30 hours of Category 1 AMA or AOA is required.
See administrative code for more details.
CME Change for Upcoming Renewals: For the next two renewals for both MD and DO physicians, each license holder will be required to take two of the required 30 hours via a Board-approved course on responsible opioid prescription. Physicians who do not hold a U.S. Drug Enforcement Administration number to prescribe controlled substances are exempted under the rules.
Frequently Asked Questions About the New Opioid CME Requirement
List of Board-Approved Courses
Providers who wish to put on a Board-approved course must submit an application to the Medical Examining Board based on the guidelines approved by the Board. Individual license holders should not submit applications for courses that they had previously taken. Only ACCME-accredited CME providers should be submitting applications to the department.
Application Form for Responsible Opioid Prescription Continuing Education Course
Guidelines for Responsible Opioid Prescription
DO PhysiciansBiennium dates for continuing education: 1/1/2016 to 12/31/2017Renewal deadline: 2/28/2018MD Physicians Biennium dates for continuing education: 1/1/2016 to 12/31/2017Renewal deadline: 10/31/2017