Pennsylvania Physician Continuing Medical Education (CME) Requirements for Licensure Registration
100 hours of CME credits per licensure cycle. MDs must complete at least 20 AMA PRA Category 1 Credit™ hours and DOs must complete at least 20 AOA Category 1-A credit hours.
Physicians renewing their license for the first time are only required to complete 2 hours of board-approved continuing education in child abuse recognition and reporting requirements.
Licensure cycle: Biennial
Equivalent Certificates: SMS, GME
12 hours of CME focused on patient safety or risk management
2 hours of board-approved continuing education in child abuse recognition and reporting requirements
2 hours of education pertaining to pain management, the identification of addiction or in the practices of prescribing or dispensing of opioids (required for all prescribers or dispensers)
Learn about Pennsylvania’s governing bodies for CME
The Pennsylvania Board of Medical Examiners and the Medical Licensure Commission of Pennsylvania are Pennsylvania’s governing bodies for CME and medical license 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.