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CME Requirements At-A-Glance
Renewal Cycle:  
     Biennial - based on licensee's DOB (p. 20)

State-Mandated CME Requirements:

State-Mandated CME Content Detail
By Board Rule, all licensees are required to complete forty (40) hours of continuing medical education courses during the two (2) calendar years (January 1 – December 31) preceding their licensure renewal year.

Two (2) controlled substance prescribing, which must include instruction in the Department’s Chronic Pain Guidelines on opioids, benzodiazepines,
barbiturates and carisoprodol and may include topics such as medicine addiction, risk management tools and other topics approved by the Board.
Accepted CME
Accepted CME (p. 58)
State Statutes and Codes
Tennessee General Rules and Regulations Governing the Practice of Medicine (Renewal, p. 20; CME, P. 57)
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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.