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CME Requirements At-A-Glance
Renewal Cycle:  
     Annual - Based on DOB

State-Mandated CME Requirements:

State-Mandated CME Content Detail
Each licensed physician must obtain 75 hours of continuing medical education (CME) category 1 credit every three years as a condition of licensure renewal. The Board accepts (re)certification or current Maintenance of Competency issued by ABMS, RCPSC or AOA in lieu of CME. Newly licensed physicians commence their three-year cycle on their birth month following the initial date of licensure. Physicians under Emeritus registration and licensees in full-time residency or fellowship training at a professionally accredited facility are exempt from the continuing medical education requirement.

The Board of Medical Practice requires that licensees with the authority to prescribe controlled substances obtain at least two hours of continuing education credit on best practices in prescribing opioids and controlled substances between between Jan. 1, 2020 and Dec. 31, 2022, including nonpharmacological and implantable device alternatives for treatment of pain and ongoing pain management, as part of the continuing education requirements for licensure renewal. Continuing education credit on best practices in prescribing opioids and controlled substances must meet board requirements.
Accepted CME
Accepted CME
State Statutes and Codes
Minnesota Administrative Rules - License Renewal
Minnesota Administrative Rules – Continuing Medical Education
State Medical Board
Minnesota Board of Medical Practice - 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.