Rhode Island Physician Assistants CE Requirements, Accreditations & Approvals

Rhode Island Physician Assistants

In support of improving patient care, NetCE is jointly accredited by the Accreditation Council for Continuing Medical Education (ACCME), the Accreditation Council for Pharmacy Education (ACPE), and the American Nurses Credentialing Center (ANCC), to provide continuing education for the healthcare team.

As a jointly accredited provider, NetCE is authorized to award Category 1 CME Credit to physician assistants certified through the National Commission on Certification of Physician Assistants (NCCPA).

The Rhode Island Board of Medicine and Discipline accepts courses from any provider who is ACCME-accredited and awards AMA PRA Category 1 Credit ™.

Continuing Education Requirement

PAs are required 25 hours of AMA PRA Category 1 Credit ™ each year.

Effective January 2, 2020, licensees who prescribe Schedule II opioids have a one-time requirement of 8 hours of Category I CME in any or all of the following topics:

Beginning with DEA initial registrations or renewals starting June 27, 2023, all DEA-registered practitioners (with the exception of DVM-only license holders) are required 8 hours on treating and managing patients with opioid or other substance use disorders, including the appropriate clinical use of all FDA-approved drugs for the treatment of a substance use disorder, one-time only.

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For More Information

Please contact the Rhode Island Board of Medicine and Discipline at (401) 222-3855 or (401) 222-5960, or refer to https://health.ri.gov/licenses/detail.php?id=237 and https://rules.sos.ri.gov/regulations/part/216-40-05-24 for additional information regarding your continuing education.