Podiatry CME State Requirements

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Find your state in the table below to see how many CME Credits your State requires, when your next renewal date is, and how many you can earn online (revised: August 2022)

STATES THAT ALLOW 100% Online

State Cycle Credits Credits/
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Online Online % Renewal
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Alaska 2
50
25
50
100% 12/31/2022
N/A
N/A
2hr
N/A
N/A
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Alaska law requires an average of 25 hours of Category I AMA- or AOA-approved continuing education hours for each year of the licensing period (two-year licensing cycle). At the time of renewal, the licensee must attest to compliance with the CME requirements. After renewal is completed, the division will perform a computer-generated random audit of licensees who will be required to provide proof of CME courses.

 

OPIOID Requirement - 2 credits every 2 years on pain management, opioid use, and addiction. Alaska State Medical Board

Alabama 1
12
12
12
100% 10/31/2022
N/A
N/A
2hr
N/A
N/A
Requirements Complete Info

Every licensed podiatrist who desires to continue the practice of podiatry shall annually, on or before the first of October, pay to the secretary-treasurer of the state board a renewal registration fee in a reasonable amount set by the board and comply with such other conditions as may be prescribed by the State Board of Podiatry; provided, however, that the license shall be renewed within 30 days after October first, or the licensee shall pay the renewal registration fee and a penalty of $300. Among the conditions to be prescribed by the State Board of Podiatry is the requirement that evidence be furnished by the applicant for renewal of completion of a continuing education program. Such program shall consist of no less than 12 hours, which shall be obtained at the annual state meeting of the Alabama Podiatry Association or any other continuing education program approved by the State Board of Podiatry. Any licensed podiatrist who is inactive in the practice of podiatry for a period of two years may have his or her license renewed to practice his profession on such conditions as may be prescribed by the State Board of Podiatry.

 

OPIOID Requirement - 2 credits on controlled substances  Alabama Board of Medical Examiners

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Arkansas 1
20
20
20
100% 06/30/2023
N/A
N/A
3hr
N/A
N/A
Requirements Complete Info

Twenty (20) hours of continuing education shall be required for the renewal of an individual license. These must be obtained in the twelve month period immediately preceding the year for which the license is to be issued. The hours approved must be from any of the following sources:

  • Any program approved by the Council on Continuing Education of the American Podiatric Medical Association.
  • Hospital programs up to three (3) hours verified by the continuing education director of that hospital.
  • National and state sponsored programs as per the guidelines established by the Council Of Continuing Education of the American Podiatric Medical Association and the Board.
  • A maximum of three (3) hours credit internet courses if approved by the Council of Continuing Education of the American Podiatric Medical Association At least fifteen (15) of the hours must be related directly to the field of podiatric medicine.

OPIOID Requirement - 3 hours in prescribing education within the first 2 years of licensure  Arkansas State Medical Board 

 

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Arizona 1
25
25
25
100% 06/30/2023
N/A
N/A
3hr
N/A
N/A
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Pursuant to A.R.S. § 32-829(A), any licensee who wishes to renew their Arizona podiatry license must present evidence satisfactory to the Board that in the year preceding the application for renewal the licensee attended at least twenty-five (25) hours of Board approved continuing education courses or programs.

Continuing medical education ("CME") courses must be completed between July 1 and June 30 for each applicable renewal year. A licensee may take up to ten (10) hours of CME on the Internet, on a CD-ROM or in podiatric medical literature such as a journal. The licensee's CME report is incorporated into his/her annual license renewal application.

Types of CME courses that are generally approved include hands-on courses in podiatric assessment, anatomy and physiology, surgical techniques, wound care, billing and coding, practice management, ethics, documentation and charting and courses related to medical areas such as diabetes, pharmacology, geriatrics, disease pathology and physical therapy.

Pursuact to A.R.S. § 32-829(C), licensees may request a waiver of CME by submitting satisfactory proof that they were prevented from attending educational programs because of disability, military service or absence from the continental United States.

 

OPIOID Requirement - 3 hours on opioids  Arizona Medical Board 

California 2
50
25
50
100% N/A
N/A
N/A
N/A
N/A
N/A
Requirements Complete Info

BPM regulations require each licensee to complete at least 50 units/hours of approved CMEs during each two year license period. At least 12 units must be in subjects related to the lower extremity muscular skeletal system, and one of the continuing competence pathways specified in Business and Professions Code Section 2496(a) through (h), during each two (2) year renewal period. All courses must be scientific in content, and relate directly to patient care. Licensees must maintain records of CME attendance for a minimum of 4 years in case of audit. The following courses are approved for CME credit:.

  • Programs approved by the California Podiatric Medical Association or the American Podiatric Medical Association and their affiliated organizations
  • Programs approved for Category 1 credit of the American Medical Association, the California Medical Association, or their affiliated organizations, and programs approved by the American Osteopathic Association, Osteopathic Physicians and Surgeons of California, or their affiliated organizations
  • Programs offered by approved colleges or schools of podiatric medicine, medicine, and osteopathic medicine

In addition to the general requirement to earn 50 CME/CECH credits every 2 years for license renewal, California podiatrists have an additional requirement to earn radiology credits if they take x-rays in their office. The Continuing Education Requirements for Certificate/Permit Renewal regulations of the California Department of Public Health (CDPH), last updated in Feb 2017, states that anyone taking x-rays in California must meet the requirements for licensure as a Certified Radiologic Technologist. Those requirements include earning 10 CME credits every two years, “related to the application of X-ray to the human body” which may include “X-ray administration, X-ray management, X-ray pathology, X-ray diagnosis and X-ray quality control.” They go on to say that, “It is the responsibility of the certificate or permit holder to ascertain the acceptability of the continuing education activity as a CE credit for the Department’s purposes.”

Continuing Education Requirements for Certificate/Permit Renewal

IMPORTANT INFORMATION AND REQUIREMENTS 

Podiatric Medical Board of California

 

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Colorado 1
10
10
10
100% 08/31/2022
N/A
N/A
1hr
N/A
N/A
Requirements Complete Info

Licensees must attest at the time of renewal that they have obtained a minimum of 10 hours of continuing education sufficient to maintain currency in the field of podiatry.

 

 

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D.C. 2
50
25
50
100% 03/31/2024
N/A
N/A
N/A
N/A
N/A
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Podiatrist must complete fifty (50) hours of approved CMEs to include: • At least ten percent (10%) or five (5) hours of the 50 required CMEs shall be in the subjects related to public health: Policy Statement on Identifying Public Health Issues for Continuing Education. • Two (2) hours of the fifty (50) required CMEs shall be in cultural competence and appropriate clinical treatment specifically for individuals who are lesbian, gay, bisexual, transgender, gender non-conforming, queer, or questioning their sexual orientation or gender identity and expression. • Twenty-five (25) CME credits shall be directly related to the practice of podiatric medicine. • The CME credits may include the cardiopulmonary resuscitation (CPR) certification. Please note, for this 2022 renewal period, continuing medical education requirements may be satisfied through approved online continuing education courses. New COVID-19 Continuing Education (CE) Requirement: On July 22, 2021, emergency rules were adopted requiring in addition to any other CME requirements, you must complete on or before September 30, 2021, Two (2) hours of continuing education on SARSCoV-2 vaccines, including, but not limited to, SARS-CoV-2 vaccine safety, best practices for counseling patients about SARS-CoV-2 vaccines, and SARS-CoV-2 vaccine efficacy and effectiveness. The new CE requirement may be counted as hours required for public health priorities training hours or optional training hours where applicable
Delaware 2
32
16
32
100% 06/30/2023
N/A
N/A
N/A
N/A
N/A
Requirements Complete Info

Continuing medical education (CME), as that term is herein applied by the Board, includes any and all continuing education requirements, as herein below provided, which must be satisfied biennially by all licensed practitioners as a condition for licensure renewal. Each licensed practitioner shall complete, on or before June 30 of even numbered years at least 32 hours of continuing education as a condition of license renewal.

 

 

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Florida 2
40
20
40
100% 03/31/2024
05/31/2020
2hr
2hr
1hr
N/A
Requirements Complete Info

For the 2020-2022 biennial renewal period, there shall be no cap on the number of credit hours that a licensed podiatric physician may receive for continuing education hours obtained through home study continuing education.

REQUIRED SUBJECT AREA REQUIRED NUMBER OF HOURS IMPORTANT INFORMATION
General Hours 36  
Medical Error 2  
Laws and Rules 1  
Risk Management 1  
Safe and Effective Prescribing of Controlled Substances Course 2 As of July 1, 2021, per s.461.007(3), F.S., required for all Podiatric Physicians to complete for each renewal. The 2-hour course is included within the 36 total general hours required.
Human Trafficking 1 Per s. 64B18-17.001(8), F.A.C., each licensee or certificate holder shall complete a 1-hour board-approved continuing education course on human trafficking. The one-time human trafficking course shall apply to all licensees and is required of new applicants in their first renewal biennium, as well as, of licensees renewing to active status if the course has not already been taken. The 1-hour course is included in the 36 total general hours required.
HIV/AIDS 1 No later than upon first renewal, all licensees must demonstrate completion of a continuing education course approved by the Board on the topic of HIV/AIDS. The 1-hour course is included in the 36 total general hours required.

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First Biennium Renewal: As provided in subsection 64B18-17.005, F.A.C., Podiatric Physicians initially licensed in the biennium or within 24 months of initial licensure are required to obtain five (5) hours of continuing education in the subject area of risk management which may be obtained by attending one full day of a meeting of the Board of Podiatric Medicine at which disciplinary hearings are conducted. The practitioner is then exempt from any other continuing education requirements for his or her first renewal except for a 1-hour course on human trafficking and the hours mandated for prevention of medical errors and HIV/AIDS

 

OPIOID Requirement - 2 hours every renewal on the safe and effective prescribing of controlled substance medications  Florida Board of Medicine 

Hawaii 2
40
20
40
100% 01/31/2024
N/A
N/A
N/A
N/A
N/A
Requirements Complete Info

All licenses, regardless of issuance date, are renewable biennially on or before January 31 of each even-numbered year. To renew, a fee is due and forty (40) hours of continuing education in podiatry is required. For details on continuing education, refer to subchapter 8 of the Board's administrative rules. Failure to renew constitutes a "forfeiture" of license. A license that has been forfeited for one renewal term (2 years), shall be automatically terminated and cannot be restored. A new application will be required.

 

 

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Idaho 1
12
12
12
100% N/A
N/A
N/A
N/A
N/A
N/A
Requirements Complete Info

Education Requirement for License Renewal. Each podiatrist licensed by the state of Idaho must complete in each twelve-month period preceding the renewal of a license to  practice podiatry in Idaho, a minimum of fifteen (15) full hours of podiatry continuing education. Continuing education includes lectures, conferences, seminars, moderator-guided panel discussions, clinical and practical workshops, internet based learning and home study. Education must be germane to the practice of podiatry; and (3-31-22)T
a. Approved by the Council on Podiatric Medical Education; or (3-31-22)T
b. Otherwise approved by the Board. (3-31-22)T

 

 

Illinois 2
100
50
100
100% 01/31/2023
N/A
N/A
3hr
N/A
N/A
Requirements Complete Info

Continuing Education Hour Requirements

  1. Every renewal applicant who applies for renewal of a license as a podiatric physician must complete 100 hours of continuing education (CE) relevant to the practice of podiatric medicine.
  2. A prerenewal period is the 24 months preceding January 31 of each odd-numbered year.
  3. A renewal applicant is not required to comply with CE requirements for the first renewal.
  4. Podiatric physicians licensed in Illinois but residing and practicing in other states must comply with the CE requirements set forth in this Section.

 

OPIOID Requirement - 3 hours on safe opioid prescribing practices  Illinois Department of Financial and Professional Regulation

Podiatric Medical Licensing Board - State of Illinois 

Indiana 2
30
15
30
100% 06/30/2023
N/A
N/A
2hr
N/A
N/A
Requirements Complete Info
  • A licensee who renews a license as a podiatrist shall complete no less than thirty (30) hours of continuing podiatric medical education in courses or programs approved by any of the approved sponsors in each two (2) year renewal period.
  • A podiatrist is not required to complete continuing education requirements for the year in which the initial license is issued.
    • If you received your initial license in the first licensure year, then you are only required to have completed fifteen (15) hours of continuing podiatric medical education for this renewal period in order to renew your license.
    • If you received your initial license in the second licensure year, then you are not required to have completed any hours of continuing podiatric medical education for this renewal period in order to renew your license.
  • Continuing podiatric medical education acquired in any area other than podiatric medicine will not be accepted.
  • Continuing education credit units or clock hours must be obtained within the renewal period and may not be carried over from one (1) licensure period to another.

 

OPIOID Requirement - 2 hours of opioid prescribing and opioid abuse  Medical Licensing Board of Indiana 

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Kansas 3
54
18
54
100% 10/31/2024
N/A
N/A
N/A
N/A
N/A
Requirements Complete Info

Each podiatrist shall complete a minimum of 54 hours of Category I continuing education during the preceding three-year period.

  • Category I continuing education shall mean a continuing education activity that is presented by a person qualified by practical or academic experience, using any of the following methods: lecture, panel discussion, workshop, seminar, symposium, or any other structured, interactive, and formal learning method that the board deems to meet the requirements of subsection. Practice Handbook ref. section 100-49-8.
  • Category II continuing education shall mean attendance at a lecture, panel discussion, workshop, seminar, symposium, college course, professional publication, in-service training, or professional activity that the board determines does not meet the requirements of category I, but that is in a health-related field indirectly related to healing arts skill and knowledge.  Category II continuing education shall include the following: Clinical consultations with other healing arts Practitioners that contribute to a Practitioner’s education, participation in activities to review the quality of patient care, instructing healing arts and other health care Practitioners, patient-centered discussions with other health care Practitioners, participating in journal clubs, using searchable electronic databases in connection with patient care activities; and using self-instructional materials. Practice Handbook re. section 100-49-8.

 

 

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Louisiana 1
20
20
20
100% N/A
N/A
N/A
3hr
N/A
N/A
Requirements Complete Info

Every podiatrist seeking the renewal or reinstatement of licensure, to be effective on or after January 1, 2005, shall annually evidence and document, upon forms supplied by the board, the successful completion of not less than 20 hours of board approved CME.

Louisiana Board of Podiatry Rules

 

OPIOID Requirement - 3 hours drug diversion training, best practices regarding prescribing of controlled substances, appropriate treatment for addiction, and any other matters pertaining to the prescribing of CDS that are deemed appropriate by the licensing board.  Louisiana State Board of Medical Examiners

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Massachusetts 2
30
15
30
100% 12/31/2023
N/A
N/A
3hr
N/A
N/A
Requirements Complete Info

Each licensee shall present satisfactory evidence to the Board that in the previous 12 months he or she attended an educational conference(s) or program(s) approved by the Board for not less than 15 CME credits: provided however, that the Board may exempt from this requirement licensees who submit satisfactory proof that they were unable to attend an educational conference or program because of illness or other good cause. Requests for a waiver of the CME requirement due to special circumstances must be submitted in writing and directed to the Secretary of the Board. Only CME credits which have specifically been approved by the Board may be used to meet this requirement. Courses or programs approved for CME credit by the APMA or the Council of Pediatric Medical Education are approved by the Board.

 

OPIOID Requirement - 3 hours in pain management  Massachusetts Board of Registration in Medicine

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Maryland 2
50
25
50
100% 12/01/2023
N/A
N/A
N/A
N/A
N/A
Requirements Complete Info

TCME Credits - 50 credits are required every 2 years. (including up to 3 hours of category A credits for CPR certification) - CPR certification must be maintained on a non lapse basis.

  • Random audits are conducted to ensure compliance
  • CME's are due by December 1st. There may be no exceptions as 30 days are required to review these educational requirements prior to issuing the license

 

 

Maine 2
25
12.5
25
100% 06/30/2023
N/A
N/A
3hr
N/A
N/A
Requirements Complete Info

Any licensee who renders patient service, either full or part-time, shall be required to complete 25 credit hours of continuing medical education (CME) every two (2) years. In addition to this 25 hours, each licensee must submit documentation of CPR recertification.

Each Doctor of Podiatric Medicine licensed by the State of Maine shall submit to the Board, on a form provided by the Board, satisfactory evidence that a program of continuing medical education has been completed.

A minimum of 15 hours of the total 25 hour requirement must be obtained in Category 1 activities as set forth below.

Any individual who is licensed after June 30th of any even numbered year will be required to obtain 12.5 hours of continuing medical education for the first renewal. A minimum of 7.5 hours must be in Category 1 activities as set forth below.

 

OPIOID Requirement - 3 hours on the prescribing of opioid medication every renewal  Maine Board of Licensure in Medicine

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Michigan 3
150
50
150
100% 03/01/2024
N/A
1hr
3hr
1hr
N/A
Requirements Complete Info

The continuing education requirements apply to every physician renewing a Michigan podiatrist license who has been licensed for the
3-year period immediately preceding an application for renewal. The requirements apply whether or not the physician is actively
engaged in the practice of podiatric medicine and surgery. No one, including medical school faculty and resident physicians, is exempt
from this requirement.
Each podiatrist is required to complete 150 hours of continuing podiatric medical education in activities approved by the board. At
least 3 of the continuing podiatric medical education hours must be completed in pain and symptom management in each renewal
period. Effective September 4, 2020, each podiatrist shall have earned at least 1 continuing podiatric medical education hour in medical
ethics and at least 2 continuing podiatric medical education hours in controlled substance prescribing.
Every podiatrist who is renewing his/her license must retain documentation of meeting the requirements of continuing education.
Those documents should be retained for a period of 4 years from the date of applying for license renewal. 

 

OPIOID Requirement - Minimum of 3 hours in pain & symptom management  Michigan Board of Medicine

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Mississippi 2
40
20
40
100% 06/30/2024
N/A
N/A
5hr
N/A
N/A
Requirements Complete Info

Every Mississippi licensee must earn or receive not less than forty (40) hours of Category I continuing medical education in a two-year cycle as a condition
precedent to renewing his or her license for the next fiscal year. Excess hours may not be carried over to another two-year cycle. For the purpose of this
regulation, the two-year period begins July 1, 2000, and every two years thereafter If the podiatrist has a current DEA certificate, 5 hours of the 40 must be in the prescribing of controlled substances.

 

OPIOID Requirement - 5 hours related to prescribing of medications - emphasis on controlled substances  Mississippi State Board of Medical Licensure

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North Dakota 1
20
20
20
100% 12/31/2022
N/A
N/A
N/A
N/A
N/A
Requirements Complete Info

North Dakota requires Continuing Medical Education (CME) hours as a condition for renewal of licensure. Satisfactory documentation of a minimum of sixty (60) hours of study completed within the thirty-six month period proceeding renewal is required.

If you have not been licensed in North Dakota for a full thirty-six months before renewal, you are required to show completion of a minimum of twenty (20) hours of study for each calendar year of licensure. This requirement is waived for the first year of licensure.

 
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Nebraska 2
48
24
48
100% 04/01/2024
N/A
1hr
1hr
N/A
1hr
Requirements Complete Info

General Requirements for Licensee: On or before April 1, 1986, and on or before April 1 of each even-numbered year thereafter, each podiatrist who is in active practice in the State of Nebraska must:

143-008.01A Complete 48 hours of approved continuing education during the preceding 24 month period.

143-008.01B Submit to the Department an attestation that licensee has met the continuing competency for the 24 months immediately preceding the expiration date.

143-008.01C Be responsible for:

  1. Verifying with the Department that the continuing education programs are approved by the Board;
  2. Maintaining documentation of attendance at or presentation of approved continuing education programs related directly to the theory or clinical application of theory pertaining to the practice of podiatry. Such programs include:
    1. State and national meetings, i.e., a meeting of the American Podiatric Medical Association.
    2. One hour credit for each hour of attendance, and only the portion of such meeting which meets the definition of continuing education can be accepted for credit.
    3. Formal education courses which relate directly to the theory or clinical application of theory pertaining to the practice of podiatry: (1) One hour credit for each hour of attendance.
    4. Podiatric college-sponsored courses in continuing education in podiatry: (1) One hour credit for each hour of attendance.
    5. Podiatric specialty society sponsored courses, i.e., the American College of Foot Surgeons, American College of Foot Orthopedists, American College of Foot Roentgenology: (1) One hour credit for each hour of attendance.
    6. Home study with testing mechanism. Licensee may complete a maximum of 16 hours of the continuing education requirements by home study during each 24 month renewal period. The home study program must have a testing mechanism and must be approved by the Board prior to completion of the home study continuing education program.

      (1) One credit hour for each hour of study; no more than 16 credit hours of this type of continuing education may be counted within a 24 month period.
    7. Examples of nonacceptable subject matter include, but are not limited to, practice management programs and education provided by a business entity for the purpose of promotion of their products or services.
  3. Maintaining documentation of presentation of an approved continuing education program. A presenter may receive credit for only the initial presentation during a renewal period. Credit will not be given for subsequent presentations of the same program.

 

 

New Hampshire 2
40
20
40
100% 06/30/2024
12/31/2020
1hr
3hr
N/A
N/A
Requirements Complete Info

Podiatrists licensed in New Hampshire are required to show proof of 40 hours every 2 years, with at least 30 hours' attendance in formal courses given by an accredited American school or college of podiatry or medicine, or by a state or regional podiatric association recognized by the Council on Podiatric Medical Education or by the American Medical Association and no more than 10 hours of instructional media certified by the Council on Podiatric Medical Education (CPME). Courses must be accumulated between January 1 of the first year of the period and December 31 of the second year and must be reported before April 1 of the reporting year.

 

OPIOID Requirement - 3 hours in opioid prescribing for the management or treatment of pain, or for the treatment of opioid use disorder  New Hampshire Board of Medicine

New Jersey 2
100
50
100
100% 10/31/2023
N/A
N/A
1hr
N/A
N/A
Requirements Complete Info

Physicians and podiatrists must complete 100 credits of continuing medical education, minimum 40 must be Cat I, maximum 60 may be Category II for the two year period prior to renewal.

"Are continuing medical education credits required as a condition of renewal of licensure?

As of 2001, the legislature enacted a law to require continuing medical education as a condition for biennial registration renewal. Physicians and podiatrists must complete 100 credits of continuing medical education, minimum 40 must be Cat I, maximum 60 may be Category II for the two year period prior to renewal. This means those categories of medical education courses recognized by the American Medical Association, the American Osteopathic Association, the American Podiatric Medical Association, the Accreditation Council for Continuing Medical Education or other comparable organizations recognized by the board.

The board may, in its discretion, waive requirements for continuing medical education on an individual basis for reasons of hardship such as illness or disability, retirement of license, or other good cause. A waiver shall apply only to the current biennial renewal period at the time of board issuance.

The CME Requirement applies to all doctors and podiatrists who hold active full fee or reduced fee (retired-paid) licenses, whether or not they are in active practice in New Jersey.

 

OPIOID Requirement - 1 credit related to responsible opioid prescribing, alternatives to opioids for managing pain, risk, and signs of opioid abuse, addiction, and diversion  New Jersey State Board of Medical Examiners

 

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New Mexico 1
16
16
16
100% 01/01/2023
N/A
N/A
5hr
N/A
N/A
Requirements Complete Info
  • 16.21.8.8 HOURS REQUIRED: Sixteen hours of continuing education are required annually, with two hours specifically related to pain management as defined in 16.21.9.11 NMAC; or 32 hours bi-annually with four hours specifically related to pain management. Initial licenses issued for a period of less than six months do not
    require any continuing education for the initial licensing period. Licenses issued for more than six months but less than twelve months require eight hours of continuing education for the initial licensing period.
    A. Continuing education coursework must contribute directly to the practice of podiatric medicine.
    B. One hour of credit will be granted for every contact hour of instruction. This credit shall apply to either academic or clinical instruction.
    [16.21.8.8 NMAC - Rp, Rule VII.A, 10-15-04; A, 7-15-07; A, 11-01-13]
    16.21.8.9 APPROVED COURSES: Continuing education courses offered or sponsored by the following organizations are automatically approved by the board:
    A. a college of podiatric medicine which is accredited by the “CPME” of the American podiatric medical association;
    B. constituent society of the American podiatric medical association;
    C. an organization or sponsor approved by the “CPME” of the American podiatric medical
    association; or
    D. hospital sponsored in-service programs related to the practice of podiatry.

 

OPIOID Requirement - 5 hours in management of the treatment of pain  New Mexico Medical Board

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Nevada 2
50
25
50
100% 10/31/2022
N/A
2hr
2hr
N/A
N/A
Requirements Complete Info

Continuing education for podiatric physician; certification in cardiopulmonary resuscitation; waiver.

  • Every even-numbered year each podiatric physician must, at the time of paying the annual renewal fee, present to the Secretary of the Board satisfactory evidence that during the preceding 2 years the podiatric physician attended at least 50 hours of instruction in courses approved by the Board for purposes of continuing professional education and is currently certified in the techniques of administering cardiopulmonary resuscitation. The Board may waive all or part of the requirement of continuing education in a particular year if the podiatric physician was prevented from that attendance by circumstances beyond his or her control.
  • If a podiatric physician fails to provide proof of his or her continuing education and does not obtain a waiver from the Board, the license must not be renewed.

 

OPIOID Requirement - 2 credits in ethics, pain management, and/or addiction care and 2 credits in misuse and abuse of controlled substances, the prescribing of opioids, or addiction  Nevada State Board of Medical Examiners

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New York 3
50
16.8
50
100% N/A
N/A
N/A
3hr
N/A
2hr
Requirements Complete Info

You must have completed 1.4 hours of continuing education coursework for each month of the preceding registration period in which you were registered to practice (50 hours in a normal three-year period) At least two-thirds (35 hours) of your continuing education coursework must be in the areas of podiatric medicine and surgery The remaining hours (15 hours) may be in the areas of health sciences or in areas dealing with podiatric practice issues such as ethics or risk management. A maximum of 25 home study credits (Category A or B) will be accepted in any three-year registration period.

Podiatrists, and registered nurses must complete course work or training appropriate to their practice regarding infection control and barrier precautions, including engineering and work controls to prevent the transmission of human immunodeficiency virus (HIV) and the hepatitis b virus (HBV) in the course of professional practice, every four years according to Section 6505-b of the Education Law.

Child Abuse  one time requirement effective 1989.

 

OPIOID Requirement - 3 hours in pain management, palliative care, and addiction  New York State Department of Health

Ohio 2
100
50
100
100% N/A
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Requirements Complete Info

Requirements:

  • 100 CME hours in a two-year cycle
  • A minimum of 40 hours must be Category I
  • Residencies and fellowships earn one CME Category I hour per week.
  • *Effective 9/29/2017, the CME cycle period begins on the effective date of the license and ends on the date of expiration. If the CME was completed within the licensee's former CME cycle, it will be considered to count towards fulfillment of the requirements of the current CME cycle.

Category I:

  • Pre-approved accredited CME courses where a certificate is granted for completion of courses
  • On-line CME courses (all 40 Category I CME may be earned from online courses)
  • Accrediting agencies include: AMA, AOA, ACCME, AAFP, CPME, OHFAMA, most specialty boards, and hospitals

Category II:

  • Reading medical articles and journals
  • Attending medical lectures
  • Teaching Interns in physician's office
  • Other activities for which no certificate is granted for completion of course and/or Non-accredited CME courses CME Records/ Audits:
  • CME cycles are for two years; records of CME must be retained for two years after the end of the CME cycle
  • Physicians may be selected at random for auditing of CME hours. Upon receipt of an audit notification, the requested information must be provided within the timeframe indicated on the notice
  • All CME logs/ transcripts that are provided to the board must include the physician's Ohio license number

 

 

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Oklahoma 2
60
30
60
100% 06/30/2024
N/A
N/A
2hr
N/A
N/A
Requirements Complete Info

Continuing medical education (a) Requirements. (1) Each applicant for re-registration (renewal) of licensure shall certify every three years that he/she has completed the requisite hours of continuing medical education (C.M.E.). (2) Requisite hours of C.M.E. shall be sixty (60) hours of Category I obtained during the preceding three (3) years as defined by the American Medical Association/Oklahoma State Medical Association/American Academy of Family Physicians or other certifying organization recognized by the Board. (3) Newly licensed physicians will be required to begin reporting three years from the date licensure was granted.

Oregon 2
60
30
60
100% 12/31/2023
N/A
N/A
6hr
N/A
N/A
Requirements Complete Info

30 hours/year Continuing education compliance can be documented through the following:
Certificate of completion;
Official transcript;
Hospital print-out; or
Letter signed by the program administrator.

 

OPIOID Requirement - 6 hours in pain management  Oregon Medical Board

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Pennsylvania 2
50
25
50
100% 12/31/2022
N/A
N/A
2hr
N/A
N/A
Requirements Complete Info

STATE COVID RESPONSE

100% online CE accepted for renewal that ends on Dec. 31, 2022

Starting 1/1/2023, for the renewal that will end on 12/31/2024, standard CE requirements will be in effect (current regulations allow for up to 10 hours to be done online).

PRIOR TO COVID

In order to renew a license, a podiatrist must have completed 50 hours of CME during the immediately preceding two-year license period. A license period runs from January 1 of an odd-numbered year through December 31 of the next even-numbered year. · Per Act 31 of 2014, two (2) hours of Board- approved continuing education in child abuse recognition and reporting requirements must be completed prior to renewal or reinstatement of a license. Details and a list of Board-approved providers can be found at www.dos.pa.gov. Verification of completion must be sent electronically and directly from the course provider. It may take up to 7 days for the provider to submit the records to the Board's office. · At least 30 CME hours must be in courses or programs that fall within the scope of podiatric medicine and are approved by the Board or the Council on Podiatric Medical Education (www.cpme.org). · The remaining 20 CME hours may be in courses and programs that are in related medical subjects and that are approved by the American Medical Association or the American Osteopathic Association. · A maximum of 10 CME hours may be obtained through approved programs and courses that are Internet-based or that involve the review of magazine or journal articles.

 

OPIOID Requirement - 2 hours of pain management, the identification of addiction or the practices of prescribing or dispensing of opioids  Pennsylvania State Board of Medicine

Rhode Island 1
15
15
15
100% 09/30/2022
N/A
N/A
4hr
N/A
N/A
Requirements Complete Info

Every podiatrist licensed to practice podiatry in this state under the provisions of the Act and the regulations herein, shall on or before the 30th of September of each year, have satisfactorily completed a minimum of fifteen (15) continuing medical education credits as approved by the Board of Examiners in Podiatry. Such approval shall be based on the Standards, Requirements, and Guidelines for Approval of Continuing Education in Podiatric Medicine of the Council on Podiatric Medical Education of the American Podiatry Medical Association.

 

OPIOID Requirement - 4 credits relating to topics in Opioid pain mgmt, chronic pain mgmt, end of life or palliative care  State of Rhode Island Department of Health

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South Carolina 2
24
12
24
100% 12/31/2023
N/A
N/A
2hr
N/A
N/A
Requirements Complete Info

"A person licensed to practice podiatry must pay a biennial renewal license fee which must be established in regulation by the board, biennially must complete twenty-four hours of continuing medical education through a program approved by the South Carolina Board of Podiatry Examiners, and must submit documentation to the board of completion of this education. If a podiatrist is authorized pursuant to state and federal law to prescribe controlled substances, two of the requisite biennial hours of continuing education must be related to approved procedures of prescribing and monitoring controlled substances listed in Schedules II, III, and IV of the schedules provided for in Sections 44-53-210, 44-53-230, and 44-53-250. If the renewal fee is not accompanied with the appropriate continuing education documentation, the license may not be renewed and is considered late and subject to the penalties promulgated by the board in regulation. If the renewal fee is not paid within two months after the date of notification by the department that the fee is due, the license of the person failing to pay shall be considered late and a penalty imposed as determined by regulation. After an additional sixty days a nonrenewed license must be suspended or revoked and must be reissued only by a majority vote of the Board of Podiatry Examiners and upon payment of a late fee and penalties established by the board."

 

OPIOID Requirement - 2 credits of prescribing and monitoring controlled substances.  South Carolina Board of Medical Examiners

South Dakota 2
30
15
30
100% 06/30/2023
N/A
N/A
N/A
N/A
N/A
Requirements Complete Info

Each licensee shall, prior to July 1, 2001, and every two years thereafter, provide written verification to the Board of Podiatry Examiners of the completion of 30 hours of continuing medical education. The program hours must be approved and certified by the Council of Podiatric Medical Education of the American Podiatric Medical Association. The necessary verification shall accompany each application for licensure renewal. If satisfactory verification is not received, the board shall deny the renewal application or take action to revoke or suspend the license of an individual not in compliance.

Up to 30 additional hours of satisfactory continuing medical education can be carried over for two years only.

 

 

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Utah 2
40
20
40
100% 09/30/2022
N/A
N/A
4hr
N/A
N/A
Requirements Complete Info

58-5a-304. Continuing education.

  1. The division may require each person holding a license under this chapter to complete in each two-year period not more than 40 hours of qualified continuing professional education in accordance with standards defined by rule as a requirement prior to license renewal under this chapter.
  2. In establishing continuing education requirements under this section the division shall in collaboration with the board recognize the existing educational methods, procedures, devices, and programs in use among the various podiatry specialty organizations.
  3. The division shall give licensees credit toward continuing education requirements for participation in and completion of continuing education programs of:
    1. the American Podiatric Medical Association;
    2. the Utah Podiatric Medical Association;
    3. all colleges of podiatric medicine accredited by the Council on Education of the American Podiatric Medical Association; and
    4. similar programs of other organizations that are approved by the division in collaboration with the board.
  4. If a renewal period is shortened or extended to effect a change of the renewal cycle, the continuing education hours required for that renewal period shall be increased or decreased accordingly, as a pro rata amount of the requirements of a two-year period.

 

OPIOID Requirement - Controlled substance prescribers: 4 hrs controlled substance training - 0.5 hrs through an online tutorial/test provided by the board, the remaining 3.5 hours are AMA credits that meet board requirements  Utah Department of Commerce and Division of Occupational and Professional Licensing

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Virginia 2
60
30
60
100% N/A
N/A
N/A
2hr
N/A
N/A
Requirements Complete Info
  1. A minimum of 30 of the 60 hours shall be in Type 1 activities or courses offered by an accredited sponsor or organization sanctioned by the profession.
    1. Type 1 hours in podiatry shall be accredited by the American Podiatric Medical Association, the American Council of Certified Podiatric Physicians and Surgeons or any other organization approved by the board.
  2. No more than 30 of the 60 hours may be Type 2 activities or courses, which may or may not be approved by an accredited sponsor or organization but which shall be chosen by the licensee to address such areas as ethics, standards of care, patient safety, new medical technology, and patient communication. Up to 15 of the Type 2 continuing education hours may be satisfied through delivery of services, without compensation, to low-income individuals receiving services through a local health department or a free clinic organized in whole or primarily for the delivery of health services. One hour of continuing education may be credited for one hour of providing such volunteer services. For the purpose of continuing education credit for voluntary service, documentation by the health department or free clinic shall be acceptable.

 

OPIOID Requirement - 2 hours in topics related to pain management, responsible prescribing of covered/controlled substances, and diagnosis and management of addiction  Virginia Board of Medicine

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Vermont 2
30
15
30
100% 11/30/2022
N/A
N/A
1hr
N/A
N/A
Requirements Complete Info

A change to Vermont law in 2011 (26 VSA § 1400) requires physicians licensed by the Board to complete CME for license renewal. The general requirement is 30 hours of AMA PRA Category 1TM credit during the period from December 1, 2016 to November 30, 2018. If you were licensed for less than the full period, or if you are in the military and were ordered to duty, your obligation may be less. Except for the two subject-specific requirements

33.1

  • Continuing Medical Education. Required CME: Prescribing Controlled Substances. All podiatry licensees who prescribe controlled substances shall certify at the time of each renewal that they have completed at least two hours of CME activity on controlled substances prescribing. The activity must be accredited as AMA PRA Category 1 Credit™ training or Council on Podiatric Medical Education approved training. The following topics must be covered, as required by Vermont law: abuse and diversion, safe use, and appropriate storage and disposal of controlled substances; the appropriate use of the Vermont Prescription Monitoring System; risk assessment for abuse or addiction; pharmacological and nonpharmacological alternatives to opioids for managing pain; medication tapering and cessation of the use of controlled substances; and relevant State and federal laws and regulations concerning the prescription of opioid controlled substances. Each licensee who is registered with the U.S. Drug Enforcement Agency (D.E.A.) and who holds a D.E.A. number to prescribe controlled substances, or who has submitted a pending application for one, is presumed to prescribe controlled substances and must meet this requirement. Any podiatrist who is required to certify completion of this CME to renew, but who cannot, will be subject to the provisions regarding makeup of missing CME in 22.3 and 22.4.

 

OPIOID Requirement - 1 credit in hospice, palliative care, or pain management  Vermont Board of Medical Practice

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Washington 2
100
50
100
100% N/A
N/A
N/A
1hr
N/A
N/A
Requirements Complete Info
  1. The board encourages podiatric physicians and surgeons to deliver high-quality patient care. The board recognizes that continuing education programs designed to inform practitioners of recent developments within podiatric medicine and relative fields and review of various aspects of basic professional education and podiatric practice are beneficial to professional growth. The board requires participation in podiatric continuing education as a mechanism to maintain and enhance competence.
  2. A podiatric physician and surgeon must complete one hundred hours of continuing education every two years and comply with chapter 246-12 WAC, Part 7 and WAC 246-922-310.
  3. To satisfy the continuing medical education requirements identified in subsection (2) of this section, a podiatric physician and surgeon may:
    1. Serve as a resident in an approved postgraduate residency training program; or
    2. Certify or recertify within the previous four years with a specialty board.

 

OPIOID Requirement - 1 hour in opioid prescribing  Washington Medical Commission

Wisconsin 2
50
25
50
100% 10/31/2022
N/A
N/A
2hr
N/A
N/A
Requirements Complete Info

Continuing podiatric medical education required; waiver. (1) Each podiatrist required to complete the biennial training requirement under s. 448.665, Stats., shall, in each second year at the time of making application for a certificate of registration as required under s. 448.665, Stats., sign a statement on the application for registration certifying that the podiatrist has completed at least 50 hours of acceptable continuing educational programs relevant to the practice of podiatric medicine within each 2-year period immediately preceding the renewal date specified under s. 440.08 (2) (a) 60., Stats

 

OPIOID Requirement - 2 hours on a board-approved course in responsible opioid prescription  Wisconsin Medical Examining Board

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West Virginia 2
50
25
50
100% 06/30/2023
N/A
N/A
3hr
N/A
N/A
Requirements Complete Info

Successful completion of a minimum of 50 hours of continuing podiatric education satisfactory to the Board during the preceding two year period is required for the biennial renewal of a podiatric license. Beginning July 1, 2008, at least thirty (30) hours of the hours must be related to the podiatrist's area or areas of specialty.

Continuing podiatric education satisfactory to the Board means:

  1. Take continuing podiatric education approved by the council on podiatric medical education, or
  2. Take continuing podiatric education given under the auspices of the podiatry colleges in the United States, or
  3. Take continuing medical education designated as Category I by the american medical association or the academy of family physicians.
  4. Take continuing podiatric education given under the auspices of the West Virginia podiatric medical association.
  5. Teach podiatric education courses or lectures in podiatry taught to podiatric students, residents, or licensed podiatrists, or serve as a preceptor to podiatric students or residents: Provided, that a podiatrist may not count more than twenty hours in this category toward the required fifty hours of podiatric education.
  6. Beginning May 1, 2014, unless a podiatrist has completed and timely provided to the Board a Board-developed certification waiver form attesting that he or she has not prescribed, administered, or dispensed a controlled substance during the entire previous reporting period, every podiatrist as a prerequisite to license renewal shall complete a minimum of three hours of drug diversion training and best practice prescribing of controlled substances training during the previous reporting period. Said three hours shall be part of the fifty total hours of continuing education required and not three additional hours.

THERE ARE NO OTHER TYPES OR CATEGORIES OF CONTINUING PODIATRIC EDUCATION SATISFACTORY TO THE BOARD.

 

OPIOID Requirement - 3 credits in a board-approved course on drug diversion and best practice prescribing of controlled substances  West Virginia Board of Medicine

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Wyoming 2
40
20
40
100% 07/01/2023
N/A
N/A
N/A
N/A
N/A
Requirements Complete Info

Section 7. Continuing Education

  1. All licensees shall complete 40 (forty) hours of continuing education every two years. All continuing education hours shall be earned within two years prior to the license expiration date. There shall be no carryover of hours from one renewal period to another.
  2. The content of continuing education activities shall help individual podiatric physicians to carry out his or her professional responsibilities more effectively and efficiently.
  3. Examples of appropriate content include, but are not limited to the following:
    1. clinical medicine and surgery topics,
    2. risk management associated with patient care (e.g., understanding of and proper documentation of complications, effective communication with patients, and informed consent),
    3. medical and professional ethics,
    4. public health,
    5. epidemiology and related issues.

 

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STATES THAT LIMIT CME EARNED ONLINE

State Cycle Credits Credits/
Yr
Online Online % Renewal
Date
COVID-19 Renewal Date Risk/
Errors/Ethics
Opioids/
Pain Man
Human
Traffic
Infection
Control
Additional
Requirements
Complete Info
Connecticut 0
0
0
0
0% N/A
N/A
N/A
1hr
N/A
N/A
Requirements Complete Info

Licensing Requirements

License Types with Continuing Education Requirements

 

OPIOID Requirements - 1 hour of prescribing controlled substances and pain management  Connecticut Medical Examining Board

Georgia 2
50
25
25
50% 08/31/2023
N/A
N/A
3hr
N/A
N/A
Requirements Complete Info

The purpose of continuing education hours for podiatrists is to maintain and enhance the professional competence of podiatrists licensed to practice in Georgia for the protection of the health and welfare of the people of the State of Georgia.

As a requirement for the biennial renewal of his/her license, a podiatrist must certify to the Georgia State Board of Podiatry Examiners the completion of not less than fifty (50) hours of approved continuing education in the preceding two (2) years prior to the license expiration date.
(a)    No more than twenty-five (25) hours shall be obtained from online courses/correspondence courses/webinar, and such courses must be approved by the Council of Podiatric Medical Education (CPME).
(b)    No more than ten (10) hours shall be obtained live (in person) from any healthcare related source.
(c)    At least thirty (30) continuing medical education hours must be approved by the Council of Podiatric Medical Education (CPME) and/or the Georgia Podiatric Medical Association (GPMA) and must be obtained live (in person).

(d) Every Podiatrist who maintains an active DEA certificate and prescribes controlled substances, except those holding a residency training permit, shall complete, at least one time, three (3) hours of CME that is specifically designed to address controlled substance prescribing practices. The controlled substance prescribing CME shall include instruction on controlled substance prescribing guidelines, recognizing signs of the abuse or misuse of controlled substances, and controlled substance prescribing for acute pain management.

Georgia State Board of Podiatry

Iowa 2
40
20
10
25% 06/30/2024
N/A
1hr
1hr
N/A
N/A
Requirements Complete Info

645-222.2(149,272C) Continuing education requirements. 222.2(1) The biennial continuing education compliance period shall extend for a two-year period beginning on July 1 of each even-numbered year and ending on June 30 of the next even-numbered year. Each biennium, each person who is licensed to practice as a podiatrist in this state shall be required to complete a minimum of 40 hours of continuing education. 222.2(2) Requirements for new licensees. Those persons licensed for the first time shall not be required to complete continuing education as a prerequisite for the first renewal of their licenses. Continuing education hours acquired anytime from the initial licensing until the second license renewal may be used. The new licensee will be required to complete a minimum of 40 hours of continuing education per biennium for each subsequent license renewal. 222.2(3) Hours of continuing education credit may be obtained by attending and participating in a continuing education activity. These hours must be in accordance with these rules. 222.2(4) No hours of continuing education shall be carried over into the next biennium. 222.2(5) It is the responsibility of each licensee to finance the cost of continuing education.

 

 

Kentucky 1
20
20
5
25% 06/30/2023
12/31/2020
N/A
5hr
N/A
N/A
Requirements Complete Info

Section 1.

(1) Each podiatrist licensed by the board shall annually complete twenty (20) hours of continuing education relating to the practice of podiatry.

(2) The twenty (20) hours shall include:

(a) At least fifteen (15) Category A continuing education hours; and (b) Not more than five (5) Category B continuing education hours.

(3) A continuing education hour shall equal fifty (50) clock minutes of participating in continuing education instruction or presentation that meets the requirements of this administrative regulation for continuing education courses

(4)

(a) Beginning on July 1, 2012, and annually thereafter, each podiatrist licensed by the board shall complete at least one and one-half (1.5) hours of continuing education related to the use of the Kentucky All-Schedule Prescription Electronic Reporting System (KASPER), pain management, or addiction disorders. (b) This requirement shall be included in the twenty (20) hours of continuing education required by this administrative regulation.

 

OPIOID Requirement -

4.5 hours of board-approved training related to KASPER, pain management, or addiction disorders

-DEA-licensed prescribers of Buprenorphine-Mono-Product or Buprenorphine-Combined-with-Naloxone are required to complete 12 hours specific to addiction medicine every three-year licensing period.  Kentucky Board of Medical Licensure

Minnesota 2
40
20
8
20% 06/30/2023
N/A
N/A
N/A
N/A
N/A
Requirements Complete Info

To renew your license you must have completed 40 hours of continuing medical education approved by the Council of Podiatric Education (CPME) or Minnesota Board of Podiatric Medicine for the two year renewal period. Only 8 hours of continuing medical education can be obtained from online courses.

 

 

Missouri 2
50
25
12
24% 02/28/2024
N/A
N/A
N/A
N/A
2hr
Requirements Complete Info

Each applicant for license renewal shall certify to the board that s/he has attended twenty-four (24) hours of board-approved continuing medical education (CME) for the biennial renewal period immediately preceding the biennial license renewal date. Applicants who qualify under section 330.010.2, RSMo to perform surgery of the ankle must certify that s/he has attended an additional twenty-six (26) hours of boardapproved CME for the biennial renewal period immediately preceding the biennial license renewal date. Prior to January 2005, a copy of Foot & Ankle Board Certification or certificate of a twenty-four (24)-month postgraduate clinical residency program in podiatric surgery shall be on file with the state board for acceptance of the additional CMEs, before the endorsement of Ankle Surgery Certified will be added to their biennial renewal license. After January 2005, a certificate of completion of a twenty-four (24)-month postgraduate clinical residency program in podiatric surgery is required for acceptance of the additional CMEs and the Ankle Surgery Certified endorsement.

 

 

Montana 0
0
0
0
0% N/A
N/A
N/A
N/A
N/A
N/A
Requirements Complete Info

None for the state - However hospitals and BC/BS require 50 every 2 years or 75 every 3 years

 

 

North Carolina 1
25
25
5
20% 06/30/2023
N/A
N/A
3hr
N/A
N/A
Requirements Complete Info

Completion of 25 hours of Continuing Medical Education (CME) is required per year (July 1-June 30) for renewal of licensure. CME credits shall not be carried over from the previous licensure year.

 

OPIOID Requirement - 3 hours in controlled substances  North Carolina Medical Board

Puerto Rico 3
45
15
0
0% N/A
N/A
N/A
N/A
N/A
N/A
N/A Complete Info
Tennessee 1
15
15
5
33% 06/30/2023
N/A
N/A
2hr
N/A
N/A
Requirements Complete Info

The Board requires each licensed Podiatrist to complete fifteen (15) clock hours of continuing education each calendar year (January 1- December 31).

  • Twelve (12) hours of the fifteen (15) clock hour requirement shall be clinical, scientific, or related to patient care. If the licensee is performing ankle surgery pursuant to T.C.A. § 63-3-101 (b) (1), ten (10) of these twelve (12) hours shall pertain to ankle surgery.
  • Beginning January 1, 2008, at least one (1) hour of the annual fifteen (15) hour requirement shall, every other calendar year, be a course designed specifically to address prescribing practices.
  • Ten (10) of the fifteen (15) clock hour requirement must be completed in the traditional "lecture/classroom" format.
  • Five (5) hours of the fifteen (15) clock hour requirement may be completed in any of the following multi-media formats: The Internet, Closed circuit television, Satellite broadcast, Correspondence courses, Videotapes, CD-Rom, DVD, Teleconferencing, Videoconferencing or Distance learning. Acceptable continuing education shall consist of courses provided or sponsored by the APMA, APMA approved colleges of podiatric medicine, state, regional (zone), national and affiliated specialty groups, the U.S. federal government, or other education programs approved by the Board.


OPIOID Requirement - 2 hours of prescribing controlled substances, which must include instruction in the TN Chronic Pain Guidelines 

Source:  Tennessee Board of Podiatric Medical Examiners

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Texas 2
50
25
20
40% 11/01/2022
N/A
N/A
N/A
N/A
N/A
Requirements Complete Info

Licensed podiatric physicians must obtain 50 hours of continuing medical education (CME) each biennium in order to renew their licenses.

Human trafficking prevention training required for license renewal may be accepted for up to 2 hours of the required Ethics CME credit. 

TDLR will only give credit for those courses that relate to Podiatric Medicine.

As an example, a Podiatric Physician taking CME courses on brain surgery, proctology, shoulders, etc. would NOT be acceptable.

However, courses on the foot/ankle, lower extremity, cardiovascular system, nervous system, diabetes, renal system, obesity, risk management, drug prescriptions, pain management, bones, muscles, nerves, wound care, nutrition, electronic/medical records, etc., or the like, would be acceptable for 100% credit. Courses on histories/physicals, CPR, ACLS, admissions, discharge, oncology, systemic diseases (which have an effect/manifestation of diseases of the foot/lower extremity), or dermatology are also acceptable.

Additionally, courses on Medicare/Medicaid (government healthcare programs, CMS, and MAC/RAC, integrity/anti-fraud measures, etc.), electronic medical records and tools to improve care related to re-ordering, reconciling medication orders and monitoring and reporting quality data (in response to federal/national initiatives related to improved patient care and safety) are acceptable.

Question Submitted to Texas Department of Licensing & Regulation - Podiatry - July 18, 2022 

We are a CPME (Council on Podiatric Medical Education) CME provider and have received an inquiry from one of your podiatrist licensees, Ronald Lepow, DPM which requires a judgement/decision on your part. He and we see that Texas DPMs have a limit on what you call Home Study Programs: https://www.tdlr.texas.gov/pod/podce.htm There is a distinction made by many states between online on-demand CME lectures and live streaming virtual conferences. The question is, do you consider live streaming online conferences Home Study Programs, or not. Dr. Lepow wants to know if CME earned at live streaming virtual conferences, are considered Home Study Programs and therefore, limited to 20 hour per biennium. Thank you for your response. 

Reponse Received on 08/10/2022

If a licensee attends a virtual conference, no, this is not the same as a home-study course. However, the provider if responsible for providing a certificate of completion to the attendee in order for credit to be awarded. 

Thank you, 

Lorraine Sroufe
Team Lead E&E
TDLR

Texas Department of Licensing & Regulation - Podiatry