In Arkansas, Continuing Medical Education (CME) stands as a cornerstone for healthcare professionals, ensuring the ongoing competence and knowledge of physicians. Adhering to Arkansas CME requirements is crucial, as it forms an integral part of licensure maintenance. The state specifies CME certification requirements, underlining the commitment to continuous learning in the medical field. Arkansas physicians actively fulfill CME licensure requirements, engaging in educational activities to stay current with advancements in healthcare. These Arkansas state CME requirements reflect the dedication of physicians to providing high-quality patient care through a commitment to professional development and the maintenance of excellence in the ever-evolving landscape of medicine.


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

Credit amount: 20 hours of CME credits per licensure cycle, half of which must be Category 1 in the physician’s primary area of practice.
CME/Year: 20
Hours/Year: 20
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.


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