South Carolina Physician Continuing Medical Education (CME) Requirements for Licensure Registration
Credit amount: 40 hours of AMA PRA Category 1™ and/or AOA Category 1 CME credits per licensure cycle
Licensure cycle: 2 years
Equivalent Certificates: ABMS, GME
Topics: In addition to requiring AMA PRA Category 1™ and/or AOA Category 1 CME hours, 30 hours of the required 40 must be on topics pertaining to the physician’s specialty. Physicians must complete 3 CME training hours each renewal cycle on the topic of safe prescribing and monitoring of controlled substances.
Learn about South Carolina’s governing bodies for CME
The South Carolina Board of Medical Examiners and the Medical Licensure Commission of South Carolina are South Carolina’s governing bodies for CME and medical license requirements. Their mission is to:
“protect the public and fulfill two major functions: (1) licensing physicians (M.D. and D.O.), physician assistants, anesthesiologist assistants, respiratory care practitioners, registered cardiovascular invasive specialists, acupuncturists, auricular therapists, and auricular detoxification specialists; and (2) investigating and disciplining licensees found to be engaged in misconduct as defined in the professions' respective practice acts.”
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.