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Board of Registration in Medicine CME Requirements for License Renewal

  • The Massachusetts Board of Registration in Medicine requires 100 hours of CME credits the two years immediately preceding the license renewal date.
  • A minimum of 40 hours completed must be Category 1 and a maximum of 60 hours completed in Category 2.
  • The majority of the 100 hours of CME credit must be directly related to the physician’s primary area(s) of practice.
  • 10 of the 100 hours completed must be risk management study, with a minimum of 4 of these credits must be in Category 1.  (The remaining 6 credits may be in Category 1 or Category 2.)
  • All physicians must review the Board’s regulations during their licensing cycle; this qualifies for 2 hours of credit and may be obtained through Category 1 or Category 2.
  • 2 hours of study in End-of-Life Care is required in either Category 1 or Category 2 and may be counted as risk management credits.
  • 3 hours of study in Pain Management and Opioid Education is required in either Category 1 or Category 2 and may be counted as risk management credits.  This requirement applies to all physicians who prescribe controled substances (Schedules 1 through VI).
  • Physicians who do not participate in or have a relationship with a hospital that participates in the Meaningful Use program and do not participant in the Massachusetts Health Information Highway must complete a one-time requirement of 3 hours of study in electronic health record education.