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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
  • 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
  • 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 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.