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CME Requirements At-A-Glance
Renewal Cycle:  
     Biennial - Licenses expire June 30 of odd-numbered years (p. 96)

State-Mandated CME Requirements:

State-Mandated CME Content Detail
A licensee applying for a biennial license renewal shall complete 100 continuing medical education credits in Category I or Category II courses, of which at least 40 of such credits shall be in Category I.

Two of the 40 credits in Category I courses shall be in programs or topics related to end-of-life care.

Health care professionals who have the authority to prescribe opioid medications will be required to complete one continuing education credit on topics that include responsible prescribing practices, alternatives to opioids for managing and treating pain, and the risks and signs of opioid abuse, addiction, and diversion.

Licensees must complete a one-time requirement during the first full renewal cycle following licensure of at least 6 hours of training in cultural competency in these six topics:
  1. A context for the training, common definitions of
    cultural competence, race, ethnicity and culture and tools for
  2. An appreciation for the traditions and beliefs of
    diverse patient populations, at multiple levels- as individuals, in families
    and as part of a larger community.
  3. An understanding of the impact that stereotyping can
    have on medical decision making.
  4. Strategies for recognizing patterns of health care
    disparities and eliminating factors influencing them.
  5. Approaches to enhance cross-cultural skills, such as
    those relating to history-taking, problem solving and promoting patient
  6. Techniques to deal with language barriers and other communication needs, including working with interpreters.
Accepted CME
Accepted CME (p. 161)
State Statutes and Codes
New Jersey Board of Medical Examiners Administrative Code
State Medical Board
New Jersey Board of Medical Examiners - 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.