Alabama Physicians CE Requirements, Accreditations & Approvals

Alabama Physicians

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.

The Alabama State Board of Medical Examiners accepts courses from any provider who is ACCME-accredited and awards AMA PRA Category 1 Credit™.

Continuing Education Requirement

MDs and DOs are required 25 hours of AMA PRA Category 1 Credit™ each year. Licensees who hold an Alabama Controlled Substances Certificate (ACSC) are required 2 hours of AMA PRA Category 1 Credit™ in prescribing controlled substances every two years.

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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Please contact the Alabama State Board of Medical Examiners at (800) 227-2606, or refer to and for additional information regarding your continuing education.