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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.

Within the 50 required credit hours, licensees are required to complete 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
  • Alzheimer/Dementia Training, a one-time requirement to be completed by November 6, 2022
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 or your state medical board if you have any questions or concerns about the content of this website.