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

Credit amount: 50 contact hours of qualifying CME within the preceding 24-month period. First-time license renewals have no CME requirements.
CME/Year: 50
Hours/Year: 25
Licensure cycle:  Annual—expiring during the licensee’s birth month.
Equivalent Certificates: Nil
Topics: In the first renewal period for which CME is required (the second license renewal), and once every 6 years after that, a physician must take at least 1 contact hour of training on infectious diseases, cultural competency, risk management, including, but not limited to, for registration periods beginning on or after October 1, 2015, prescribing controlled substances and pain management, sexual assault, domestic violence, & behavior health.

Learn about Connecticut’s governing bodies for CME

The Connecticut Board of Medical Examiners and the Medical Licensure Commission of Connecticut are Connecticut’s governing bodies for CME and medical license requirements. Their mission is to:

“protect and improve the health and safety of the people of Connecticut by assuring the conditions in which people can be healthy; preventing disease, injury, and disability, and promoting the equal enjoyment of the highest attainable standard of health, which is human right and a priority of the state.”

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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