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CME Requirements in Alabama

MD/DO
CME Credits Required: 25 Term(Years): 1AMA PRA Category 1 Credit(s)
TM required: 25
Required Topics: N/A

CEU Requirements in Alabama

Registered Nurses (RN)
24 CE hours every 2 years for RNs. 12 CE hours allowed through independent study.

Licensed Practical Nurses (LPN)
24 CE hours every 2 years for LPNs. 12 CE hours allowed through independent study.

CME Requirements in Alaska

MD/DO
CME Credits Required: 50 Term(Years): 2AMA PRA Category 1 Credit(s)
TM required: 50
Required Topics: 2 hours of AMA PRA Category 1 credits for pain management, opioid abuse, and addiction

CEU Requirements in Alaska

Registered Nurses (RN)
Two of the following three are required for license renewal: 30 CE hours, OR 30 CE hours professional nursing activities, OR 320 CE hours nursing employment

Licensed Practical Nurses (LPN)
Two of the following three are required for license renewal: 30 CE hours, OR 30 CE hours professional nursing activities, OR 320 CE hours nursing employment.

CME Requirements in Arizona

MD
CME Credits Required: 40 Term(Years): 2
AMA PRA Category 1 Credit(s)™ required: N/A
Required Topics: N/A

DO
CME Credits Required: 40 Term(Years): 2
AMA PRA Category 1 Credit(s)TM required: 12 per yr(AOA 1-A) maximum of 8 per yr certified as AMA PRA Category 1 Credit(s)™
Required Topics: N/A

CEU Requirements in Arizona

CEUs not required.

CME Requirements in Arkansas

MD/DO
CME Credits Required: 20
Term(Years): 1
AMA PRA Category 1 Credit(s)™ required: 50% in Category 1 and in primary area of practice.
Required Topics: N/A

CEU Requirements in Arkansas

Registered Nurses (RN)
15 CE hours every two years, or certification or recertification during the renewal period by a national certifying body, or completion of a recognized academic course in nursing or a related field.

Licensed Practical Nurses (LPN)
15 CE hours every two years, or certification or recertification during the renewal period by a national certifying body, or completion of a recognized academic course in nursing or a related field.

CME Requirements in California

MD/CME
Credits Required: 50 Term(Years): 2
AMA PRA Category 1 Credit(s)™ required: 50
Required Topics: 1 time requirement of 12 credits in pain mgmt. and end-of-life care; If >25% of patients are over 65, 20% in geriatric medicine or care of older patients required for all general internists and family physicians.

DO
CME Credits Required: 100 Term(Years): 2
AMA PRA Category 1 Credit(s)™ required: 240 (AOA 1-A or B)
Required Topics: 1 time requirement of 12 credits in pain mgmt. and end-of-life care; If >25% of patients are over 65, 20% in geriatric medicine or care of older patients required for all general internists and family physicians.

CEU Requirements in California

Registered Nurses (RN)
All RNs in the State of California who wish to maintain an active license are required to complete 30 CE hours of continuing education for license renewal.

Licensed Practical Nurses (LPN)
LVNs must complete 30 CE hours of Continuing Education every two years in order to renew their license with an active status

CME Requirements in Colorado

MD/DO
CME Credits Required: N/A Term(Years): N/A
AMA PRA Category 1 Credit(s)™ required: N/A
Required Topics: N/A

CEU Requirements in Colorado

CEUs not required.

CME Requirements in Connecticut

MD/DO
CME Credits Required: 50 Term(Years): 2
AMA PRA Category 1 Credit(s)™ required: N/A
Required Topics: First renewal period for which CME is required (the second license renewal), and once every six years after that: 1 hr in each topic: infectious disease, risk mgmt., sexual assault, domestic violence, behavior health, cultural competence.

CEU Requirements in Connecticut

CEUs not required.

CME Requirements in Deleware

MD/DO
CME Credits Required: 40 Term(Years): 2
AMA PRA Category 1 Credit(s)™ required: 40
Required Topics: N/A

CEU Requirements in Deleware

Registered Nurses (RN)
RNs are required to complete 30 CE hours every 2 years.

Licensed Practical Nurses (LPN)
LPNs are required to complete 24 CE hours every 2 years.

CME Requirements in District of Columbia

MD/DO
CME Credits Required: 50 Term(Years): 2
AMA PRA Category 1 Credit(s)™ required: 50
Required Topics: 3 credits of instruction on HIV/AIDS, 2 credits in LGBTQ cultural competency, 1 credit in pharmacology.

CEU Requirements in District of Columbia

Registered Nurses (RN)
24 CE hours every 2 years.

Licensed Practical Nurses (LPN)
CE not required.

CME Requirements in Florida

MD
CME Credits Required: 40 Term(Years): 2
AMA PRA Category 1 Credit(s)™ required: 40
Required Topics: 1st time renewal: 1 hr HIV/AIDS, 2 hrs medical errors prevention; Subsequent renewals: 2 hrs medical errors prevention; Every 3rd renewal: 2 hrs medical errors prevention and 2 hrs domestic violence.
DO
CME
Credits Required: 40 Term(Years): 2
AMA PRA Category 1 Credit(s)™ required: 20 (AOA 1-A)Required Topics: 1st renewal: 1 hr HIV/AIDS, risk management, professional and medical ethics, FL laws & rules, controlled substances; 2 hrs medical errors prevention; Every 3rd renewal: 2 hrs domestic violence.

CEU Requirements in Florida

Registered Nurses (RN)
All Florida-licensed RNs are now in a 24-month renewal cycle and must complete 24 CE hours of appropriate continuing education during each renewal period. One (1) hour is required for each calendar month of the licensure cycle, including two (2) CE hours on Prevention of Medical Errors. HIV/AIDS is now a one-time, 1-hour CE requirement to be completed prior to the first renewal. Domestic Violence CE is now a 2-hour requirement every third renewal. There is a NEW 2-HOUR CE course requirement for the Recognizing Impairment in the Workplace that becomes effective August 1, 2017, then every other biennium thereafter. Registered Nursing Group 1 will be the first group required to have the new CE for the renewal period ending April 30, 2018.

Licensed Practical Nurses (LPN)
All Florida-licensed LPNs are now in a 24-month renewal cycle and must complete 24 CE hours of appropriate continuing education during each renewal period. One (1) hour is required for each calendar month of the licensure cycle, including two (2) CE hours on Prevention of Medical Errors. HIV/AIDS is now a one-time, 1-hour CE requirement to be completed prior to the first renewal. Domestic Violence CE is now a 2-hour requirement every third renewal.

CME Requirements in Georgia

MD/DO
CME Credits Required: 40 Term(Years): 2
AMA PRA Category 1 Credit(s)™ required: 40
Required Topics: N/A

CEU Requirements in Georgia

Registered Nurses (RN)
30 CE hours every 2 years

Licensed Practical Nurses (LPN)
30 CE hours every 2 years

CME Requirements in Hawaii

MD/DO
CME Credits Required: 40 Term(Years): 2
AMA PRA Category 1 Credit(s)™ required: 40
Required Topics: N/A

CEU Requirements in Hawaii

Registered Nurses (RN)
Beginning July 1, 2017, for every 2 year renewal period RNs must complete one of the following: 30 CE hours of continuing education, completion of a board approved refresher course, completion of a minimum of two semester credits of post-licensure academic education related to nursing practice from an accredited nursing program.

Licensed Practical Nurses (LPN)
Beginning July 1, 2017, for every 2 year renewal period LPNs must complete one of the following: 30 CE hours of continuing education, completion of a board approved refresher course, completion of a minimum of two semester credits of post-licensure academic education related to nursing practice from an accredited nursing program.

CME Requirements in Idaho

MD/DO
CME Credits Required: 40 Term(Years): 2
AMA PRA Category 1 Credit(s)™ required: 40
Required Topics: N/A

CEU Requirements in Idaho

Registered Nurses (RN)
New Continuing Competency Requirements (effective with the 2019 renewal) In order to renew, a licensee shall complete or comply with at least two of any of the learning activities listed below within the two year renewal period. a. Practice: i. Current nursing specialty certification as defined in Section 402; ii. One hundred (100) CE hours of practice or simulation practice b. Education, Continuing Education, E-learning, and In-service: i. Fifteen (15) CE hours of continuing education; ii. Completion of a minimum of one (1) semester credit hour of post-licensure academic education; iii. Completion of a Board-recognized refresher course; See additional options on Idaho BON website

Licensed Practical Nurses (LPN)
New Continuing Competency Requirements (effective with the 2018 renewal) In order to renew, a licensee shall complete or comply with at least two (2) of any of the learning activities listed in the RN requirements within the two (2) year renewal period.

CME Requirements in Illinois

MD/DO
CME Credits Required: 150Term(Years): 3
AMA PRA Category 1 Credit(s)™ required: 60
Required Topics: N/A

CEU Requirements in Illinois

Registered Nurses (RN)
RNs are required to complete 20 CE hours every two years.

Licensed Practical Nurses (LPN)
LPNs are required to complete 20 CE hours every two years.

CME Requirements in Indiana

MD/DO
CME Credits Required: N/A Term(Years): N/A
AMA PRA Category 1 Credit(s)™ required: N/A
Required Topics: N/A

CEU Requirements in Indiana

CEUs not required.

CME Requirements in Iowa

MD/DO
CME Credits Required: 40 Term(Years): 2
AMA PRA Category 1 Credit(s)™ required: 40
Required Topics: Training for identifying and reporting child and dependent adult abuse; as well as 2 credits each of chronic pain management, end-of-life care every 5 yrs.

CEU Requirements in Iowa

RNs and LPNs: For renewal of a three year license, the requirement is 36 CE hours; For renewal of a license that has been issued for less than three years, the requirement is 24 CE hours. For reactivation from an inactive status, the requirement is 12 CE hours that are not more than 12 months old at the time the credit is submitted for reactivation For renewal of a license that has been issued for less than three years, the requirement is 24 CE hours or 2.4 CEUs. It is also required that RNs and LPNs who regularly examine, attend, counsel or treat dependent adults or children in Iowa complete training related to the identification and reporting of child/dependent adult abuse. The licensee is required to complete at least two CE hours of training every five years.

CME Requirements in Kansas

MD/DO
CME Credits Required: 50 Term(Years): 1
AMA PRA Category 1 Credit(s)™ required: 20
Required Topics: N/A

CEU Requirements in Kansas

Registered Nurses (RN)
RNs are required to complete 30 CE hours every 2 years. There is no maximum on the number of independent study CE hours that can be obtained.

Licensed Practical Nurses (LPN)
LPNs are required to complete 30 CE hours every 2 years. There is no maximum on the number of independent study CE hours that can be obtained.

CME Requirements in Kentucky

MD/DO
CME Credits Required: 60 Term(Years): 3
AMA PRA Category 1 Credit(s)™ required: 30
Required Topics: 1 time domestic violence for PCPs.

CEU Requirements in Kentucky

Registered Nurses (RN)
RNs must have proof of earning 14 approved CE hours or one of the other competency options stated by the Kentucky BON (see website link). Other required courses: Course: Pediatric Abusive Head Trauma, also known as “Shaken Baby Syndrome.” 1.5 CE hours. This is a one-time CE requirement covering the recognition and prevention of pediatric abusive head trauma. Nurses licensed as of July 15, 2010 have until December 31, 2013 to complete the course. Nurses licensed after that date have three years from the date of licensure to complete the course. Course: HIV/AIDs- All nurses are required to earn two CE hours of approved HIV/AIDS CE within the appropriate ten-year period.

Licensed Practical Nurses (LPN)
LPNs must have proof of earning 14 approved CE hours or one of the other competency options stated by the Kentucky BON

CME Requirements in Louisiana

MD/DO
CME Credits Required: 20 Term(Years): 1
AMA PRA Category 1 Credit(s)™ required: 20
Required Topics: 1 time board orientation course.

CEU Requirements in Louisiana

RNs and LPNs: The annual continuing education requirement is based on employment: 5 CEU hours (full-time nursing practice), 10 CE hours (part-time nursing practice), or 15 CE hours (not employed or worked less than 160 CE hours).

CME Requirements in Maine

MD
CME Credits Required: 100 Term(Years): 2
AMA PRA Category 1 Credit(s)™ required: 40
Required Topics: 3 hours of Category 1 credit on the prescribing of opioid medication.

DO
CME Credits Required: 100 Term(Years): 2
AMA PRA Category 1 Credit(s)™ required: 40 (AOA 1-A)Required Topics: 3 hours of Category 1 credit on the prescribing of opioid medication. Specialists may obtain other than AOA Category 1 credits.

CEU Requirements in Maine

CEUs not required.

CME Requirements in Maryland

MD/DO
CME Credits Required: 50 Term(Years): 2
AMA PRA Category 1 Credit(s)™ required: 50
Required Topics: N/A

CEU Requirements in Maryland

CEUs not required.

CME Requirements in Massachusetts

MD/DO
CME Credits Required: 100 Term(Years): 2
AMA PRA Category 1 Credit(s)™ required: 40 (AOA 1-A)
Required Topics: 10 credits in risk management, with 2 of those credits in the study of the Board’s regulations; 3 credits opioid education and pain management for renewals; 2 credits end-of-life care, 3 credits in Electronic Health Records.

CEU Requirements in Massachusetts

Registered Nurses (RN)
RNs are required to complete 15 CE hours every 2 years.

Licensed Practical Nurses (LPN)
LPNs are required to complete 15 CE hours every 2 years.

CME Requirements in Michigan

MD
CME Credits Required: 150 Term(Years): 3
AMA PRA Category 1 Credit(s)™ required: 75
Required Topics: 1 credit in medical ethics; 3 credits in pain and symptom management.

DO
CME Credits Required: 150 Term(Years): 3
AMA PRA Category 1 Credit(s)™ required: 60 (AOA 1-A or B)
Required Topics: 3 credits in pain and symptom management.

CEU Requirements in Michigan

All Michigan licensed nurses must complete 25 CE hours of board approved continuing education, with at least one hour in pain and symptom management, within the two years immediately preceding the expiration date of their license.

CME Requirements in Minnesota

MD/DO
CME Credits Required: 75 Term(Years): 3
AMA PRA Category 1 Credit(s)™ required: 75
Required Topics: ABMS cert/ MOC accepted

CEU Requirements in Minnesota

Registered Nurses (RN)
RNs must complete 24 CE hours every 2 years.

Licensed Practical Nurses (LPN)
LPNs must complete 12 CE hours every 2 years.

CME Requirements in Mississippi

MD/DO
CME Credits Required: 40 Term(Years): 2
AMA PRA Category 1 Credit(s)™ required: 40
Required Topics: For initial certification only: DO credits must be AOA 1-A.

CEU Requirements in Mississippi

CEUs not required.

CME Requirements in Missouri

MD/DO
CME Credits Required: 50 Term(Years): 2
AMA PRA Category 1 Credit(s)™ required: 50
Required Topics: 50 hrs AMA PRA Cat. 1, AOA 1-A or 2-A; or 40 hrs of AMA PRA Cat. 1 or AOA 1-A if activity includes post-test

CEU Requirements in Missouri

CEUs not required.

CME Requirements in Montana

MD/DO
CME Credits Required: N/A Term(Years): N/A
AMA PRA Category 1 Credit(s)™ required: N/A
Required Topics: N/A

CEU Requirements in Montana

CEUs not required.

CME Requirements in Nebraska

MD/DO
CME Credits Required: 50 Term(Years): 2
AMA PRA Category 1 Credit(s)™ required: 50
Required Topics: N/A

CEU Requirements in Nebraska

Renewal requirements for RNs and LPNs: Must be 20 CE hours within the last renewal period. Must be related to the practice of nursing. At least 10 of the 20 CE hours must be formally peer reviewed* and approved continuing education. Up to 4 CE hours may be CPR or BLS courses.

CME Requirements in Nevada

MD
CME Credits Required: 40 Term(Years): 2
AMA PRA Category 1 Credit(s)™ required: 40
Required Topics: 2 credits in ethics; 2 credits in prescribing opioids; 20 credits in specialty; 16 credits in any AMA Cat. 1. Prevention of transmission of infectious agents through safe injection practices. Every 4 years: 2 credits in suicide prevention and awareness.

DO
CME Credits Required: 35 Term(Years): 1
AMA PRA Category 1 Credit(s)™ required: 10 (AOA 1-A)
Required Topics: Biennially: 2 credits in ethics, pain management or addiction care. Every 4 years: 2 credits in suicide prevention and awareness.

CEU Requirements in Nevada

For relicensure, RNs and LPNs must have completed 30 CE hours of nursing-related continuing education in the previous 24 months, and must have completed the state-required bioterrorism course.

CME Requirements in New Hampshire

MD/DO
CME Credits Required: 100 Term(Years): 2
AMA PRA Category 1 Credit(s)™ required: 40
Required Topics: 3 credits in Board-approved opioid CME for physicians with NH-DEA License.

CEU Requirements in New Hampshire

RNs and LPNs:
30 CEU hours in 2 years immediately preceding license application including workshops, conferences, lectures or other education offerings designed to enhance nursing knowledge, judgment, and skills. There is no limit to the number of CE hours that can be completed through independent study.

CME Requirements in New Jersey

MD/DO
CME Credits Required: 100 Term(Years): 2
AMA PRA Category 1 Credit(s)™ required: 40
Required Topics: 6 credits cultural competence in addition to 100 hour requirement for physicians licensed prior to 3/24/05; these 6 cultural competence credits may be included if licensed after this date. 2 hours of Category 1 credits in end-of-life-care; 1 hour of Category 1 credit in prescribing opioids.

CEU Requirements in New Jersey

RNs and LPNs:
30 CEU hours every two years

CME Requirements in New Mexico

MD
CME Credits Required: 75 Term(Years): 3
AMA PRA Category 1 Credit(s)™ required: 75
Required Topics: 5 credits in pain management; 1 credit reviewing New Mexico Medical Practice Act and Board rules.

DO
CME Credits Required: 75 Term(Years): 3
AMA PRA Category 1 Credit(s)™ required: 75
Required Topics: N/A

CEU Requirements in New Mexico

RNs and LPNs:
Complete 30 CEU hours of approved CE within the 24 months immediately preceding expiration of license.

CME Requirements in New York

MD/DO
CME Credits Required: N/A Term(Years): N/A
AMA PRA Category 1 Credit(s)™ required: N/A
Required Topics: Infection control, child abuse.

CEU Requirements in New York

Registered Nurses (RN)
RNs are required to complete 3 CE hours infection control every 4 years; 2 CE hours child abuse (one time requirement for initial license); Programs must be from an approved provider.

Licensed Practical Nurses (LPN)
LPNs are required to complete 3 CE hours infection control every 4 years; Program must be from an approved provider.

CME Requirements in North Carolina

MD/DO
CME Credits Required: 60 Term(Years): 3
AMA PRA Category 1 Credit(s)™ required: 60
Required Topics: 3 credits in prescribing controlled substances.

CEU Requirements in North Carolina

RNs & LPNs: For reinstatement or relicensure, a plans for continued competence and completion of one of the following is required.

National certification or re-certification by a national credentialing body recognized by the Board

30 CEU hours of continued education 30 CE hours of continued education

Completion of a Board approved refresher course

Completion of a minimum of two semester CE hours of post-licensure academic education related to nursing practice

15 CE hours of continued education and completion of a nursing project as principal investigator or co-investigator to include statement of problem, project objectives, methods, date of completion and summary of findings

15 CE hours of continued education and authoring or co-authoring a nursing related article, paper, book or book chapter

15 CE hours of continued education and developing and conducting a nursing continuing education presentation or presentations totaling a minimum of five CE hours, including program brochure or course syllabi, objectives, date and location of presentation, and approximate number of attendees

15 CE hours of continued education and developing and conducting a nursing continuing education presentation or presentations totaling a minimum of five CE hours, including program brochure or course syllabi, objectives, date and location of presentation, and approximate number of attendees.

15 CE hours of continued education and 640 CE hours of active practice within previous 2 years .

CME Requirements in North Dakota

MD/DO
CME Credits Required: 60 Term(Years): 3
AMA PRA Category 1 Credit(s)™ required: 60
Required Topics: N/A

CEU Requirements in North Dakota

For RN license renewal, the nurse must meet the continuing competency requirements. Included in this requirement is the completion of 12 CEU hours of continuing education. All CE required for license renewal may be obtained online.

CME Requirements in Ohio

MD/DO
CME Credits Required: 100 Term(Years): 2
AMA PRA Category 1 Credit(s)™ required: 40
Required Topics: Physician owner/operators of pain management clinics: complete a minimum of 20 hrs of category 1 in pain medicine every 2 years, to include at least one course addressing the potential for addiction.

CEU Requirements in Ohio

Relicensure requirement: 24 CEU hours every 2 years. At least one hour must be related to Chapters 4723,1-23 of the Ohio nurse practice code and rules.

CME Requirements in Oklahoma

MD
CME Credits Required: 60 Term(Years): 3
AMA PRA Category 1 Credit(s)™ required: 60
Required Topics: N/A

DO
CME Credits Required: 16 Term(Years): 1
AMA PRA Category 1 Credit(s)™ required: 16 (AOA 1-A or B)
Required Topics: 1 credit prescribing controlled substances every 2 yrs.

CEU Requirements in Oklahoma

Beginning 08/27/2015 RNs and LPNs must complete one of the following options within every 2 year renewal period. 1) verify 520 CE hours of employment a year, or 2) complete 24 CEU hours of continuing education, or 3) verify current certification in a nursing specialty area, or 4) complete a board approved refresher course, or 5) complete 6 academic semester credits CEU hours of coursework at the current level of licensure or higher.

CME Requirements in Oregon

MD/DO
CME Credits Required: 60 Term(Years): 2
AMA PRA Category 1 Credit(s)™ required: 60
Required Topics: 6 credits pain management or end-of-life care. DO: AOA Category 1-A or 2-A

CEU Requirements in Oregon

One-time requirement for seven CEU hours of pain management-related CE. One hour must be a course to be provided by the Oregon Pain Management Commission. The remaining six CE hours can be your choice of pain management topics. Once this requirement is fulfilled, there is no additional CE requirements for renewal.

CME Requirements in Pennsylvania

MD/DO
CME Credits Required: 100 Term(Years): 2
AMA PRA Category 1 Credit(s)™ required: 20
Required Topics: 12 credits patient safety or risk mgmt; 2 credits in child abuse recognition and reporting; 2 credits in pain management or the identification of addiction; 2 credits in prescribing or dispensing opioids (For DOs: AOA 1-A).

CEU Requirements in Pennsylvania

Registered Nurses (RN)
30 CE hours every two years for RNs. Beginning in 2014 RNs must complete 2 CE hours of approved child abuse and recognition and report training every renewal (Act 31). See state website for additional information.

Licensed Practical Nurses (LPN)
Beginning in 2014 LPNs must complete 2 CE hours of approved child abuse and recognition and report training every renewal (Act 31). See state website for additional information.

CME Requirements in Rhode Island

MD/DO
CME Credits Required: 40 Term(Years): 2
AMA PRA Category 1 Credit(s)™ required: 40
Required Topics: 4 credits: ethics, risk management, opioid pain management/chronic pain mgmt, palliative care, antimicrobial stewardship.

CEU Requirements in Rhode Island

Registered Nurses (RN) & LPNs
required to complete 10 CE hours every 2 years. Online courses are acceptable.

CME Requirements in South Carolina

MD/DO
CME Credits Required: 40 Term(Years): 2
AMA PRA Category 1 Credit(s)™ required: 40
Required Topics: 75% specialty education (30 credits every 2 yrs) and 2 hrs related to prescribing and monitoring schedules II, III, and IV controlled substances.

CEU Requirements in South Carolina

Demonstration of competency for renewal of an active license biennially requires documented evidence of at least one of the following requirements during the licensure period: – Completion of thirty CEU hours from a continuing education provider recognized by the board – Maintenance of certification or re-certification by a national certifying body recognized by the board – Completion of an academic program of study in nursing or a related field recognized by the board – Verification of competency and the number of CE hours practiced as evidenced by employer certification on a form approved by the Board

CME Requirements in South Dakota

MD/DO
CME Credits Required: N/A Term(Years): N/A
AMA PRA Category 1 Credit(s)™ required: N/A
Required Topics: N/A

CEU Requirements in South Dakota

CEUs not required.

CME Requirements in Tennessee

MD/DO
CME Credits Required: 40 Term(Years): 2
red Topics: 2 credits every 2 years in prescribing controlled substances; providers of intractable pain management must have specialized CME in pain management (For DOs: AOA 1-A or 2-A).

CEU Requirements in Tennessee

Continuing Education for relicensure is not mandatory in Tennessee. However, mandatory continuing competency is required in Tennessee. In order to maintain continued competence, the board requires the nurse to have practiced in nursing in the last five (5) years and additionally, the Board sets out standards of competence and requirements to maintain competence.

CME Requirements in Texas

MD/DO
CME Credits Required: 48 Term(Years): 2
AMA PRA Category 1 Credit(s)™ required: 24
Required Topics: Min. 2 credits ethics and/or professional responsibility; 10 credits pain management for those who practice in a pain clinic; (For DOs: AOA 1-A).

CEU Requirements in Texas

Required to complete 20 CEU hours every two years. There is also a targeted 1-time, 2-contact hour CE requirement for any RN practicing in an emergency room setting for Forensic Evidence Collection

CME Requirements in Utah

MD/DO
CME Credits Required: 40 Term(Years): 2
AMA PRA Category 1 Credit(s)™ required: 34
Required Topics: 6 hrs may be from Division of Occupational and Professional Lic; up to 15% (6 hours) may come from providing volunteer health care services with one credit awarded for every 4 hours of volunteer services. For controlled substance prescribers: a min. 3.5 hours in controlled substance prescribing.

CEU Requirements in Utah

Renewal of a license requires one of the following every 2 years: 30 CEU hours, OR 200 practice CEU hours and 15 CE hours, OR 400 practice CE hours.

CME Requirements in Vermont

MD
CME Credits Required: 30 Term(Years): 2
AMA PRA Category 1 Credit(s)™ required: 30
Required Topics: 1 hour hospice, palliative care, and/or pain management. In addition, each licensee who has or has applied for a DEA number: 2 hours on safe and effective prescribing of controlled substances.
DO
CME Credits Required: 30 Term(Years): 2
AMA PRA Category 1 Credit(s)™ required: N/A
Required Topics: Min. 12 credits osteopathic medical education. Physicians that dispense controlled substances must complete 2 credits on controlled substances.

CEU Requirements in Vermont

CEUs not required.

CME Requirements in Virginia

MD/DO
CME Credits Required: 60 Term(Years): 2
AMA PRA Category 1 Credit(s)™ required: 30
Required Topics: 2 Category 1 credits must be on controlled substances.

CEU Requirements in Virginia

CEUs not required.

CME Requirements in Washington

MD
CME Credits Required: 200 Term(Years): 4
AMA PRA Category 1 Credit(s)™ required: 120
Required Topics: N/A
DO
CME Credits Required: 150 Term(Years): 3
AMA PRA Category 1 Credit(s)™ required: 60
Required Topics: N/A
MD
CME Credits Required: 50 Term(Years): 2
AMA PRA Category 1 Credit(s)™ required: 50
Required Topics: 30 hrs related to specialty, 3 hrs drug diversion training and best practice prescribing controlled substances.
DO
CME Credits Required: 32 Term(Years): 2
AMA PRA Category 1 Credit(s)™ required: 16 (AOA 1-A or B)
Required Topics: 3 hours of drug diversion training and best practice prescribing of controlled substances.

CEU Requirements in Washington

Registered nurses (RN) and licensed practical nurses (LPN) are required to keep documentation showing at least 531 CEU hours of active practice and 45 clock CEU hours of continuing education within a three year cycle. The first cycle starts on your first birthday after initial licensure. You must attest every three years to reflect you have met the requirements for both practice and continuing education. Do not send documentation to the Nursing Commission in support of the attestations unless notified of an audit via your renewal notice. The Nursing Care Quality Assurance Commission adopted rules in WAC 246-840-200 through 260 for an independent continuing competency program effective January 2011 and recently updated effective January 2016.

CME Requirements in West Virginia

MD
CME Credits Required: 50 Term(Years): 2
AMA PRA Category 1 Credit(s)™ required: 50
Required Topics: 30 hrs related to specialty, 3 hrs drug diversion training and best practice prescribing controlled substances.
DO
CME Credits Required: 32 Term(Years): 2
AMA PRA Category 1 Credit(s)™ required: 16 (AOA 1-A or B)
Required Topics: 3 hours of drug diversion training and best practice prescribing of controlled substances.

CEU Requirements in West Virginia

CEU Requirements for RNs
Completion of the 12 CE hours of CE required for RN relicensure may be accomplished by: 1. Completing 12 CE hours of CE from an approved CE provider; or 2. Completing 6 CE hours of CE from an approved CE provider which may include 2 CE hours of self-study and one of the following completed during the reporting period: A. National certification initially earned or in effect the entire reporting period; B. Completion of a nursing research project as principal investigator, co-investigator or project director; C. Published a nursing related article in a national nursing or healthcare journal; D. Developed and presented a professional nursing education presentation; E. Participated as a clinical preceptor for at least one student or one new employee undergoing orientation and have one hundred-twenty CE hours of one-on-one relationship as a clinical preceptor during the reporting period; F. Evidence of satisfactory evaluation of employment that covers at least six months of the reporting period; or G. Completion of an approved nursing refresher or re-entry course.

Licensed Practical Nurses (LPN)
LPNs are required to complete 24 CE hours of continuing education and engage in 400 clock CE hours of LPN practice in each 2 year reporting period. Reporting occurs on the even years. There is also a 1-time 2-contact hour requirement for end of life care including pain management.

CME Requirements in Wisconsin

MD/DO
CME Credits Required: 30 Term(Years): 2
AMA PRA Category 1 Credit(s)™ required: 30
Required Topics: 2 credits in Board-approved course on responsible opioid prescription. Physicians without a DEA number to prescribe controlled substances are exempt.

CEU Requirements in Wisconsin

CEUs not required.

CME Requirements in Wyoming

MD/DO
CME Credits Required: 60 Term(Years): 3
AMA PRA Category 1 Credit(s)™ required: 60
Required Topics: N/A

CEU Requirements in Wyoming

Requirement for re-licensure: 20 CEU hours in the last 2 years OR Combination of Nursing practice and CEU hours OR Minimum 1600 CEU hours in Nursing practice in the last 5 years OR Minimum 500 CEU hours in Nursing practice in the last 2 years OR Passing NCLEX within the last 5 years OR National certification in specialty area in last 5 years OR Completion of a refresher/orientation program in the last 5 years

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