|Continuing Medical Education (CME) Requirements|
Continuing Medical Education Requirements
There are requirements for CME in two areas: state licensure and board certification.
State Licensure - Effective July 3, 2015
Under A.R.S. 32-1825(B), a licensee is required to obtain 40 hours of Board-approved CME during the two (2) years preceding license renewal. The Board shall approve the CME of a licensee if the CME complies with the following:
This requirement is part of the Arizona Rules for D.O.s, found in R4-22-207. Continuing Medical Education; Waiver; Extension of Time to Complete.
A licensee may
fulfill 20 hours of the CME requirement for a particular year by participating in an approved
residency, internship, fellowship, or preceptorship during that year.
If you are unable to complete these requirements in a given calendar year, you may request an extension from the licensing board. More information is available on their website, http://www.azdo.gov.
Download the extension form here.
AOA Membership and Board Certification
Members of the American Osteopathic Association are required to meet the following CME Requirements in order to maintain their membership in good standing:
Please see your specialty certification board for their CME requirements. Additionally, you are required to attain the 120 credits as noted above as well as 10 Category 1-A credits in your certified specialty (per three year cycle).