CME requirements for NJ Physician License

Question F. :  Continuing Medical Education Courses: Pursuant to N.J.S.A. 45:9-7.1, all licensed physicians are required as a condition for biennial renewal to complete 100 credits of continuing medical education courses.

All credits must be in Category I or Category II as 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.

Forty of the 100 credits must be in Category I and 2 of those 40 Category I credits must be in programs or on topics relating to end-of-life.

Newly licensed individuals who have completed an accredited graduate medical education program within the 24 months prior to 7/1/13 are exempt from the CME requirement for this renewal.

All licensees must complete a NJ Board Orientation course within 24 months of becoming licensed. If you are a new licensee and have completed or are scheduled to attend a NJ State Board Orientation course, answer “yes” to question f.

If you have been granted a waiver from a continuing education requirement including the end-of-life credits, or if you sought a waiver on or before April 30, 2015, and have not yet been advised as to the Board’s decision concerning your request, you may answer “yes” to question f.

The Board will conduct a random audit of licensees at a later date.



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