New Jersey has specific requirements for Continuing Medical Education (CME) for healthcare professionals to maintain licensure. As of my last knowledge update in September 2021, the specific requirements might be subject to change, and it's always advisable to check with the New Jersey Board of Medical Examiners or the relevant licensing authority for the most current information. Generally, healthcare professionals in New Jersey are required to complete a certain number of CME credits within a specified timeframe.Physicians and physician assistants, for example, typically need to complete a certain number of CME hours during each license renewal period. The topics and types of activities that qualify for CME credits may also be specified. It's essential for healthcare professionals to stay informed about any updates or changes to CME requirements to ensure compliance with licensing regulations.If you need the latest and most accurate information, I recommend checking the official website of the New Jersey Board of Medical Examiners or contacting them directly for the current CME requirements and guidelines.


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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