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State of Michigan Allopathic CME Requirements 

Each CME activity is broken into 2 "categories" outlined below. A more detailed discussion of each category can be found in the Michigan Administrative Code under "Board of Medicine - General Rules". There is a maximum amount of credits you can claim for each category subsection. Allopathic physicians are required to complete 150 hours of CME in courses or programs approved by the board of which a minimum of 75 hours of the required 150 hours must be from Category 1 programs. 

Before submitting your application, please make sure you have completed all requirements outlined in the LARA Allopathic Licensure Requirements Checklist.

 

There are also some additional content-specific requirements (these count towards your 150 hour total) 

  1. Human Trafficking Training - Beginning with the 2017 renewal cycle and all renewal cycles thereafter, licensees seeking renewal must certify on their renewal application that prior to renewing their license they have completed a one-time training in identifying victims of human trafficking that meets the standards in Administrative Rule R 338.120

  2. Medical Ethics Training A minimum of 1 hour of continuing education needs to be earned in the area of medical ethics is required for all renewal cycles that began on or after 4/26/2021.

  3. Pain and symptom management - Beginning with the 2022 renewal cycles and all renewal cycles thereafter, controlled substance licensees or individuals who are licensed to prescribe or dispense controlled substances must certify on their renewal application that prior to renewing their license they have completed a 1-time training in opioids and controlled substance awareness that meets the standards established in Administrative Rule 338.3135. If licensed during the full 3-year renewal cycle, a minimum of 3 hours of continuing education must be earned in the area of pain and symptom management. At least 1 of the 3 hours must include controlled substance prescribing.

  4. Implicit Bias Training - For initial renewals completed after June 1, 2021, completion of 1 hour of implicit bias training is required for each year of licensure since June 1, 2021. If renewing prior to June 1, 2022 implicit bias training is not required for that renewal. Once the initial renewal is completed, then 1 hour of implicit bias training will be required for each year of the current license cycle going forward. Please note, this is not a one-time training and must be completed for each renewal cycle prior to the renewal being completed.

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