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CME Requirements At-A-Glance
Renewal Cycle:  
     Biennial – Licenses expire based on DOB

State-Mandated CME Requirements:

State-Mandated CME Content Detail
Each physician licensed to practice in Maine must complete a minimum of 40 Category 1 CME credit hours during each two-year licensing period. The CME requirement will be prorated for the first licensure period.

All licensees need to complete 3 hours of AMA category 1 CME on opioid prescribing every 2 years. Three hours of any Category 1 AMA approved program on the prescribing of opioids will suffice. The CME must be taken since your last renewal in order to be counted towards this requirement.

Buprenorphine Waiver Training as described by the Substance Abuse and Mental Health Services Administration (SAMSHA) may be counted toward meeting the requirement of this law as long as the training is approved Category 1 Continuing Medical Education by the American Medical Association Council on Medical Education (AMA).
Accepted CME
Accepted CME
State Statutes and Codes
Maine Board of Licensure in Medicine - Rules and Statutes
State Medical Board
Maine Board of Licensure in Medicine
Updated March 2020
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.