In Colorado, Continuing Medical Education (CME) is an integral part of the ongoing professional development for healthcare practitioners, ensuring they remain up-to-date with the latest medical knowledge and advancements. The Colorado Medical Board establishes CME requirements as part of the licensure maintenance process.

 Colorado's CME requirements encompass a variety of educational activities, including conferences, workshops, and online courses. Physicians actively engage in fulfilling these requirements to enhance their clinical knowledge and skills. The state's CME certification requirement mandates physicians to accumulate a specific number of CME credits within designated timeframes.

 Physicians in Colorado commit to meeting the state's CME licensure requirements, participating in educational activities that contribute to their professional growth. This commitment reflects a dedication to providing high-quality and informed healthcare services to the residents of Colorado. The state's CME requirements contribute to the overall competence and proficiency of healthcare practitioners, ensuring the delivery of excellent patient care.


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

Credit amount: Colorado requires 100 CME course hours for physicians assistants. There are currently no CME requirements for physicians licensed to practice in Colorado.
CME/Year: 2
Hours/Year: 2
Licensure cycle:  Biennial
Equivalent Certificates: Nil
Topics: Must complete at least 2 hours of training/licensing cycle related to best practices for opioid prescribing, recognition of substance use disorders, referral of patients with substance use disorders for treatment, and use of the Electronic Prescription Drug Monitoring Program. Licensees who maintain a national board certification that requires equivalent substance use prevention training, or attests to the Board that the health care provider does not prescribe opioids are exempted.

Learn about Colorado’s governing bodies for CME

The Colorado Board of Medical Examiners and the Medical Licensure Commission of Colorado are Colorado’s governing bodies for CME and medical license requirements. They are responsible for:

"providing consumer protection through its regulation of over 500,000 licensees, registrants, certificants and permit holders within more than 55 professions, occupations and business in the State of Colorado."

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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