New Jersey Physician Continuing Medical Education (CME) Requirements for Licensure Registration

Credit amount: 100 CME course hours per licensure period. There is no first-time CME requirements for physicians who have completed an accredited graduate medical education program within 12 months of their initial licensure period’s end date.
CME/Year: 100
Hours/Year: 50
Licensure cycle: 2 years
Equivalent Certificates: GME
Topics: Physicians must complete a minimum of 40 Category 1 CME hours, with a maximum of 60 Category 2 credit hours. At least 6 hours of CME in cultural competency are required. Over 90 CME credits can be earned in any subject area.

Cultural Competence; The 6 credits for cultural competence are in addition to the 100-hour requirement for physicians. For newly licensed physicians, the Board requires attendance at an orientation program; no CME is provided for this.

Learn about New Jersey’s governing bodies for CME

The New Jersey Division of Consumer Affairs is New Jersey’s governing body for CME and medical license requirements, specifically the Board of Medical Examiners. Their mission is to:

“protect the public's health and safety by determining qualifications of applicants for licensure, establishing standards for practice, and disciplining licensees who do not adhere to those requirements.”

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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