Arizona Physicians CE Requirements, Accreditations & Approvals

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

Continuing Education Requirement

Attention Arizona Physicians: Under Governor Ducey’s Executive Order, state agencies and boards will defer requirements to renew licenses that have an expiration date between March 1, 2020 and September 1, 2020 by six months from the expiration date, unless those requirements can be completed online. Additionally, requirements to complete continuing education will also be deferred by six months, unless those requirements can be completed online. State agencies and boards will suspend any rules that prevent or limit the amount of online or alternative learning hours permitted to issue or renew a license. For more information, please visit https://azgovernor.gov/governor/news/2020/03/governor-ducey-issues-executive-order-expand-licensing-opportunities.

MDs are required 40 hours of AMA PRA Category 1 Credit™ every two years. Effective April 26, 2018, licensees who are authorized to prescribe Schedule II controlled substances and hold a valid DEA number or a licensee who is authorized to dispense controlled substances shall complete a minimum of 3 hours of CE related to opioids, substance use disorders, or addiction every renewal.

DOs are required 40 hours of Board-approved CME every two years, 24 of which must be AOA Category 1-A Credit, and a maximum 16 hours of which may AMA PRA Category 1 Credit™. * Effective April 26, 2018, licensees who are authorized to prescribe Schedule II controlled substances and hold a valid DEA number or a licensee who is authorized to dispense controlled substances shall complete a minimum of 3 hours of CE related to opioids, substance use disorders, or addiction every renewal.

*NetCE courses are considered AOA Category 2-B Credit and AMA PRA Category 1 Credit™.

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For More Information

Please contact the Arizona Board of Medical Examiners at (480) 551-2700 or Arizona Board of Osteopathic Examiners in Medicine and Surgery at (480) 657-7703 or http://apps.azsos.gov/public_services/Title_04/4-16.pdf - MDs or http://www.azleg.gov/viewdocument/?docName=http://www.azleg.gov/ars/32/01825.htm - DOs for additional information regarding your continuing education.