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CME Requirements At-A-Glance
Renewal Cycle:  
     Annual based on licensee’s DOB

State-Mandated CME Requirements:

State-Mandated CME Content Detail
Licensed osteopathic physicians and surgeons must complete one hundred fifty hours of continuing education every three years. A minimum of sixty of which must be earned through AOA Category 1A activities. Certification of compliance with the requirement for continuing medical education of the American Osteopathic Association, or receipt of the AMA physicians recognitions award or a current certification of continuing medical education from medical practice academies shall be deemed sufficient to satisfy the requirements of these regulations. Original certification or recertification within the previous six years by a specialty board will be considered as evidence of equivalent compliance with these continuing professional education requirements.

A licensed osteopathic physician, except for osteopathic physicians holding a post-graduate training limited license, must complete a board-approved one-time training that is at least six hours long in suicide assessment, treatment, and management. This training must be completed by the end of the first full continuing education reporting period after initial licensure. Beginning July 1, 2017, training accepted by the board must be on the department's model list developed in accordance with rules adopted by the department that establish minimum standards for training programs.
Accepted CME
Accepted CME
State Statutes and Codes
Washington Administrative Code - Osteopathic Physicians and Surgeons
State Medical Board
Washington State Department of Health - Osteopathic Physician and Surgeon - 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.