Wisconsin places a strong emphasis on Continuing Medical Education (CME) as an integral component of professional development for healthcare practitioners. The state's licensure requirements necessitate healthcare professionals, including physicians, to actively participate in CME activities. These activities are designed to ensure that practitioners remain current with evolving medical knowledge and technology, ultimately enhancing the quality of patient care. The CME certification requirements for Wisconsin include a specified number of credits that practitioners must accrue over a designated period. By engaging in various CME opportunities, such as workshops, conferences, and online courses, healthcare providers in Wisconsin demonstrate their commitment to ongoing education, professional growth, and the highest standards of medical practice. Compliance with these CME requirements is not only a regulatory obligation but also a testament to the dedication of Wisconsin's healthcare professionals to delivering optimal and up-to-date healthcare services to the community.


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

Credit amount: 30 hours of AMA PRA Category 1™ and/or AOA Category 1 CME credits per licensure cycle.
CME/Year: 30
Hours/Year: 15
Licensure cycle: Biennial
Equivalent Certificates: AMA PRA
Topics: Physicians must complete 2 credit hours of approved CME in the topic of responsible opioid prescription. Physicians who do not hold a U.S. Drug Enforcement Administration number to prescribe controlled substances are exempt from this requirement. More than 20 CME credits can be earned in any subject area.

Learn about Wisconsin’s governing bodies for CME

The Wisconsin Board of Medical Examiners and the Medical Licensure Commission of Wisconsin are Wisconsin’s governing bodies for CME and medical license requirements. Their mission is to:

“promote economic growth and stability while protecting the citizens of Wisconsin as designated by statute.”

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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