Michigan Physician Continuing Medical Education (CME) Requirements for Licensure Registration
150 hours of CME credits of courses or programs approved by the board, per licensure cycle. No one, including medical school faculty and resident physicians, is exempt from this requirement.
Licensure cycle: 3 years
Equivalent Certificates: AMA PRA
Topics: For MDs 75 CME hours must be Category 1 while for DOs 60 hours must be Category 1. A minimum of 1 hour of continuing education must be earned in the area of medical ethics. The majority of CME credits can be taken on any topic area. Effective December 6, 2017 a minimum of 3 hours of continuing education must be earned in the area of pain and symptom management.
Learn about Michigan’s governing bodies for CME
The Michigan Board of Medical Examiners and the Medical Licensure Commission of Michigan are Michigan’s governing bodies for CME and medical license requirements. Their mission is to:
“promotes and protects the public's health, safety, and welfare. This responsibility is implemented by the Board by ascertaining minimal entry level competency of medical doctors, and requiring continuing medical education during licensure. The Board also has the obligation to take disciplinary action against licensees who have violated the Michigan Public Health Code.”
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.