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CME Requirements At-A-Glance
Renewal Cycle:  
     Three-year renewal cycle

State-Mandated CME Requirements:

State-Mandated CME Content Detail

Every licensed physician shall complete a minimum of 60 credit hours in
accredited CME course work during the period corresponding to each
recertification triennium. Of the 60 CME, 50% must be earned in areas related to
the licensee’s specialty, subspecialty, or certification in question. Ten credit
hours must be earned in the area of Disease Prevention and the promotion of
health. For physicians providing direct or indirect hospital emergency room
services, 20 Credit hours must address Emergency Medicine, including courses in
life support (CPR, ACLS, and PALS), emergency management, and the study of
emergency medicine. Licensees must also complete six credit hours addressing
Bioethics and Professionalism.
Accepted CME
AMA PRA Category 1 CME Credits™ or equivalent AOA, AAFP, or ACOG Credits
State Statutes and Codes
General Regulations of Medical Licensure
Membership in the Puerto Rico College of Physicians and Surgeons is required for the practice of medicine in Puerto Rico.
State Medical Board
Puerto Rico Board of Medical Licensure and Discipline - 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.