In Alaska, continuing medical education (CME) is a crucial aspect of maintaining professional competence for healthcare practitioners. Alaska CME requirements mandate that physicians stay abreast of advancements in their fields. The certification requirements for Alaska include adherence to specific CME licensure requirements, ensuring that medical professionals engage in ongoing education to deliver high-quality care. Alaska physicians are obligated to meet the state's CME requirements, demonstrating a commitment to staying informed in a dynamic healthcare landscape. These Alaska state CME requirements reflect a dedication to the continuous enhancement of medical knowledge, ultimately benefiting patient outcomes and reinforcing the standard of excellence in healthcare practice.


Alaska Physician Continuing Medical Education (CME) Requirements for Licensure Registration

Credit amount: 50 hours of CME credits per licensure cycle
CME/Year: 50
Hours/Year: 25
Licensure cycle: 2 years—physicians must complete an average of 25 hours of CME during each year of the previous licensing period.
Equivalent Certificates: AB: AMA PRA, ABMS, GME
Topics: Physicians must take a minimum of two hours of education in pain management and opioid use and addiction (unless they do not hold a valid DEA registration). More than 40 CME credit hours can be taken on a topic of choice. Credits must be AMA PRA Category 1 Credit™-approved education, or category 1 or 2 of AOA-approved education.

Learn about Alaska’s governing bodies for CME

The Alaska Medical Board is Alaska’s governing body for CME and medical license requirements.
Additional information can be found on their website which includes information pertaining to basic requirements, educational requirements, frequently asked questions, requests for license verification, and more.
All information from Federation of State Medical Boards is subjected to change. It should be verified independently.


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