Arkansas Physician Continuing Medical Education (CME) Requirements for Licensure Registration
20 hours of CME credits per licensure cycle, half of which must be Category 1 in the physician’s primary area of practice.
Licensure cycle: 1 year— expiring the last day of the licensee’s birth month.
Equivalent Certificates:AOA, ABMS, GME
Topics: Effective beginning the 2019 renewal cycle, Arkansas physicians must complete 1 hour of CME related to opioids and benzodiazepines.
Learn about Arkansas’s governing bodies for CME
The Arkansas Medical Board is Arkansas’s governing body for CME and medical license requirements. Their mission is to:
“protect the public and act as their advocate by effectively regulating the practices of Medical Doctors, Osteopathic Medical Doctors, Physician Assistants, Medical Corporations, Respiratory Therapists, Occupational Therapists, Occupational Therapy Assistants, Radiology Practitioner Assistants and Radiologist Assistants.”
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.