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CME Requirements At-A-Glance
Renewal Cycle:  
     Biennial – Renew by June 30 of odd-numbered years

State-Mandated CME Requirements:

State-Mandated CME Content Detail
Physicians are required to complete 40 hours of continuing medical education every two-year renewal cycle. Thirty of these hours must be in their specialty; 10 may be non-specialty.

Two of the 40 CME must address appropriate procedures for prescribing and monitoring controlled substances. These two hours are required every two years regardless of specialty or whether you actually prescribe controlled substances.

All hours must be AMA/AOA Category 1 taken within the 2-year renewal period.
Accepted CME
Accepted CME - Section 40-47-40
State Statutes and Codes
South Carolina Code of Laws – Physicians (CME, Section 40-47-40/Renewal, Section 40-47-41)
State Medical Board
South Carolina Board of Medical Examiners - 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.