MASSACHUSETTS
STATE-MANDATED CME CONTENT REQUIREMENTS
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CME Requirements At-A-Glance
Renewal Cycle:  
     Biennial – Based on DOB


State-Mandated CME Requirements:

State-Mandated CME Content Detail
Licensees must complete 50 hours of CME during each two-year licensing cycle. The CME Credits may be earned through Category 1 or 2 activities.

Licensees are required to take the following specialized CME requirements:
  • 3 CME credits in opioid education and pain management if the physician prescribes controlled substances
  • 10 CME credits in Risk Management, which may be Category 1 or 2
  • 2 CME credits for studying each chapter of the Board’s regulations, and these credits may be applied to the Risk Management requirement
  • 2 CME credit in End-of-Life Care issues, as a one-time requirement
  • 3 CME credits in electronic health records as required under, a one-time requirement
  • Child abuse and neglect training, a one-time requirement
  • Domestic violence and sexual violence training, a one-time requirement
Accepted CME
Accepted CME
State Statutes and Codes
Massachusetts Medical Board – Licensing and Practice of Medicine
CME Pilot Program
State Medical Board
Massachusetts Board of Registration in Medicine - Contact Information
Updated March 2020
State requirements are subject to change. Please contact emcallister@facs.org or your state medical board if you have any questions or concerns about the content of this website.