All physicians must complete 60 hours of CME every three years, 30 of which must be certified in AMA Category 1 by an organization accredited by the ACCME. The current three-year CME Cycle is January 1, 2018 to December 31, 2020.
Physicians authorized to prescribe or dispense controlled substances in Kentucky must complete 4.5 hours of Board approved Category 1 CME relating to the use of KASPER, pain management, addiction disorders, or a combination of two or more of those subjects.
Each DEA-licensed prescriber of Buprenorphine-Mono-Product or Buprenorphine-Combined-with- Naloxone shall complete at least twelve (12) hours of continuing medical education certified in Category 1 specific to addiction medicine each three-year renewal cycle.
Primary care physicians, who are granted licensure after July 1, 1996, are required to successfully complete a three (3) hour domestic violence training course within 3 years of the date of initial licensure.
Pediatricians, radiologists, family practitioners, and emergency medicine and urgent care physicians must complete a onetime one (1) hour of training on Pediatric Abusive Head Trauma within 5 years of licensure.