North Carolina CME Requirements

What you need to know about North Carolina medical license renewal and board certification

North Carolina Medical Board CME Requirements

Annual State CME Requirements for North Carolina
60 total hours every 3 years
✔ 60 Category 1 Credits in Area of Practice
✔ 3 Controlled Substances

Each person licensed to practice medicine in the State of North Carolina, except those holding a residency training license, shall complete at least 60 hours of Category 1 CME relevant to the physician's current or intended specialty or area of practice every three years.

Beginning on July 1, 2017, every physician who prescribes controlled substances, except those holding a residency training license, shall complete at least three hours of CME, from the required 60 hours of Category 1 CME, that is designed specifically to address controlled substance prescribing practices. The controlled substance prescribing CME shall include instruction on controlled substance prescribing practices, recognizing signs of the abuse or misuse of controlled substances, and controlled substance prescribing for chronic pain management.

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