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.