Florida CME Requirements for Relicensure

Are you confused on where you stand with renewing your Florida license?

Do you need to know what the latest CME requirements are?

If you answered ‘yes’ to these questions, you’re in the right place. This blog forum is where MECOP will share the latest in CME news, changes in requirements from the Florida Board of Medicine, and updates in courses or other resources you may find useful. Check back here often, and feel free to drop us a line if you have a question that we should answer here.

MDs:

Total AMA PRA Cat 1 Credits/Hours Needed – 40

Of the 40 hours…
  • Medical Error Prevention
    2 hours
    Every license renewal
  • Domestic Violence
    2 hours
    Every third license renewal only
  • HIV/AIDS
    1 hour
    Initial license renewal only

NEW – Physicians registered with the DEA and authorized to prescribe controlled substances must complete:

  • Opioid Prescribing
    2 hours
    Must be an approved Florida Board of Medicine Course
    Every license renewal

* Note – approved courses for opioid prescribing may be found here

NEW – One-time requirement:

  • Human Trafficking
    1 hour
    Must be completed by January 1, 2021

DOs:

Total Overall Hours – 40
20 of which must be AOA Cat 1, a maximum of 8 may be taken by home study.

  • Medical Ethics
    1 hour
    Must be Live – Every license renewal
  • Medical Error Prevention
    2 hours
    Must be Live – Every license renewal
  • Domestic Violence
    2 hours
    Every third license renewal only
  • Florida Laws and Rules
    1 hour
    Every license renewal
    Must be live
  • Federal and State Laws Related to Prescribing of Controlled Substances
    1 hour
    Every license renewal
    Must be live
  • HIV/AIDS
    1 hour
    Initial license renewal only

NEW – Osteopathic physicians registered with DEA and authorized to prescribe controlled substances must complete:

  • Opioid Prescribing
    2 hours
    Every License renewal
    Must be an approved Florida Osteopathic Board Course

NEW – One-time requirement:

  • Human Trafficking
    1 hour
    Must be completed by January 1, 2021

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Florida CME Requirements for Relicensure

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