|Continuing Medical Education (CME) Requirements|
Continuing Medical Education Requirements
There are requirements for CME in two areas: state licensure and board certification.
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.