Continuing medical education

CME Requirements for Virginia

The Virginia Board of Medicine requires all licensees to earn 60 CME Credits every two-year renewal cycle. Of the 60 CME earned, a minimum of 30 must be Category 1 CME Credits. Licensees with prescriptive authority must complete two hours of continuing education in Pain Management. The requirements are detailed below:

· 60 Credit hours every two-year renewal cycle: In order to renew an active license biennially, a practitioner shall attest to completion of at least 60 hours of continuing learning activities within the two years immediately preceding renewal. 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.

· 2 Credit hours addressing Pain Management: Licensees with prescriptive authority must complete 2 hours of continuing education (CE) in pain management, proper prescribing of controlled substances, and the diagnosis and management of addiction. The two credit hours must be earned through Category 1 activities. 

The American College of Surgeons has compiled summaries of these State CME Requirements for your convenience. 

The Virginia Chapter and the American College of Surgeons (ACS) are committed to providing members with the highest quality educational resources and support to meet Continuing Medical Education (CME) requirements, for example:

· Monthly online AMA PRA Category 1 Credit™ and Self-Assessment Credit through your member subscription to the Journal of the American College of Surgeons

· Three online Safe Pain Control coursestotaling 4 AMA PRA Category 1 Credits™

· Clinical Congress 2019 Webcast packages offer up to 175 AMA PRA Category 1 Credits™ and 175 Self-Assessment Credits which can be tailored to a physician’s interests or requirements, including Credit to Address Opioid/Pain Management

· Coming soon! A new online 8-module course, Optimizing Perioperative Pain Management: An Evidence-Based Approach, will offer 8 AMA PRA Category 1 Credits

State requirements are subject to change. Please contact or your state medical board if you have any questions or concerns. Individuals must check with their state to verify that the content does meet the specific requirements.