In Idaho, Continuing Medical Education (CME) is a crucial component of healthcare professionals' commitment to ongoing learning and the delivery of high-quality patient care. The state's CME requirements mandate physicians to accrue a specific number of credits within designated timeframes for licensure maintenance. This commitment underscores the importance of staying current with medical advancements and maintaining the highest standards of practice.Idaho's CME medical requirements cover a diverse range of educational activities, including conferences, seminars, and online courses. Physicians actively participate in fulfilling their specific CME obligations, demonstrating their dedication to continuous professional development. The state's CME licensure requirements collectively ensure that healthcare practitioners in Idaho remain well-informed, proficient, and contribute to the enhancement of healthcare services throughout the Gem State.


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

Credit amount: 40 hours of practice-relevant Category 1 CME credits per licensure cycle.
CME/Year: 40
Hours/Year: 20
Licensure cycle: 2 years
Equivalent Certificates: AMA PRA, AMA PRA app, AOA, ABMS, GME
Topics: As of February 2021, the Idaho Board of Medicine does not have specific requirements. It allows physicians to self-select topics around which they can earn CME and meet licensure requirements.

Learn about Idaho’s governing bodies for CME

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

“protect the general public through the regulation of physicians and surgeons.”

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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