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

For podiatrists, NetCE will electronically report successful course completions to CE Broker.

Continuing Education Requirement

For podiatrists, NetCE will electronically report successful course completions to CE Broker.

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.

Podiatrists are required 25 hours each year, 10 of which may be completed through self-study.**

Licensees who hold DEA certifications for prescribing must 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™.

**NetCE courses are considered self-study.

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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 or Arizona State Board of Podiatry Examiners at (602) 542-8151 or https://podiatry.az.gov/resources/renew - PODs for additional information regarding your continuing education.