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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 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.