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

Credit amount: 40 hours of CME credits per licensure cycle. For DOs, credit hours must be approved by the board in Category I-A, II-A and/or I-B CME as defined by the AOA
CME/Year: 40
Hours/Year: 20
Licensure cycle: 2 years
Equivalent Certificates: AMA PRA
Topics: Appropriate prescribing (1 credit every 2 years)

Unless exempt, both MDs and DOs must complete 2 CME training hours each renewal cycle on the topic of controlled substance prescribing. More than 30 CME credits can be earned in any subject area.

Learn about Tennessee’s governing bodies for CME

The Tennessee Board of Medical Examiners and the Medical Licensure Commission of Tennessee are Tennessee’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.


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