In Vermont, Continuing Medical Education (CME) stands as a cornerstone for healthcare professionals, ensuring they stay abreast of evolving medical knowledge. The state's CME requirements mandate healthcare practitioners, including physicians, to accumulate a specified number of credits within designated timeframes for licensure maintenance. These requirements emphasize a commitment to ongoing education and the highest standards of patient care. Healthcare providers in Vermont engage in various CME activities, such as conferences and online courses, aligning with the state's medical requirements. Physicians, essential contributors to the healthcare landscape, have specific CME obligations, underscoring their dedication to continuous professional development. Vermont's state CME requirements collectively ensure that healthcare practitioners remain well-informed, proficient, and contribute to the delivery of quality healthcare services in the Green Mountain State.


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

Credit amount: MDs and DOs should complete 30 CME training hours per licensure cycle.
CME/Year: 12
Hours/Year: 12
Licensure cycle: Biennial
Equivalent Certificates: AMA PRA
  • For MDs, Vermont requires 1 CME hour on any of the following topics: hospice, palliative care, end-of-life care or pain management. MDs who currently have or who have applied for United States Drug Enforcement Association registration are required to complete 2 hours of prescribing of controlled substances education.
  • For DOs, at least 40% of CME hours must be osteopathic medical education.

Learn about Vermont’s governing bodies for CME

The Vermont Board of Medical Examiners and the Medical Licensure Commission of Vermont are Vermont’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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