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

Credit amount: 50 hours of CME credits per license renewal cycle.
AMA/ACOG/AAFP/AOA: 40 (40 AOA 1-A for DOs)
CME/Year: 100
Hours/Year: 50
Licensure cycle: Biennial
Equivalent Certificates: AMA PRA, AMA PRA app, ABMS, SMS
Topics: All credits must be either Category 1 or Category 2 CME with the following topical requirements: 2 hours of end-of-life care CME (one-time requirement); 3 hours of opioid and pain management CME for physicians who prescribe controlled substances;10 hours of risk management CME; 3 hours of electronic health records (EHR) CME (one-time requirement); 2 hours of CME credits per chapter for reading the Massachusetts Board of Registration in Medicine’s Regulations, 243 CMR 1.00-3.00.

Learn about Massachusetts’s governing bodies for CME

The Massachusetts Board of Registration in Medicine (BORIM) is the governing body for CME and medical license requirements. Their mission is to:

“ensure that only qualified and competent physicians of good moral character are licensed to practice in the Commonwealth of Massachusetts and that those physicians and health care institutions in which they practice provide to their patients a high standard of care and support an environment that maximizes the high quality of health care in Massachusetts.”

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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