Missouri physicians are subject to Continuing Medical Education (CME) requirements as mandated by the Missouri State Board of Registration for the Healing Arts. These requirements typically involve the completion of a specified number of CME credits to ensure physicians stay current with medical advancements and best practices. The exact number of credits and the topics covered may vary depending on factors such as the type of license and medical specialty. Physicians are generally required to obtain CME credits from accredited providers, and documentation certifying completion is crucial for meeting licensure requirements. It's essential for healthcare professionals to stay informed about any updates or changes in CME requirements, as regulations may evolve. For the most accurate and current information, physicians are encouraged to directly consult the Missouri State Board of Registration for the Healing Arts or refer to their official website.


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

Credit amount: 50 hours of AMA PRA Category 1 Credit™ or AOA Category 1-A CME per licensure cycle.
CME/Year: 50
Hours/Year: 25
Licensure cycle: 2 years
Equivalent Certificates: ABMS, GME
Topics: The CME license renewal requirement can be met by a) completing 50 hours of AMA PRA Category 1 Credits™, AOA Category 1-A or 2-A credits, or AAFP Prescribed credits; b) completing 40 hours of AMA PRA Category 1 Credit™ or AOA Category 1-A credit if each course, seminar, or activity includes a post-test of the material covered in the 40 CME credits; c) specialty board certification or recertification, or d) participating in an ACGME- or AOA-approved internship or residency program where at least 60 days of the reporting period were spent in the internship or residency.

Learn about Missouri’s governing bodies for CME

The Missouri Division of Professional Registration is Missouri’s governing bodies for CME and medical license requirements. Their mission is to:

“serve and protect the public from incompetency, misconduct, gross negligence, fraud, misrepresentation or dishonesty by providing an accessible, responsible and accountable regulatory system that licenses only qualified professionals by examination and evaluation of minimum competency and enforces standards by implementing legislation and administrative rules.”

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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