State CME Guidelines

State MD/DO CME Credits
Required
Term
(years)
AMA PRA
Category 1 Credit(s)TM
required
Required Topics
Alabama MD/DO 12 1 12  
Alaska MD/DO 50 2 50  
Arizona MD 40 2    
DO 40 2 24(AOA 1-A)  
Arkansas MD/DO 20 1 Not specified  
California MD 100 4 100 1 time requirement of 12 hrs. pain mgmt. and end of life care; If >20% of patients are over 65, 20 hrs. in Geriatric medicine required
DO 150 3 60
(AOA 1-A or B
1 time requirement of 12 hrs. pain mgmt. and end of life care; If >20% of patients are over 65, 20 hrs. in Geriatric medicine required
Colorado MD/DO none
Connecticut MD/DO 50 2   1 hr. infectious disease, risk mgmt., sexual assault, domestic violence
Delaware MD/DO 40 2 40  
D. of Columbia MD/DO 50 2 50  
Florida MD 40 2 40 1st time renewal: 1 hr. HIV/AIDS, 2 hrs. medical error prevention; Subsequent renewals: 2 hrs. medical errors prevention; Every 3rd renewal: 2 hrs. medical errors prevention, 2 hrs. domestic violence
DO 40 2 20 (AOA 1-A) 1st renewal: 1 hr. HIV/AIDS, risk mgmt., FL laws & rules, controlled substances; 2 hrs. domestic violence & medical errors prevention; Subsequent renewals: 1 hr. each risk mgmt., FL laws and controlled substances, 2 hrs. each domestic violence and medical error prevention; Every 3rd renewal: 2 hrs. domestic violence. All other hours can be either AOA 1A or AMA PRA Cat. 1. Risk Mgmt, FL laws, controlled substances and medical errors courses must be live, participatory attendance.
Georgia MD/DO 40 2 40  
Hawaii MD 40 2 40  
DO none
Idaho MD/DO 40 2 40  
Illinois MD/DO 150 3 60  
Indiana MD/DO none
Iowa MD/DO 40 2 40 Child/dependent adult abuse (identifying and reporting) required every 5 yrs.
Kansas MD/DO 50 1 20  
Kentucky MD/DO 60 3 30 1 time Domestic Violence; 2 hrs. KY approved HIV/AIDS every 10 yrs.
Louisiana MD/DO 20 1 20  
Maine MD 100 2 40  
DO 100 2 40 (AOA 1-A or B)  
Maryland MD/DO 50 2 50 Partial credit for ABMS
Massachusetts MD/DO 100 2 40 Study board reqs; risk mgmt; (40 AOA 1-A for DOs)
Michigan MD 150 3 75  
DO 150 3 60 (AOA 1-A or B)  
Minnesota MD/DO 75 3 75 ABMS cert/recert accepted
Mississippi MD/DO 40 2 40 For initial certification only: DO credit must be AOA 1-A
Missouri MD/DO 50 2 50 50 hrs. AMA PRA Cat. 1, AOA 1-A or AAFP; or 40 hrs. of AMA PRA Cat. 1 or AOA 1-A if activity includes post-test; or specialty board certification; or ACGME or AOA approved internship / residency
Montana MD/DO none
Nebraska MD/DO 50 2 50  
Nevada MD 40 2 40 2 hrs. ethics; 20 hrs. in specialty; 18 hrs. any AMA Cat. 1. New applicants: 4 credits WMD/bioterrorism
DO 35 1 10 (AOA 1-A)  
New Hampshire MD/DO 150 3 60 Credits reported to NH Med Soc; CME reporting cycle changing to 2 yrs.
New Jersey MD/DO 100 2 40 6 hrs. Cultural competence in addition to 100 for physicians licensed prior to 3/24/05. These credits may be included in 100 if licensed after 3/24/05
New Mexico MD/DO 75 3 75 DO may substitute active membership in AOA
New York MD/DO none
North Carolina MD/DO 150 3 60  
North Dakota MD/DO 60 3 60  
Ohio MD/DO 100 2 40 For DO: AOA 1-A or B
Oklahoma MD 60 3 60  
DO 16 1 16 (AOA 1-A or B) 1 hr. prescribing controlled substances every 2 yrs.
Oregon MD/DO 7 (by 2009)     Pain Mgmt. and end of life care completed by 1/2/09
Pennsylvania MD/DO 100 2 20 12 hrs. Patient safety or risk mgmt (For DO: AOA 1-A)
Rhode Island MD/DO 40 2 40 2 hrs. universal precautions, bioterrorism, end of life, OSHA, ethics or pain mgmt.
South Carolina MD/DO 40 2 40 75% specialty education (30 hrs. every 2 yrs.)
South Dakota MD/DO none
Tennessee MD/DO 40 2 40 1 hr. appropriate prescribing (For DO: AOA 1-A or 2-A)
Texas MD/DO 24 1 12 Min. 1 hr. ethics and/or professional responsibility; (For DO: 12 AOA 1-A)
Utah MD/DO 40 2 20  
Vermont MD none
DO 30 2   Min. 12 hrs. osteopathic medicine
Virginia MD/DO 60 2 30  
Washington MD 200 4    
DO 150 3 60  
West Virginia MD 50 2 50 One time requirement: 2 hrs. end of life care including pain mgmt and 30 hrs. related to specialty
DO 32 2 16 One time requirement: 2 hrs. end of life care including pain mgmt and 30 hrs. related to specialty
Wisconsin MD/DO 30 2 30  
Wyoming MD/DO 60 3 60  

 

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