hours (Must be AOA Category 1-A/live courses)
  • 2 hours Medical Error (Must be live)
  • 2 hours Florida Laws and Rules (Must be live)
  • 1 hour Professional & Medical Ethics (Must be live)
  • 1 hour Federal & State Laws Related to the Prescribing of Controlled Substances (Must be live)
  • 2 hours of Domestic Violence (Only required every 3rd biennium. Included in the 40 hour total).

First time renewals: 

If you are an Osteopathic Physician renewing your license for the first time and you were licensed in the first year of the renewal cycle, your renewal requirements are: 

  • All hours listed above
  • 1 hour HIV/AIDS

If you are an Osteopathic Physician renewing your license for the first time and you were licensed in the second year of the renewal cycle, your renewal requirements are:

  •    1 hour HIV/AIDS
  •    1 hour  Florida Laws and Rules (must be live)
  •    1 hour Professional & Medical Ethics (must be live)
  •    1 hour Federal & State Laws Related to the Prescribing of Controlled Substances (must be live)
  •  2 hours Medical Errors  (must be live)

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