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CME Requirements At-A-Glance
Renewal Cycle:  
     Biennial – License expires the last day of the month of licensee’s DOB

State-Mandated CME Requirements:

State-Mandated CME Content Detail

Physicians licensed to practice medicine in Georgia must complete 40 hours
of Category 1 continuing medical education every two-year renewal cycle.
Effective January 1, 2018, every physician not subject to Rule 360-15-.01(3)*
who maintains an active DEA certificate and prescribes controlled substances,
except those holding a residency training permit, shall complete at least one
time three or more hours of AMA/AOA PRA Category 1 CME that is designed
specifically to address controlled substance prescribing practices. The
controlled substance prescribing CME shall include instruction on controlled
substance prescribing guidelines, recognizing signs of the abuse or misuse of
controlled substances, and controlled substance prescribing for chronic pain
management. The certification of such completion must occur at the first renewal
following January 1, 2018 or the first renewal following licensure. Completion
of this requirement may count as three hours toward the CME requirement for
license renewal. NOTE: Any controlled substances prescribing guidelines
coursework taken within two years of your last renewal will count toward this
Accepted CME
Accepted CME
State Statutes and Codes
Georgia Medical Board - Admin Code - Renewal Applications
Georgia Medical Board – Admin Code – Continuing Education
State Medical Board
Georgia Composite Medical Board - Contact Information
Updated May 2022
State requirements are subject to change. Please contact or your state medical board if you have any questions or concerns about the content of this website.